Mango face packs: A home remedy for glowing skin and more

Mango is a delicious fruit that not only our tastebuds love, but also our skin. A mango face pack is the answer to most of your skin problems. So, before the mango season ends, go for home-made mango face packs.
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Learn how to make mango face packs for skincare. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Natalia Ningthoujam Published: 7 Aug 2023, 10:30 am IST
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Summer months make most of us happy. Well, there is scorching heat to deal with, but then summer is also the time when mangoes arrive. As soon as May begins, I see small green mangoes growing in my backyard. Within weeks, they turn into big yellow fruit. You get ripe mangoes in abundance in June and July, but that doesn’t mean August is a no mango month. They are still available in markets or backyard. So, before the end of the mango season, dig into it and also use some of it in your skin care routine. My mom says mango face packs can give you glowing skin.

To know about mango face packs, Health Shots reached out Dr Urvi Panchal, a dermatologist and cosmetologist based in Gurugram.

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Mangoes are great for skin. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Mango for skin

Mangoes are not only tasty, but also great for your skin. Here are some of the skin benefits of mangoes:

1. Hydration and nourishment

The juicy fruit is high in water content, making it good for hydrating skin. It also contains vitamins A, C, K and E, as well as beta-carotene, which nourish the skin and promote a healthy complexion, says Dr Panchal.

2. Anti-aging properties

The antioxidants present in mangoes help to combat free radicals that contribute to premature aging. Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging of the skin can also be delayed.

3. Skin brightening

The high vitamin C content in mangoes aids in brightening the skin and giving it a radiant glow. It can help to fade dark spots and even out the skin tone.

4. Treatment of acne and pimples

Mangoes possess anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin and reduce redness caused by acne. They also contain enzymes that help in removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores.

5. Collagen production

The presence of vitamin A in mangoes supports collagen production, which is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing sagging, shares the expert.

Home-made mango face packs

Mango face packs can be made at home if you are a fan of home remedies. Here’s how to make them

1. Mango, chia seeds and yogurt face pack

Ingredients

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• 2 tablespoons of ripe mango pulp
• 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
• 1 teaspoon of chia seeds.

Method

• Mash the ripe mango pulp in a bowl.
• Add yogurt and chia seeds to the mashed mango and mix them well until you get a smooth paste.
• Apply the mango face pack to your face and neck, but not the eye area as it’s a little delicate.
Rinse if off after 15 to 20 minutes.

The expert says this mango face pack will give you glowing skin.

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Mango face pack can give you glowing skin. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Mango, honey and oatmeal face pack

Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons of ripe mango pulp
• 1 tablespoon of oatmeal

Method

• Blend the oatmeal till you get a fine powder.
• Add honey to the powder.
• Mix it with the mango pulp to form a paste.
• Apply the pack to your face and neck, and gently massage in circular motions.
• Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

This mango face pack helps with moisturisation, soothes irritated skin, and helps to reduce acne and blemishes.

3. Mango and honey face pack

Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons of ripe mango pulp
• 1 tablespoon of raw honey.

Method

• Combine the mango pulp with honey in a bowl, and stir well.
• Apply the mixture to your face and neck, and let it dry for 15 minutes before washing off with water.

This will give you smooth texture and glowing skin.

4. Mango and multani mitti face pack

Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons of ripe mango pulp
• 1 tablespoon of multani mitti
• Rosewater (as needed)

Method

• Mix the mango pulp and multani mitti in a bowl, adding rosewater to create a smooth paste.
• Apply the mango face pack evenly on your face and neck, leaving it to dry for about 20 minutes. Then rinse off the face pack gently with lukewarm water.

This works well on oily and acne-prone skin, says Dr Panchal.

5. Mango and turmeric face pack

Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons of ripe mango pulp
• 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon of almond oil

Method

• Mix the mango pulp and turmeric powder with almond oil in a bowl.
• Apply the pack to your face and neck, and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off with water.

This pack can help to calm irritated skin, reduce redness and promote a healthy complexion.

At times home remedies can irritate your skin. So, do a patch test before using these mango face masks.

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About the Author

Natalia Ningthoujam has written on various subjects - from music to films and fashion to lifestyle - as a journalist in her career that started in 2010. After getting stories from the crime scene, police headquarters, and conducting interviews with celebrities, she is now writing on health and wellness which has become her focus area. ...Read More

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