Leftover fruit or vegetable peels are often thrown away without knowing that they also contain vitamins and minerals that are present in the fruits or veggies themselves.
Below are some fruit and veggie peels that we can save as they have amazing health and beauty uses.
Due to its mild acidity, potato peels are one of the best remedies to lighten our skin, reduce excess oil, get rid of dark circles, and treat acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. We simply need to blend potato peels and then use a piece of cheesecloth to extract the juice. Apply the potato juice using a cotton ball over the affected area for a few minutes before rinsing off with water.
Potato peels can also be used to add luster to hair and also help them to grow faster. For this, we need to apply the potato juice on our scalp and hair for 5 minutes and leaves it on for another 15 minutes. Wash it off with water. Doing this will help eliminate the buildup of chemicals from various hairstyling aids and make the hair smooth and bouncy.
Bananas are delicious and super healthy. When we eat them, we often discard their peels which have a variety of uses.
Banana peels are good for the skin. Rubbing the inner side of banana peels on our face can help moisturize and brighten skin, reduce wrinkles, and fade acne scars. This can also help exfoliate our skin to eliminate those dead cells that make our complexion look lifeless.
Placing the peel on closed eyes can also help reduce puffiness. In removing a wart, taping a piece of ripe banana peel over it and leaving it there overnight is recommended. When it comes to psoriasis, applying banana peel to the affected area will help moisturize and relieve itch.
Lemon peels are just loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that promotes skin healing and prevents premature aging signs from showing up. The peels are excellent at drying out pimples as well as lightening the skin. Simply rub the inside part of the lemon peels on acne to enjoy this benefit.
For age spots (blemishes, wrinkles, acne, freckles, dark spots), we only need to rub the lemon peel against them and allow it to dry. Repeat this after an equal interval of time and wash off with cold water. However, while using this method we should protect your skin from sun exposure.
Lemon peel can also help keep our skin soft, supple and hydrated all the time. Simply take one small piece of lemon peel and rub it all around the face. Do this several times a day.