A doctor has warned women not to rub smashed up bananas into their bum cheeks in an attempt to boost their butts. It should go without saying, but apparently not.
Women - or men, to be fair - who want to plump up their bums to give them Kim Kardashian-style curve are being urged not to smoother themselves in a paste made from bananas, petroleum jelly or yogurt after several popular YouTube channels claimed it would help.
Experts have warned that using the fruit-based concoction could result in rashes, inflammation, irritation and exacerbation of eczema. Lovely.
Channel OMG Remedies is one of those that has suggested the use of bananas and petroleum jelly, with a promise (that's bulls***) that it will make your bum cheeks grow 'twice the size'.
In a clip that has racked up more than 620,000 views, she says: "I'm going to show you how to grow bigger buttocks using petroleum jelly and banana.
"I know this may look or sound crazy to you but this is just a simple remedy that works to grow your buttocks two sizes bigger.
"This is not going to grow your buttocks 10 sizes bigger, it's going to grow your buttocks about two sizes bigger.
"This is just a simple trick you can do at home."
Another blogger told followers that a mix of banana and yogurt works, too. (It does not).
The blogger said: "[Petroleum jelly] and banana are some of the common products that make your buttocks bigger.
"If you rub [petroleum jelly] on your butt every night before going to sleep, the size of your butt will increase after a few weeks.
"You can also create a home-made butt cream by mixing bananas and yogurt.
"Follow this procedure to apply this cream on your butt - get a banana and mash it in a bowl until it turns into a soft puree.
"Add yogurt to the puree and mix it until it turns into a smooth paste. Take the cream and rub it all over your buttocks.
"Massage thoroughly to ensure that it is absorbed in the skin."
In response to the bizarre claims, Dr Diana Gall from online doctor and prescription service Doctor-4-U has issued a warning.
Dr Gall said: "It's never wise to turn to home remedies without being sure it's completely safe.
"Bananas are a common allergy and the proteins from the fruit can cause irritation and inflammation for allergy sufferers.
"Reactions can range from mild symptoms such as a rash or itching to life-threatening illness, so it's best not to take risks.
"An allergy can also cause contact dermatitis, which is a type of eczema that can be thoroughly unpleasant and irritating.
"You should always know what you are putting in or onto your body and seek medical advice if you are unsure."
Chantelle Thompson, who founded Brazilian Booty Lift, a company that uses special technology to give non-surgical body contouring, added: "It's alarming the lengths people will go to in order to achieve their idea of perfect curves.
"Although I applaud people not wanting to go the surgical route, they need to be realistic about what will work and what is simply going to be a waste of time... and bananas."
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