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Ripe Mango Refreshing Face Pack Recipe

Updated on June 19, 2013

Refreshing Mango

Ripe Mango makes a refreshing face pack easily made at home.
Ripe Mango makes a refreshing face pack easily made at home. | Source

Mango Fruit ~

The refreshing Mango fruit is not only delicious to eat but an ideal natural ingredient to use in a face pack recipe.

Being rich in beta-carotene, it is an excellent antioxidant which gives the skin a more youthful appearance. Who does not like the sound of that?

Mangoes are effective in helping to restore the elasticity of the skin which tends to decrease with age and are a natural way of regenerating skin cells.

An extremely versatile fruit that may be used in different homemade beauty products, not just face packs, including facial cleansers, scrubs and body butter to name a few by easily changing ingredients in recipes to suit .

Making your own beauty products is far easier than you may think.

Having worked within the cosmetic and beauty Industries I have now been delving into the world of natural skin care and mangoes are a definite winner.

Knowing exactly what is going into your skin care makes sense. No toxins, chemicals or synthetic fragrances - just all natural goodness.

Grow You Own Mangoes

with a lifespan that could go to 300 years old and still produce fruit, Mango trees are extremely rewarding to grow.
with a lifespan that could go to 300 years old and still produce fruit, Mango trees are extremely rewarding to grow. | Source

Introduction to Mango Fruit ~

Originating in South Asia, it is the best known and widely cultivated tropical fruit.

Cultivated for thousands of years in Asia, this sweet juicy fruit made its way to East Africa in the 10th Century AD and has been popping up across the globe since, favoring frost-free climates that are tropical or warm sub-tropical temperatures.

India is the leading producer of mangoes but not for export as they tend to consume most their mangoes.

Mango trees, that produce the fruit may reach a lofty height of 35-40 metres (115-130 ft) and incredibly have been known to still produce fruit at the grand old age of 300 years old.

Ripe mango fruit, depending on the cultivar may be yellow, orange, red or green and can take 3-6 months to ripen.

Tropical Mango Fruit

 mangoes are rich in antioxidants.
mangoes are rich in antioxidants. | Source

Benefits of Mango for The Skin ~

  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Rich in Beta- Carotene (Antioxidant)
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Natural Fruit Enzymes
  • Soothes Irritated Skin
  • Heals Chapped Skin
  • Moisturizing
  • Nourishing
  • Radiant Skin
  • Skin Softener
  • Skin Lightening (freckles, age spots and liver spots)

Mango Face Mask

Mango and Honey Face Pack (all skin types) ~

Honey is a natural humectant which locks in moisture to the skin. One of the most beneficial natural ingredients, It is also effective at absorbing impurities in the pores making it excellent for clearing blemishes or pimples.

4 tbsp Ripe Mango Pulp

2 tsp Honey (organic preferred)

11/2 tbsp Almond Oil (organic preferred)

Bowl

Spoon/Spatula

Method:

  • Add all the ingredients into the bowl and mix well to an even consistency.
  • Apply to a cleansed face avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave for 15-20 minutes and remove with tepid water.
  • Splash cold water as your final rinse and pat the skin dry.
  • Apply your regular moisturizer.
  • Leaves the skin feeling ultra soft, radiant and hydrated.

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Mango and Yogurt Face Pack (sensitive Skin) ~

Sensitive skins often react to different ingredients never mind chemicals in store bought beauty products. This is a simple refreshing face mask ideal as it is gentle, soothing and will leave the skin feeling soft and supple.

! Ripe Mango

5-6 tbsp Natural Organic Yogurt

Blender

Spoon

Method:

  • Scoop the soft mango flesh into a blender.
  • Add the yogurt and puree to a medium consistency.
  • Apply to a cleansed face with the fingers and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Remove with tepid water, finishing with a splash of cold water.
  • Pat dry and apply your regular moisturizer.

Tip:

If you have no blender, use a fork and mash up the mango well before adding in the yogurt.

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is great! Another beauty treatment delicious enough to eat. Mangoes are in season here in Peru and I think I could spare enough to include in a face mask. I'm going to try mine with yogurt. Thank you, Suzanne!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      Hope all is good down your neck of the world! Lucky you having the climate for mangoes, very few places in Europe (Spain and the Canary Islands are the only ones I know) have that tropical climate! Hope you enjoy this treat for the skin, have fun and enjoy!! Many thanks for stopping by and your great support!!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes a wonderful hub which I save as well as vote up,across and share.

      Eddy.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Many thanks for having a stop here and voting, sharing. Much appreciated !!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I love mangos, but not so sure about them on my face. That said, I am finishing up a hub on tropical fruit recipe and if ok with you, will link this with it. Nice photos.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Glimmer Twin Fan,

      If you have any spare mango in the fridge, do give this a try it;s scrummy!! Appreciate your linking, I look forward to reading a tropics fruit recipe, heaven!!

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      Dr Reece 4 years ago from Jamaica

      The mango yogurt mask sounds scrumptious! I'll have to give that one a try. Great hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi shoutandwhisper,

      Welcome to my world! Many thanks for visiting doctor, so glad you enjoyed and no doubt have these wonderful fruits growing in abundance in Jamaica! Appreciate your comments!:-)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I've linked my mango cheesecake recipe to this Hub. : )

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      Wow, much appreciate it my friend, thanks heaps!!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Hello - Back to let you know my hub is up with links to this and another of your hubs. Have a great day.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Thanks so much will pop on over now!!

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