DIY – Mango Body Scrub
In the high heat of August, it’s easy to work up a sweat even if you’re lounging in the backyard. What can you do to turn rinsing off into a fruity experience? Reach for mangos! With this tropical favorite and a few ingredients from your kitchen, you’ll feel like you’ve spent the day in the spa instead of the heat. And your skin will look like it, too.
Mangos have some amazing properties that make it essential to a summertime skincare routine. Packed with cleansing astringent juices, mangos help to clear our pores and are gentle enough for sensitive skin so you can tackle issues like acne and blackheads without unnecessary irritation. It even helps to lessen oil production, which will prevent future blemishes and get rid of unwanted shine throughout the day.
In addition to its excellent cleansing abilities, mangos are loaded with vitamins and nutrients that are essential to having beautiful, healthy-looking skin. Vitamin C helps protect your skin from damaging free radicals and UV rays as well as evening skin tone and brighting a dull complexion. Vitamin A (also known in the beauty world as Retinol) takes on wrinkles and fine lines to give you a smooth, youthful appearance. Potassium and Vitamin E offer deep hydration so your skin gets the moisture it needs when you’re enjoying summer days in the sun.
Turning powerhouse mangos into an exfoliating scrub is one of the best ways to get the most out of them. Regular exfoliation helps to remove old skin cells from the surface of your skin which keeps pores clear and skin glowing. A lot of store-bought exfoliants use abrasive ingredients like stone fruit pits and other non-dissolvable ingredients. Using sea salt or coarse sugar in homemade mixtures is a much better way to go. They are gentle on your skin and dissolve in water so you won’t over exfoliate and cause damage.
The number one key to beautiful, glowing, healthy-looking skin is a regular skincare routine. Even washing your face and exfoliating in the shower every day can be more beneficial than getting a facial or body treatment at the spa once a month. You can incorporate this mango recipe and other DIY treatments into your skincare routine a couple times a week to see amazing results.
Try out this easy recipe and enjoy your very own tropical oasis spa treatment.
- ½ cup raw sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ¼ cup chopped raw Hale Grove’s South Florida Mangos
- 3-4 drops of orange essential oil
- Combine sugar and coconut oil.
- Add Hale Groves mango and essential oil, mash well.
- Add more sugar until consistency is thick and not too runny.
- Scrub onto wet skin in a circular motion. Rinse well.