No, this is not an April fool’s prank nor have we gone crazy. But we do know at this very time, your trash bin contains a few skincare goodies you’re putting to waste. Did you know there’s a whole list of food scraps that can be reused to get healthier skin? So, before taking the trash out its time to uncover the beauty benefits of what you think is food waste.

Banana peels
 

Banana peels

Banana peels work incredibly well for treating acne, simply rubbing the inside of the peel few times a day will give results in a week. But that’s not all, if you have discoloured teeth rub banana peel for a minute everyday to get pearly whites. It also helps soothe down warts, insect bites and psoriasis outbreak.

Coffee grounds
 

Coffee grounds

You know how coffee wakes you up in the morning ang gets you started for the day? It does the same for your skin! Use your cooled down, waste coffee ground to gently exfoliate your skin. The grainy texture helps get rid of dead skin cells as well as imparts a healthy glow. This method is also used to reduce cellulite on the body by promoting blood circulation.

Tomato pulp
 

Tomato pulp

If you don’t use the inside pulp of tomato in your food and allow it to end up in the trash now you wouldn’t. Tomato contains lycopene which helps in giving brighter and even looking skin. Simply apply the pulp of the tomato on your skin, allow it to dry and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Eggshells
 

Eggshells

Eggs are used in several DIY beauty recipes, they have moisturising, nourishing and skin replenishing properties. However, you can also use them as a spot treatment. Take the thin skin on the inside of an egg shell and place it over a patch of blackheads or blemished skin. Allow it to dry and peel it off to get glowing radiant skin.