I was researching mangos for a recent article on their health benefits and I came across the idea of a mango mud mask.
Knowing that the only skin care product that has touched my face is years is a shaving cream, I thought, if I can do that, ANYONE can!
Also many people didn’t believe that I actually put homemade Banana Conditioner in my hair a few weeks ago. There is no mistaking that this is …mask on my face…
1/2 ripe mango
3 tbs. oatmeal
3 tbs. almonds
This was the mango I used. It was the only ripe mango I had and my daughter wanted to eat the other half and I wanted to eat a little myself so I ended up using about 2/3 of this.
This was my almonds and oatmeal in a small coffee grinder – before. (Unlike the mango, I had a lot more almonds so ate quite a few of those!)
This was my almond mixture after grinding.
This is my almond mixture and mango peaces in a bullet blender before mixing.
Mixture after blending. At one point it was not blending well enough so I added 2 tbs. of water. The mixture smelled a lot like oatmeal but it definitely tasted like mango. It’s taste was how I would imagine mango baby food to taste like.
The mixture seemed quite liquid so the only way I knew to make sure it didn’t run off my face was to lay on a towel and then used my hand to grab mixture and swish it on my face. After laying for five minutes it seemed safe to stand up!
The most obvious experience I had was that it felt so COOL on my face. I was expecting for it it warm up after a while but it never did. Maybe that was the cooling properly of mango I had researched previously?
Following is what I looked like after removing… Click on the next page to find out! Page 2.