It’s sweet, it’s bright, and it’s your favorite summer fruit. You guessed it, we’re talkin’ mangoes. 


Not only are they our go-to smoothie ingredient of choice, mangoes are also fabulously nutritious for the skin.  A rich source of vitamins and minerals, mangoes play an important part in producing collagen to firm the complexion.


Its pulp, extracts, butter and even skins are so full of natural goodness, they can take your skin from zero to hero real quick. Here’s how:


It can prevent breakouts

Mango is rich in Vitamin A – which has been proven to reduce oil production on the skin. So, if regular acne keeps showing up on your face like an unwelcome visitor, mango can help. Pssst – it’s also great at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, too! 


It brightens

Did you know mango is brightening magic? It works to perk up and brighten your complexion – leaving your skin feeling and looking younger, bouncier and more alive. Since it’s jam-packed with antioxidants, mangoes works to promote collagen production which increases skin elasticity and firmness. Its Vitamin A properties also help with giving your skin a head-turning glow.


It can ease inflammation

If you ever suffer from rosacea or other kinds of inflammatory conditions, mango can help with that. Mangiferin, which is found in mango’s seeds, skin and kernels acts as a potent antioxidant, which calms and soothes inflammation.


It promotes collagen

Because it’s brimming with Vitamins A and C, mangoes produce collagen proteins. Collagen proteins are the connections to amino acids that build the body’s connective tissue, and they help skin look full, youthful and radiant.


It protects against premature aging

Rich in a special property called phytochemicals, mango acts as a barrier from free radicals that have the potential to damage skin cells and bring on premature aging. They’re also moisturizing, so they get an A+ in making skin appear youthful.


It reduces dark spots

Finding it hard to get rid of sunspots, or have hyperpigmentation that just won’t go away? Mango skins hold special extracts that can help to reduce dark spots and even out the skin tone. 


It removes dead skin cells

Dead skin cells be gone! Mango has alpha hydroxy acids which are known for their effectiveness in chemical exfoliation, removing dull, dry, flaky skin to reveal the fresh, bright, soft skin that’s underneath.


With all that, it’s safe to say mango is a total superfruit for the skin – which is why at Raw Sugar, we use it in so many of our skin-loving products. Check them out here