Whip up this DIY mango face mask and smoothie, and enjoy your back-from-vacation glow.
Mango offers a slew of health and beauty benefits, nourishing and reviving your skin to leave you looking brand new. Even the mango peel and seed contain skin-healing nutrients.
So grab that mango and head to the kitchen because it’s time to get to work. Afterward, everyone will notice your glow, but no one will know you did it all yourself.
Mango: Health and Beauty Perks
Mango is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish your body and skin.
For instance, just one cup delivers 67% of your daily vitamin C and over 8% of your copper, folate, and vitamins A and E, says Healthline.
Better yet, these nutrients also fight acne, sun damage, and aging. Vitamin A blasts acne and wrinkles, while vitamin E locks in moisture and softens skin. Plus, vitamin C brightens skin, boosts collagen, and slows aging to make you glow again.
According to registered dietitians Ryan Raman and Cecilia Snyder, mango also contains mangiferin, an antioxidant that fights aging and cellular damage. So whether you snack on mango slices or slather on mango lotion, you’re sure to reap the rewards. And what better reason to stock up on that mango body butter?
DIY Mango Face Mask for Glowing Skin
Next, whip up this DIY mango face mask to brighten your skin and send your acne and wrinkles packing. All you need is mango, yogurt, a mixing bowl and honey. Manuka honey works best, but feel free to use raw honey instead.
However, mango’s vitamin C boosts radiance and evens skin tone, while yogurt’s lactic acid softens skin and exfoliates. Meanwhile, Manuka honey kills bacteria to ward off acne.
So gather the items below to begin.
Mango Face Mask: Items
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh mango, peeled
- Small mixing bowl
- A fork
- 1 tablespoon Manuka honey
- A towel
- A blender
Mango Face Mask: Directions
Combine the mango and yogurt in a blender, and blend until smooth. Then, transfer the contents to a mixing bowl, and add honey.
Stir well, apply the mixture evenly to your skin, and set a timer for 20 minutes. Then, make your smoothie while you wait for your mango face mask to dry. Another option? Add a mango butter exfoliating body scrub to your spa day to get a full-body glow. Or visit Stylecraze for 10 more incredible mango masks you can make at home.
Mango Smoothie for Glowing Skin
Next, whip up this refreshing mango smoothie to double your glow. This smoothie nourishes your body and skin, making it the perfect beauty treat. Plus, it’s rich in vitamin C, which boosts your immune system and fights aging and free radicals.
So gather the items below to begin.
- 2 cups of fresh mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup of almond milk (vanilla or unsweetened)
- 1 fresh banana
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey or agave (optional)
- 1/2 cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- A dash of cinnamon (optional)
- Handful of coconut flakes (optional)
- A blender
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Next, pour the mixture into a tall cup, drizzle honey, cinnamon, and coconut flakes on top (optional), and garnish with a banana or mango wedge.
Then refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
Also, feel free to adapt the ingredients to your liking. For instance, add honey or agave if you prefer your smoothie sweet.
You can make this smoothie as often as you’d like, and it even makes a delicious late-night snack.
Now, listen for that timer, and rinse your mask with warm water when it sounds. Then, pat your face dry, and follow with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Use this mango face mask twice per week for the best results.
Another tip? Follow with Klavuu’s White Pearlsation sheet mask and pearl primer to get a lit-from-within glow. White Pearlsation also gives you a flawless canvas for applying your foundation. See the beauty tutorial for details.
Side effects are rare when applying mango products to your skin, but consult your doctor if you have sensitive skin or another skin condition. Use all beauty products as instructed to reduce the risks.
Also, mango skins contain urushiol, a chemical found in poison oak and poison ivy that can cause a skin rash lasting two days. Mango can even worsen skin rashes caused by poison oak, sumac, or ivy, so avoid all mango products until the rash clears, says Healthline.
So treat yourself to a DIY mango face mask and smoothie to bring back your glow. Mango is packed with nutrients that fight acne, sun damage, and aging and leave your skin radiant and refreshed.
Use the mango face mask twice per week for best results, and drink the mango smoothie as often as you’d like. You’ll look so rested, your friends will swear you went on a spa trip.
So, enjoy your new skin, and check back for more DIY beauty tips and treats.
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