15 May 2012

How to Treat Acne in 4 Days With the Help of Banana Peels

Do you remember my rave about using banana skin to heal acne? My teenage daughter recently came to the same feelings as well. Now we are like banana hunters at home and don't let anyone throw away peels without us approving.

What makes his my favorite method for fighting acne? The fact that the natural ingredients in the banana peels not only heal the acne in no time but also clear the blemish and leave absolutely no sign whatsoever.


To make my point clear, I did some field testing, so you can see for yourselves in case you are still having doubts about that natural method of healing acne and treating blemished skin.
In other words, here is how you can get rid of any visible signs of your pimples in just 4 days!

See? On the fourth day there are only slightly visible signs of what used to be. You can go on until they disappear entirely, as I like to do or let the sun do the rest of the job.

Did you enjoy the banana peel method?

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118 comments:

  1. That is cool! I use Paw Paw fruit and it works as well! But great to know that Banana works as well.

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    1. Oh, I have to try Paw Paw fruit too. How exactly do you use it?

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    2. I haven't tried fresh PawPaw, very interesting! There's an ointment made from it called "Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment." Not sure where you live but it's made in Queensland, Australia, and I could never find it to buy in person in America.
      I've used banana for warts (almost a little TOO effective, scarred my finger where non-wart area was over exposed, like a burn) but never for acne. Will have a go!

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  2. Wow, that's great. I had heard about banana peels for warts but never for acne.

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    1. Yes, I too wrote about treating warts with banana peels. Using them against acne is another great natural treatment!

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    2. Do u just rub the peel on warts the same way as acne? How quickly does it work?

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    3. Tammie, I have a great recipe to treat warts in my book Banana Beauty, which you can purchase here.

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  3. That is amazing!!! I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for the pictures. Proof that it works!

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  4. So glad I found this! I never knew about banana peels. I've tried the toothpaste method, but I don't think that's natural. :) Are you saving banana peels in the fridge, or eating 3 bananas a day?

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    1. Nichole, you only need a tiny bit of banana peel, not a whole banana. Learn how to do it correctly here.

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    2. In other words, you can use less than a banana a day.

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  5. I'd of never thought of that! Thanks for sharing! I recently switched to all natural mineral makeup that I found on Etsy (willowtreeminerals.etsy.com) and it also really helped smooth my skin and calm it down. I never knew my old makeup was the cause to my bad skin!

    http://heversonart.blogspot.com

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    1. It is amazing how easy the answers are, isn't it! Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. I checked out their products, and I am going to buy my makeup and my bridesmaids makeup from them! Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Oh my goodness this is incredible! I can't believe I didn't see the recipe from you before! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is amazing! My poor son inherited my skin - at least he got his Daddy's perfect teeth - we have spent a fortune on acne treatments, and he is on a three month round of antibiotics! He's gonna be my guinea pig now...... :)

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  8. oh my goodness! I've never heard of using banana peel to treat acne before but if it works..that;s wonderful!

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  9. bananas are just so wonderful. <3 I was a little surprised to read that you have a teenage daughter, maybe because you look so young. :)

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  10. There is a lady here who uses banana peels for skin cancer.

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    1. Skin cancer? Are you serious? You have to tell me more!

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  11. Can the unused portion of peel be stored for later use? If yes, how?

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    1. I don't think you can store a peel for later use. I sometimes cut a piece of banana and use the peel around it for one-time treatment.

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  12. Banana peels also help take the "itch" out of mosquito bites!! :)

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. I have to try that!

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  13. My husband is from south America and he uses banana peels on everything. Bug bites, scrapes, burns.... You name it. I always thought he was crazy but it works!!!

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    1. Hahaha, it's never too late to see your husband with new eyes, right? Now, I have to try what he does! Mosquitoes, come and get me!

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  14. Omg I will have to try now that my acne turned into rosacea and for those horrible mosquito bites, mines get so swollen and the itch is unbearable. Thanks for these tips gals

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    1. Oh, I hope bananas can be effective to rosacea. As Jenn Olives mentions in the comments, bananas are great for mosquito bites!

      Please, share the results after a week of treating your rosacea!

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  15. Does this help treat acne scarring and the other redness caused by previous pimples? That's my problem right now. Thanks :)

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    1. If they are fresh enough, yes! But if they are months old it will be harder.

