Doesn’t the very idea of using mango butter on your hair and skin seem appealing (and to be honest, also a little royal)? After all, who doesn’t want their skin to feel baby smooth and smell like summer? Derived from the seed of juicy mangoes, mango butter has several benefits, especially for your skin and hair. And here are some of them!
Benefits Of Mango Butter For Your Skin
1. Moisturizes Your Skin
Apart from making you feel exotic and beautiful from the inside, mango butter also works its magic on your skin! Mango butter is rich in vitamin C, a nutrient essential for tightening and softening the skin. According to several studies, the ascorbic acid (or, vitamin C) reduces the dryness and roughness of the skin, leaving it supple and moisturized.1 2
2. Reduces Wrinkles
While wrinkling due to old age is perfectly normal, it’s premature aging we’re concerned about. Regularly applying mango butter on your face for 12 weeks or more can visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles! The butter has vitamin C, which increases the production of collagen and reduces protein fiber damage, thereby reversing age-related structural changes in the body.3 It can also lighten the stretch marks and scars on the sensitive parts of your skin!
3. Heals Sunburns
Apply mango butter before or after a long day in the sun to prevent skin damage. Mango butter can double as a sunscreen due to its properties that prevent photo-damage. The ascorbic acid and antioxidants present in mango butter reduce the skin cell damage caused by UV ray exposure.4 5
4. Treats Wounds
If you frequently find yourself with cuts and bruises, you could have a vitamin C deficiency! And a distinctive feature of scurvy (or vitamin C deficiency) is poor wound healing. Applying mango butter regularly on your skin can increase your intake of vitamin C, thus increasing your wound-healing abilities.
Even if you don’t have vitamin C deficiency, applying mango butter on a wound can reduce its healing time!6 However, don’t entirely replace your ointment with mango butter as the latter can only supplement the elements present in your medication.7
5. Reduces Inflammation
Mango butter reduces skin inflammation caused due to conditions like eczema or psoriasis. It also reduces rashes and redness of the skin that may be caused due to bug bites. Again, it’s the high content of antioxidants and vitamin C that gives mango butter its therapeutic properties. A liberal coating of mango butter on the affected area can soothe the inflamed skin.8
6. Clears Acne
One of the main advantages of mango butter is its ability to clear pimples and acne! The vitamins present in mango butter remove the oil and the dead skin cells, thereby reducing acne. Whenever you have an acne breakout, apply mango butter on it to quickly clear it!
Benefits Of Mango Butter For Your Hair
1. Softens And Moisturizes Hair
If you frequently get your hair styled or use several hair products, then it’s a good idea to use mango butter on your hair. Hair treatments often remove nutrients from your hair and leave it damaged. Coat your hair with mango butter and leave it overnight for soft, healthy hair. The minerals and vitamins in mango butter nourish your hair and keep it from getting damaged. They also lock in the moisture present in your hair to give you shiny, fuzz-free hair!
2. Massages Your Scalp
Mango butter has a soothing effect on your scalp. Massage your hair with it twice a week to ensure that your scalp doesn’t go dry and cause dandruff. Mango butter also has a pleasant scent, so it’ll make your hair smell great!
Mango butter is completely organic and does not cause any side effects! Toss out your chemical hair products and embrace mango butter to obtain healthier hair and skin!
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|↑2||Traikovich, Steven S. “Use of topical ascorbic acid and its effects on photodamaged skin topography.” Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery 125, no. 10 (1999): 1091-1098.|
|↑3||Sauermann, Kirsten, Sören Jaspers, Urte Koop, and Horst Wenck. “Topically applied vitamin C increases the density of dermal papillae in aged human skin.” BMC dermatology 4, no. 1 (2004): 13.|
|↑4||Lin, Jing-Yi, M. Angelica Selim, Christopher R. Shea, James M. Grichnik, Mostafa M. Omar, Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere, and Sheldon R. Pinnell. “UV photoprotection by combination topical antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 48, no. 6 (2003): 866-874.|
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|↑6||Krámer, Gerald M., Louis C. Fillios, and Edward C. Bowler. “Ascorbic acid treatment on early collagen production and wound healing in the guinea pig.” Journal of periodontology 50, no. 4 (1979): 189-192.|
|↑7||Barbosa, E., J. Faintuch, Ea Machado Moreira, and Joseph V. Ybarra. “Supplementation of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Zinc Attenuates Oxidative Stress in Burned Children.” Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25, no. 2 (2010): 216-218.|
|↑8||Sorice, Angela, Eliana Guerriero, Francesca Capone, Giovanni Colonna, Giuseppe Castello, and Susan Costantini. “Ascorbic acid: its role in immune system and chronic inflammation diseases.” Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry 14, no. 5 (2014): 444-452.|