Are banana peels good for skin? Dermatologists weigh in


For many, TikTok has become a go-to source for beauty advice. It’s a spot where you can discover buzzy new product recommendations and helpful hacks. And while some of the tips you find on the app can actually benefit your routine —like using rosemary oil for hair growth — many of them should be taken with a grain of salt.

Take the viral hack of using banana peels on skin. Some users have said that it can help reduce dark under-eye circles, fine lines and inflammation.

It seems too good to be true. Could a fruit you can buy for a $1 at the grocery store really solve some of the most common skin care woes? We turned to two top derms to find out. Here, Dr. Jordan Carqueville a leading board-certified dermatologist in Chicago and Dr. Adeline Kikam, the Texas-based board-certified dermatologist behind the account @brownskinderm, help explain why using banana peels is so popular and share some science-backed tips that actually help under-eye skin concerns.