Published on December 30th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir
Mango or Banana: What’s your pick
Fruits are great for eating, sure! But they are also super beauty treatments by themselves…
As a working mother of two rowdy little boys, I look for beauty quick-fixes all the time. So here are two of my favourite beauty tips from fruity larders…
Bananas help in anti-ageing the skin, moisturise and lighten skin and its spots. And mushy bananas are great for the skin and hair too. So what do you do? Just blitz a banana in your mixer and pour in some milk to add lactic acid benefit – then just rub this gloop all over your skin. Wait for 10-15 minutes, never mind the mud monster look and then shower off. If you want a hair treatment, then instead of the milk – blitz the banana with olive or almond oil. Pour and massage all over scalp and hair – put on a shower cap for 15 minutes – shampoo and condition for glossy bouncy hair.
Mangoes, yummy as they are, are also bursting with anti-oxidants – the skin-friendly acids in mango slough off dead skin cells and give your skin a youthful makeover. How to use – you could do it two ways: one is when you dice and serve up a mango, there are yummy bits still clinging to seed – just use this fibrous seed to gently massage your face and neck for 10-15 minutes and then wash off for glowing skin. Else, take a mango, even an overripe would do, and roughly mash it with your fingers. You can also choose to puree it with a mixer. Then add some sugar or coffee grounds in it and use this mixture to thoroughly scrub your body – wash off for softened and renewed skin.
FAB BAG PICKS:
Natural Bath & Body Cane Sugar Body Scrub: A Charming fusion of citrusy mandarin oil luscious mango butter, our body scrub is an ideal feast for your skin. Loaded with high levels of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins, mango butter keeps the skin hydrated and promotes cell regeneration. Powdered sugar cane further enhanced by cold pressed almond oil makes this zesty scrub an excellent exfoliant that vigorously promotes cell turnover to reveal fresher, growing skin. CLICK HERE to view product
The Natures Co. Mango Body Butter : Slather on our delicious, pulpy Mango Body Butter. It is rich in vitamins, minerals & anti-oxidants. Its emollient properties help regenerate skin cells, restore elasticity, and act as a protectant against the sun. CLICK HERE to view product
Just Herbs Marigold Mango Lip Contour Balm: Indian Marigold or Calendula has been used in Ayurveda since antiquity to treat various skin conditions. This saffron-colored flower sits in perfect harmony with extracts of Indian Mango-the revered king of fruits-to make a smooth and buttery lip remedy. This colorless balm uses a base of certified organic beeswax, certified organic cold-pressed oils of Avocado, Safflower and Sweet Almond along with ultra moisturizing Shea Butter. CLICK HERE to view product