What’s it all about then?
Basically, skincare savvy TikTok users are making under-eye masks from banana peels to treat dark circles and bags. “Despite the availability of thousands of products from hundreds of brands, choosing what to use to treat your dark circles, acne, wrinkles, and puffy eyes is no easy feat,” comments aesthetic doctor, Dr Osman Bashir Tahir. “In fact, the overwhelming number of choices only makes it more difficult. And that’s to say nothing about how much money you’ll sink into the process of trying to find your “holy grail” product. With more and more people following new (and usually unique) TikTok beauty hacks, everyone is now looking for quick and easy fixes, like a banana peel.
Does it actually work?
Quite possibly, it seems. “Banana peels help to improve your blood circulation,” Dr Tahir tells us. “That, along with their high levels of antioxidants and potassium, are thought to be the reason why banana peels help lighten the sensitive area under the eyes. Banana peels are rich in many nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese. These reduce wrinkles by hydrating, boosting collagen production, and helping with circulation.” Worth a try, we say.