It's Mango Season in the Bahamas and they're plentiful! It doesn't even make sense to offer or share with you're neighbor because their yard is more than likely just like your yard... covered in mangoes!
There is only so many mangoes each member of your family can eat a day(if they eat it at all) and by this time everyone is probably stalled of them! So just what can we do with all these mangoes?!
Well if you're interested in skin and hair care... Here's a Few Facts and Tips for You to make excellent use of all those Mangoes!
Facts for Skin:
- Mango, which is rich in Vitamin A (beta-carotene), contains powerful anti-oxidants; that aids in protecting your skin from harmful pollution in the atmosphere as well as it prevents acne problems during the summer months.
- Mango relieves insect bites, clear blemishes and moisturizes dry skin found at your knees, elbows and heels.
- Vitamin C, an antioxidant that decreases free radicals-molecules that cause skin dryness, fine line, and wrinkles, is found in mangoes and promotes moisturized skin and it helps to prevent wrinkle formation.
- Mango juice has a revitalizing effect that erases dullness in the skin caused by hot and humid weather( which we know all too well in the Bahamas).
Tips for Skin:
Body Scrub - Use household ingredients such as a mango(of course!), a spoon of honey, two spoons of milk and half-a-cup of sugar. Mix them together thoroughly. Then whiles in the bath apply the mixture to your body and face. This serves as an exfoliate. Rinse with warm water followed by cold water for smooth, soft skin.
Have Oily Skin? - Remove the mango pulp from the seed and smash it a bit. Wash your face in cold water and then apply the pulp to your face. Allow it to sit on your face for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
WARNING: Do not use the mango skin in your skin care treatments as it may cause skin irritation!
Facts for Hair:
Once again, because mangoes are rich in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A and have traces of Vitamins E, and B, it is good for the hair and prevents/cure hair loss.
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, removing potentially harmful agents in a living organism, some such agents that would cause hair loss. Vitamin A stimulates the hair follicle where hair growth begins. Vitamin E is potent for blood circulation and regular, increased circulation boost the body's ability to make new hair. Vitamin B simply reduces stress which lead to hair lost.
Tips for Hair:
Deep Conditioner - Combine the mango pulp with a spoonful of yogurt, and two egg yellows and blend them together. Apply mixture to your hair, cover with a plastic shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes before washing your hair with a shampoo.
Hair Moisturizer - How to Make Mango Hair Moisturizer
I hope this inspires You to try other ways to enjoy mango season and reap its rich benefits! And if not... well... just continue to eat 'em, that's just as good!
I think I just heard another one drop! I better go pick that up... if You'll like to see a video of me using the raw mango for my skin or hair let me know in your comments below!