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 in years is shaving cream, I thought, if I can do that, anyone can!
Another incentive was that many people didnít believe that I actually put Dr. Oz’s homemade banana conditioner in my hair some time ago. There is no mistaking that this is mask on my face (see the next page for proof).
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 only about 1/3 of a whole mango.
Next page: Picture demonstration of mask making
This is the almonds and oatmeal in a small coffee grinder Ė before. (Unlike the mango, I had a lot more almonds, so ate quite a few of those!)
This is my almond mixture after grinding.
This is my almond mixture and mango pieces in a Magic 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. The taste was how I would imagine mango baby food to taste.
The mixture seemed to be on the watery side, so the only way I knew to make sure it didnít run off my face was to lie on a towel and then use my hand to grab the mixture and swish it on my face. After lying down 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 to warm up after a while but it never did. Maybe that was the cooling property of mango I had researched previously?
Next page: Find out what I looked like after I washed it off!
Me with a glowing face after I had washed it off with a cloth. I was temped to put in fake picture of a ruggedly handsome model as a joke but held myself back (or did I?).
After I had finished I still had a bit of the mask left over….
They were all still good fresh ingredients. You can maybe guess what I did with it?
- To read the original recipe I followed, click here: Mango Mud Mask
- To read my experiments with Dr. Ozís Banana Conditioner, click here:† Randy Tries Dr. Ozís Banana Conditioner
- Also by Dr. Oz: Lemon Facial Cleanser
- Or perhaps you would prefer to eat them; read this to discover all the health benefits of mangos: Mango Madness
- And make a delicious mango crumble created by Diana: Deluxe Mango Crumble