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    2. Awesome! But how long would you say it would take on older ones?

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    3. It depends on the scar. Just go ahead and try it, there will be visible difference in less than a week.

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  16. You should've treated one and used the other as a control. Now we don't know if they just healed naturally or something. Cool idea though.

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    1. Good point, I will do that next time!

      For now you should trust me :D

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    2. I have never heard of a blemish disappearing without a trace on it's own in 4 days! Unless you have super skin! I think it was definitely the banana! ^_^

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    3. Yay, I am so glad it worked for you! Thanks for coming back!

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  17. I will have to try that. I'm in my late 20s but I still get horrible acne at times that just won't go away.

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  18. This is so amazing! I'll have to try it, as soon as we have any bananas in the house :)

    Also - could you tell me *how* it works? What is it in bananas that clears acne?

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    1. Hannah, I am looking forward to your results!

      What makes bananas priceless in the fight against acne is the potassium and the antioxidants housed within their peel. They have the ability to drastically reduce skin irritation, swelling and redness, as well as to diminish the visibility of scars.

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  19. I dont have a problem with acne but shaved my underarms and have an ingrown hair any idea how ro get it to head without usin a needle to get the hair out it is quite painful thanks

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  20. I have an acne right at this moment and it's bugging me around. I tried to search through Google about acne treatments and I'm glad I found this site. I will try it immediately the "banana peel treatment for acne".

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    1. Do you mean a dingle treatment or how many days?

      Read more here: http://blog.kanelstrand.com/2012/01/banana-peels-against-acne.html

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  22. Hi Sonya,

    Thanks sooo much for sharing this valuable information. I had a clear face until I moved in to a new city and the changed weather and water started playing havoc with my face, particularly my cheeks. I'm 26 and I've started to get acne and rough skin on my cheeks. I suspect this is happening due to dryness in the weather. Would a banana peel work for this skin condition too?

    Also, I'm having pin holes on my cheeks. Would you have a remedy for this?

    Thanks again... :-)

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    1. Hi Meenal,
      Go ahead and try the banana peels, they will make your skin soft and nourished.

      I am not sure about pin holes though. I think you could try exfoliating the skin around. You can try some of the exfoliating masks on Kanelstrand, f.ex. Homemade sugar face scrub and Homemade exfoliating and moisturizing mask

      Good luck and please come back to let us know how the treatment affected you!

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    2. this really works! Thanks a ton!!! Not only did my acne marks become lighter but this also controlled new breakouts.. :-)

      I'm yet to try out scrubs to get rid of the pinholes though.

      You're a savior!

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    3. I am so happy Meenal! Thank you for keeping us updated and be sure to come back whenever you try the scrubs!

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  24. Amazing results, if this method works as it is shown above my sister will be delighted, i will definitely share this with her, she desperately need something to cure acne.

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    1. Please do, and then come back to let us know how it went for her!

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  25. Do I wash my face with water after?? Or just leave it alone??

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    1. Natalie, you don't wash your face afterwards because you want the banana to work for as long as possible.

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  26. how about acnes as big as a safety match head. will it work?

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  27. hi sonya im almae i have acnes that covered the entire area of my face is that banana peels effective to me?well i hope so..i already tried it and im just observing for the results....i hope it will help me..i dont know now what to do

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    1. Keep on applying the banana peels, they will decrease any inflammation and whatever your situation is, it will get better.

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  28. Is there a way to preserve the portion of banana peel not used and use it for the next application or does it have to be a freshly peeled banana each time? And, do you need to eat the banana prior to application for it to be effective?

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    1. There is no immediate connection between eating a banana and rubbing its peel on your skin. Anyway, eating bananas has health benefits including normalizing blood pressure, etc. In this case I have suggested eating it just so it doesn't go to waste. You can cut a small piece, eat it and use the peel. In this way you will preserve the rest of the banana easier for next use.

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  29. When I use this can I be sure that just applying the banana peel method is going to keep my face clean and moisturized?
    I ask this because I'm just 17 and I feel like I've tried everything so I resolved with just keeping my face clean and moisturized and hoping for the best.

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    1. Yes, your skin will be clean and moisturized. You will see for yourself on the next day after you start using it!

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    2. All right, I'll hold you on to that.

