If there is anything many Africans are known for, it’s our love for Okra and so I was so glad to see that this love is also in the form of a mask that can be used for dry skin. Culled from stylecraze.com; “Okra is better known by its common name as lady’s finger or gumbo. This high fiber vegetable is known for its high soluble and insoluble fiber content. This vegetable is usually used in many recipes and is also a part of many nutritional diets, as it is highly beneficial. Let us quickly look at the some of the amazing benefits of okra.” In terms of skin benefits of Okra:
1. “Dietary fibre for healthy skin: Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber. It is also keeps the digestion problem away. Proper digestion reflects through a healthy-looking skin.”
2. “Vitamin C for younger skin: Vitamin C found in okra actually helps maintain a younger looking skin. It aids in repairing body tissues. This in turn helps keep your skin younger and also makes it look more vibrant.”
3. “Prevents skin pigmentation: The nutrients found in okra actually helps to prevent skin pigmentation. It is useful for rejuvenating your skin and repairing damages.”
By the way, if you are also trying to lose weight, Okra seems to be the way to go. In all, this makes so much sense given the hot weather condition in Africa that something as moist or slimy like okra can be used to help make the skin feel smooth and hydrated. Of course the best and natural way to achieve this is to take a handful of okra, boil it until soft, let it cool and then mash it up, apply it to the face, let it sit for about 5 minutes or so and then rinse it off. Your skin will thank you for this.
Source: Passport to Beauty Secret