Calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine and zinc. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9. Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E. Antioxidant and anticarcinogenic. These are some of the benefits of mango, which can become the best excuse for making sure this fruit is never missing from the fruit bow.
But if you think that eating mangos regularly is the only way to take advantage of its multiple benefits, you are about to discover that there are other alternatives for staying healthy with this delicious tropical fruit. For example, you can make mango masks with which hair and skin will be immediately nourished.
There isn’t just one homemade ripe mango mask…
There are so many! The best thing about mango as an ingredient in homemade masks is that, thanks to the many nutrients and vitamins it contains, it can be used as an ally of body, facial or hair beauty, combining it with other natural ingredients that enhance its benefits.
Exfoliating mask for body and face
An exfoliant can be made by adding three spoons of oatmeal to the mango pulp. In this way, you get a strong creamy texture, ideal for cleaning, repairing and nourishing the skin at the same time. Afterwards, all you have to do is apply it on the skin, letting it get to work for about 15 minutes and then removing it with warm water.
100% mango face mask
The pulp of the green mango has a high astringent power, so it is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. The pulp is cooked for 15 minutes in water and then, after discarding the water, a puree is made and applied to the face. Leave it to work for at least 10 minutes and then remove it by washing the face with warm water.
Mango hair conditioner
To make a hair conditioning mask, mix the pulp of a ripe mango, two tablespoons of yoghurt and two egg yolks. Spread the mixture through the hair, from the roots to the tips, and leave it to work for half an hour. Then all you have to do is rinse it with warm water for the hair to have a shiny look.
Mango seeds for beauty masks
Not only mango pulp can be used as an ally of beauty and well-being, those magic seeds that are generally thrown away, are also rich in nutrients. So instead of throwing them away, a good way to take advantage of their benefits is by making homemade face and hair masks.
Mix the mango seeds with 100 ml. of coconut oil, leaving them to rest for three days. Then, pour the mixture into a sprayer and a 100% natural hair repair product is obtained which is also very cheap!
Homemade mango face masks: Do they work?
Homemade face masks are easy and quick to make and, sometimes, they are an ideal solution, as they can be made with products that are readily available, and without having to leave home. A mask with natural ingredients is less harmful and, in addition, can provide great results.
Of course, to achieve all the benefits and prevent unnecessary risks, don’t neglect these aspects:
- Before making a mask, you must ensure that it is a suitable product according to your own needs (oily skin, dry hair …). A homemade cream is always less harmful as it doesn’t contain chemical elements; however, it could temporarily aggravate the problem.
- To achieve the expected results with a homemade mask, strictly follow the recipe and the application procedure.
- It is advisable not to apply a mask that contains one or more ingredients that you are allergic to (even if it is only an allergy to eating them).
- However, even if a priori you do not have allergies, it is advisable to try any beauty treatment on a small area of skin to assess whether it causes reactions such as redness or itching. It is better to spend a few extra minutes to check it, than to suffer an allergic reaction on the whole face or body.
Al natural or in recipes, eating mango regularly is a habit you should incorporate into a healthy lifestyle routine. Nor should we forget that mango is a common ingredient in cosmetics, such as face masks, as its positive effects are not only obtained from tasting the mango’s sweet pulp.