I use banana peel to keep wrinkles at bay – it may be gross but it’s cheaper than Botox and really works | The Sun

IF you want your skin to look and feel youthful, we’ve got just the hack for you.

While many women will resort to often uncomfortable and expensive methods to keep their youthful appearance, by using filler and Botox to smooth their lines, one woman has taken to TikTok to share her cheap and effective hack to keep wrinkles at bay. 

Mum-of-three Alayna Ryan explained that she uses banana peel to stop her skin going wrinkly – yes, you heard that correctly.

While Alayna noted that this method might be “gross”, she claimed that she has been doing it for years and it is a very effective natural alternative to Botox. 

Whilst rubbing a banana peel on her face, the beauty fan said: “Ok, really gross, but it works.

“This is what I’ve been doing for years.

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“It’s disgusting, but it’s natural Botox.

“The inside of a banana peel.

“No wrinkles!

“The grosser it looks from the outside, the better your skin’s gonna look.

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“You’re welcome.” 

Alayna’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly gone viral and has racked up a whopping 1.8million views.

It has 125.6k likes and 17.8k shares.

In a recent article, dermatologists revealed the added anti-aging benefits bananas have when you use their empty peels on your skin.

It may be hard to believe a smoothie staple and cereal topper is the missing piece in your skincare routine, yet a recent Today article revealed the TikTok claims to be true, as dermatologists weighed in on the anti-aging benefits of banana peels.

Though there is no scientific evidence to prove the skincare effects of this fruit, Chicago-based dermatologist Dr. Jordan Carqueville and Texas-based Dr. Adeline Kikam share their expertise on the benefits.

According to Dr. Kikam, the tannins of the banana are similar to those used in different skincare products for tightening and toning purposes.

These tannins are also known to help diminish under-eye bags and brighten them.

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"You can actually find bananas listed as an ingredient in some skin care products, Kikam said, because they're rich in good-for-the-skin phytochemicals and vitamin A," the article notes.

The article paraphrases Dr. Carqueville's thoughts: "By leaving the peels on the skin for an extended period it could potentially "occlude" the skin, essentially sealing moisture in."

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