How To Get Your Glow Back: DIY Mango Face Mask and Smoothie

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Whip up a 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. After making this mango mask, everyone will notice your glow, but no one will know you did it all yourself.

See the video to learn more about the mango’s health and beauty benefits, or skip to the DIY mango face mask and smoothie recipes.

Video: Mango for your skin / BATR

Mango: Health and Beauty Benefits

Mango benefits your skin in many ways, and it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

For instance, just one cup of mango 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 a DIY mango face mask, you’re sure to reap the rewards. And what better reason to stock up on that mango body butter?

DIY Mango Face Mask Recipes

Now, try one (or both) of these DIY mango face mask recipes to fight acne and aging and brighten your skin. Choose the mask that best suits your skin type and needs. And perform a patch test 24 hours before using the mango face mask to be safe.

DIY Mango Face Mask for Glowing Skin

DIY mango mask recipe
DIY mango face mask for glowing skin

This do-it-all mango face mask gets your skin glowing and fights acne and aging. So, whip up this DIY mask and send those breakouts 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.

DIY mango face mask for glowing skin
DIY mango face mask by Kazmulka / iStockPhoto

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 mango mask evenly to your skin, and set a timer for 20 minutes. Then, make your mango smoothie while you wait for your DIY 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 follow with a DIY avocado mask for an extra dose of softness.

DIY Mango Face Mask for Aging

DIY mango face mask for aging
DIY mango face mask for aging

Another option? Whip up this anti-aging DIY mango face mask. All you need is one fresh mango, grapeseed oil, and Manuka honey. Mango’s vitamin C brightens skin and evens skin tone, while Manuka honey smooths fine lines and hydrates skin. Meanwhile, grapeseed oil softens skin and restores your glow.

So gather the items below to begin.

Items

  • mixing bowl
  • 1 fresh mango, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
  • ¼ to ½ cup of Manuka honey

Directions

  • Peel and then mash the mango in a bowl.
  • Then, add the honey and grapeseed oil, and mix well.
  • Apply the mango mask to your face, and set a timer for 20 minutes.

But don’t clean up yet because it’s time to make your mango smoothie next.

Mango Smoothie for Glowing Skin

Smoothie recipe
Mango smoothie for glowing skin

Next, whip up this refreshing mango smoothie to double your beauty benefits. This smoothie nourishes your body and skin, making it the perfect anti-aging beauty treat. Plus, the mango smoothie is rich in vitamin C, which boosts your immune system and fights free radicals.

So gather the items below to begin.

Items

  • 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
James Marion Shull / Canva

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Next, pour the mango smoothie into a tall cup, drizzle honey, cinnamon, and coconut flakes on top (optional), and garnish with a banana or mango wedge.

Then refrigerate the 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 mango smoothie sweet.

You can make this mango smoothie as often as you’d like, and it even makes a delicious late-night snack.

Now, listen for that timer, and rinse your mango face mask with warm water when it sounds. Then, pat your face dry, and follow with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Use your favorite DIY mango face mask twice per week for the best results.

Another tip? Follow with a DIY grapeseed oil mask or a Manuka honey mask to boost radiance. Or follow your mango face mask with Klavuu’s White Pearlsation sheet mask and pearl primer to get a lit-from-within glow. See the Klavuu beauty tutorial for details.

Mango for Your Skin: Safety Tips

mango
Mango by chengyuzheng  / Getty Images via Canva

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.

Final Thoughts

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 it leaves your skin radiant and refreshed.

Make the mango smoothie as often as you’d like, and use the DIY mango mask twice per week for best results. Your skin will look so radiant, your friends will swear you went on a spa trip—well, maybe!

So, enjoy your new skin, and check back for more beauty reviews and skincare tips. Next, see three pineapple beauty products and DIY passion fruit beauty recipes to get your skin glowing for summer.

This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Featured image credit: Pada Smith / iStockPhoto

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11 thoughts on “How To Get Your Glow Back: DIY Mango Face Mask and Smoothie

  1. That video sure is jazzy. Makes you wanna dance around and snap your fingers ;-)) I’ll have to show the girls this.

    1. Thank you, and I’m so happy to hear that! Feel free to reach out with any questions, too.

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