Mangoes (mangos?) are not just delicious and refreshing, but are also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are very good for skin health.
“Mangoes are rich in beta carotene (vitamin A), which is a source of antioxidants. Not only serves for skin rejuvenation, beta-carotene content also has effect in overcoming acne,” said Dr. Apratim Goel, a dermatologist from India, according to the Times of India.
But it’s not only from eating the fruit, but it’s being suggested to actually put the flesh of the fruit directly on the acne. Beta Carotene in the fruit is the key ingredient in mango. It converts to vitamin A and some think it could be a cure for acne.
Vitamin A can give the skin a bright healthy shine and increases skin suppleness. It also helps reduce blocked pores, which, as we know, can be a big cause of acne.
One more thing. It’s not just the flesh of the mango that is beneficial. Mango skin can be used as an exfoliant. The AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) in the mango skin remove dead skin cells and stimulate faster cell change.
If you can get mango where, it’s a great addition to a acne skin care regime. Why not give it a try alongside whatever else you’re doing to get rid of your acne?