The one thing we look forward to in summers? Mangoes! From milkshakes, ice creams, lassi, aamras to a chilled pint of mango beer, the season takes on a happy yellow hue. Rightly called the king of fruits, this delicious fruit is loaded with benefits. Full of vitamins A and C and antioxidants, mangoes prevent heat strokes, aid digestion as well as protect our body from many harmful diseases. But that’s not all, mango benefits are not limited to your health, it can also help enhance your beauty if you know how to use it right. We have found a list of delicious and natural mango face packs you can use throughout summer to get beautiful skin, but before that, here are a few facts about mango you probably didn’t know.
Did you know?
- Mango is the national fruit of India, we all knew that, but did you know it is also the national fruit of Pakistan and the Philippines.
- Tropical mangoes belong to the cashew and pistachio family.
- In ancient India, mango trees were considered a sign of prosperity.
- Mango trees can live really long, some as long as 300 years, while still producing fruit!
Now, let us see how you can use this fruit to get glowing and healthy skin naturally!
- 1. Glowing skin
- 2. Dry skin
- 3. Sensitive skin
- 4. Dull skin
- 5. Mature skin
- 6. Blemishes
- 7. Uneven skin tone
- FAQ about Mango Benefits:
1. Glowing skin
We all dream of smooth and glowing skin and use almost every product in the market that promises to deliver that. However, very few people know that mango benefits the skin by imparting a healthy glow when applied topically. Here’s what you need to do:
Blend one ripe mango and add 3 teaspoons of Multani mitti to it along with 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Mix well and apply on cleansed face, allow it to stay for 20 minutes and then wash off.
2. Dry skin
If you have dry and sensitive skin all around the year and no moisturiser seems to keep your skin hydrated for long, it's time you tried using a mango mask. Here’s what you need to do to keep dryness at bay:
Mash one ripe mango and two tablespoons of avocado, add 2 tablespoons of honey to this and prepare a thick paste. Apply evenly all over your face and neck area and wash off once it has dried off.
3. Sensitive skin
Inflammation and irritated skin are common problems among those with sensitive skin during summers. An excellent way to soothe and calm sensitive skin is by applying a mango-based face pack. Here’s what you need to do:
Add 2 teaspoons each of yogurt, rose water and multani mitti to the pulp of one ripe mango. Mix all the ingredients well to get a smooth consistency. Apply all over your face and let stay for 15-20 minutes then wash off with water. This face pack contains soothing ingredients that will reduce skin irritation and inflammation almost immediately.
4. Dull skin
Pollution, UV damage and other environmental factors can make your skin look dull and lifeless. Use the benefits of mango to revive your skin and bring its lost glow back. This face pack will also remove tan and make your complexion look better. Here’s what you need to do:
In a bowl take 4 tablespoons of mango pulp, add a teaspoon each of honey and yogurt and finally mix in 2 teaspoons of gram flour. Mix all the ingredients well to get a thick paste. Spread evenly on the face, leave it on for some time. Once it starts to feel a little dry, wash off with water.
5. Mature skin
Fine lines and large pores are telltale signs of mature skin. It is important to use a face pack that contains ingredients that will have a toning and firming effect on the skin. It will make your skin plump and prevent drying. Here’s how you can make a mango face pack for mature skin:
Add 2 tablespoons of ripe mango pulp with one egg white, blend well and make a smooth paste. Spread all over the face evenly and let it dry, wash with cold water once it has dried off. Use this pack at least twice a week for best results.
Spots left behind by acne and those caused by the damaging rays of the sun can bring your skin game down and make your face look dull. It is important to get rid of them if you want clear skin. You can use the benefits of mango to fade these blemishes faster and get glowing skin. Here’s what you need to do:
Add the pulp of one ripe mango to 2 teaspoons of raw milk and mix well. Apply this mixture all over the face and leave it on for about 30 minutes before washing with water. Milk has mild exfoliating properties whereas mango contains vitamin C, both ingredients work well together to fade blemishes.
7. Uneven skin tone
Another benefit of mango is that it addresses the problem of uneven skin tone. It contains vitamin A and antioxidants, both of which help in correcting uneven skin tone and lightening dark patches. It will boost skin cell renewal and make your skin look clear. Here’s what you need to do:
In a bowl mix together 2 tablespoons of mango pulp with half a teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder. Apply the paste on cleansed skin and let it dry for 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
FAQ about Mango Benefits:
Q. What are the benefits of mango when consumed?
A. Apart from making your skin healthy and glowing, consuming mango can be quite beneficial for your body as well. Some of the benefits of mango for health are, it boosts immunity, improves eye health, aids digestion and helps in losing weight.
Q. What are the disadvantages of eating mango?
A. Mangoes are high in cholesterol which means it can increase the risk of cardiovascular complications like stroke or heart attack, if taken in unsupervised quantities.
Q. Can I eat mangoes at night?
A. Mangoes not only help in digestion but are also known to prevent insomnia and promote better sleep. In some countries, it is eaten right before sleeping. It is safe to eat mangoes at night.