      Wish me luck ^ ^

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    3. Good luck and make sure you came back to let us know how it went for you!

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    4. Ok so, you were definitely right. My face is now so much calmer (I used to have new ones on my face every single day but now its been a whole week since a breakout) plus I can't even remember the last time I used a store bought product for my face.

      Who knew assaulting my face with banana peels could be this fun and rewarding?!
      Advice to ANYONE who wants to try this: give it a shot, it may sound really weird and you may be really skeptical but if you stick with it for more than a day, you would notice that whatever you were attacking on your face would have stopped hurting maybe even started disappearing as well. It really is worth it, as a ninja, you have my word.

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    5. Thank you for coming back to share your experience! I am so glad! Good luck with bananas ahead. I hope you will have less reasons to use them :)

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  30. hi sonya , i started having acne 15 yrs. old and now im already 18yrs. old and ance make my nose little deformed . can banana peel can cure or erase the acne in my face ??

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    1. Banana peels cannot reverse anything that has already happen but you can try to fix the acne you have now. Also, it is a good idea to go through the previous comments, there is much information that might be helpful. Good luck!

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  31. My 95 year old Mother has developed a skin rash or breakout....I'm going to try this for her.....I have used banana peel to whiten my teeth....I makes a visible difference!

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    1. Thank you for sharing the tip for whitening teeth, I have to try it! And good luck with your mother's rash! Let us know how it went.

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  32. hi i was wondering if you could tell me how many times a day you apply the bananna peel? :) I have really bad acne and I am willing to try anything to get rid of it

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    1. Hi Alma, you can read about the whole procedure here: http://blog.kanelstrand.com/2012/01/banana-peels-against-acne.html

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  33. hi does the banana have to be ripe or does it not matter
    and also how long does it take before the pimples are pretty much gone? because i want to clear my pimples over the 4 day break and i really want my pimples to be completly gone :)

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    1. Then you'd better start right away and see how it goes. The time will depend on the type and amount of pimples you have but as the headline says, 4 days. It is better that the banana is ripe. Good luck!

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    2. kk thanks im trying it now
      i just have one more question
      if you treat it 4 times a day will that make the healing process quicker or will it take the same time :) thanks

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    3. Hi, yes, you can do that 4 times a day but I am afraid you lost 1 day already :) just go ahead and start!

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    4. its ok i have till wednesday lol so hopefully it works

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  35. I'm not saying that it doesn't work, but if it worked then why do people buy acne products? And why haven't I heard of this before? I just wasted $10 on yet another lotion that made the acne worse. I guess I will try this once I buy some bananas.

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    1. Well, I guess you have to accept that there are hundreds of things that you haven't heard about and yet work. Try rubbing a banana peel and see how it goes, at least you won't cost you $10. Of course, it'd be great if you come back and let us all know about the effect.

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  36. Hi sonya...do i need to wash my face first with soap before i rub the banana peel in my face?. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Grace, wash yourself with water, you don't need the soap.

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    2. Thanks sonya...i will try it this week..

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    3. Great, let us know how it went for you!

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  37. Hi Sonya...one more question...can i rub the banana peel to my whole face?..thanks..

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    1. Hi Grace, yes, you can rub the peel all over your face, it will get soft and clean!

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  38. Wow! This really works. It's amazing:) when facials and expensive lotions didn't work I thought I'll have to live with my acne... but now it's almost completely gone! I'm so happy I came across this article. Thank you soooooo much my skin is much clearer and super soft, I hardly need any moisturizer anymore!

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  39. WOW!! This is amazing!! I've had quiet bad acne for the past months and I've searched the web for weeks until I finally came across this article. I already thought I will just have to live with the acne because even facial treatments and expensive lotions did not work at all but thanks to you almost all breakouts are completely gone:) thank you sooooo much. Banana peels are the best thing that I have ever used on my skin. I don't even have to use moisturizer that often anymore.

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  40. i have spent a fortune finding the right cure for my acne, well i want to try this one, and hope it will help this time.

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  41. hi,i just want to know that does banana works for blemishes.coz i hve blemishes on my cheeks.

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    1. Banana peels will make your blemishes fade with time, so go ahead!

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  42. I found this treatment great, I find over the counter gels and creams make my skin really dry and the flare ups even worse.
    I have or should i say had! big red under skin painful nodules, after the first night things were pretty much the same, but after a few days/nights I started noticing a dramatic change in the size and redness of the nodules, the pain has subsided allot too, after 7 days of washing my face with warm water only, apply a hot flannel to the chin area and rubbing banana peel on the area, I can see a great difference.
    I can honestly say, my chin is clearing, one side has no nodules or new spots just pale pink marks were they used to be, the left side still has one medium spot, but even that has come up and gone down allot faster then usual, I am hoping that the continued use will clear it all up, another 7 days and time will tell, but people please try this! it works


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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how the banana method worked for you, Rachel!

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  43. Well another update & no problem at all I just hope others try this.
    My chin is looking better, no new pimples, no deep under the skin nodules, it is really working.
    Why do the doctors tell you things like this, I know ans that is because they will not make any money from it! all these years, Vit E creams, Freederm, Pills on subscription and nothing, well the pills cleared it but as soon as you stop they come back worse, and to think this wonderful simple (CHEAP) treatment is doing the trick?

    Crazy!

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  44. How do I upload photos? I would like to post 1 photo, then people can see the little pink marks where huge nodules used to be? I am that proud of banana skin I am happy to post a picture :-)

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  45. Hello Rachel, thank you so much for taking the time to come back and share your excitement with us! I am as happy as you that you found the banana treatment useful! You are right, once you realize how good it is for you, the idea of spending money for products that promise treating your acne seems ridiculous!

    If you send your photos to my email: kanelstrand@gmail.com I will upload them in the post above.

    Thank you!

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  46. After I rub the banana do I wash my face? Or leave it on?
    Can I put make up over it?

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    1. Leave it on the pimples and wash it off your unaffected skin, if there is anything to wash at all. I wouldn't recommend putting makeup on it because it will slow the healing process.

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  47. hi. when u wash your face with warm water. do you include soap??

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  48. hi it's me again after you rub that banana how many minutes will it take to wait after you wash it with water thanks!

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    1. Let it on as long as you can, from a minimum of 1 hour to the whole night.

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  49. Unfortunately after 3 treatments I realised the banana was actually affecting my skin in a negative way... it broke me out! and now I have to deal with extra spots and probably scarring too :(
    I'm thinking it was the banana but I'm too scared to try it out again!

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    1. Bananas contain substances that are associated with the latex-fruit allergy syndrome. If you have a latex allergy, you may very likely be allergic to bananas as well and that might be causing the breakouts.

      Stop immediately if you have an increase in acne. It would be best to seek advice from a dermatologist, just to make sure whether you have this allergy or not.

      And please, keep us updated!

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  50. I thought I'd share my process in case anyone else is suffering through a similar situation. I had so-so skin while I was on the pill, had bad skin once I got off it, and then HORRIBLE skin once I got pregnant. I am now about 10 weeks (!!!) and I can't even look in the mirror without crying. Clogged pores galore, huge nodules on forehead, bridge of nose, and chin ... you name it, it's on my face. I'm now on my 2nd day of banana-ing and I can't see a noticeable diff. yet, but I will keep at it.

    Thanks for the tip!

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  51. What!! it's vanished. Great.

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  52. Hello Ms. Kanelstrand ! I am going to try this tomorrow ... I hope it will work for me ... Btw. Is it okay for me to wash my face with soap before rubbing the banana peels on my face ? I have 7-12 pimples on my face right now. I'm 17 and I have acne since I'm 14 years old. Waiting for your answer ! More Power :D

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    1. Hi Lyra, yes, you can wash your face with soap. Good luck and dom't forget to come back and let us know how the treatment worked out for you!

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  53. Hello! Just dropping by, telling that this treatment really worked for me. As i have read this last August 2012 that time im suffering acne but then and now once i have applied my face is doing so great until now, thanks kanelstrand!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to let us all know. I am so happy that this simple and healthy treatment worked well for you!

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  54. hi Sonya I have acne in my whole face from 3yrs ago and its still not going. Can banana peels vanish my acne within 1 week

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    1. I cannot promise you that but it wouldn't hurt to try.

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  56. is it normal if i feel my skin tight after applying the banana peel?

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  57. i have many pimples on my cheek and around my forehead i suffered pimples for 2 years i hope it will work for me........

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