6 Skincare Benefits Of Okra

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Mother-nature has been designed to protect and nourish our body and skin.

Okra (also known as the Lady's Finger) is a high fibre vegetable, packed with nutrients such as; Vitamin A, C, E, K, Folates, Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Protein, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc and other essential nutrients.

Okra is used in several delicious and healthy recipes such as Gumbo. It is also a staple in West Africa where it is consumed as a nutritional diet. The mucilage content that makes Okra slimy and slippery has very potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antifungal properties that help treat acne and other skin diseases.

When applied topically (skin, hair, scalp, nail) it creates a glowing and healthy skin as well as strong, thick shiny hair and nails. Applying Okra on the face as a facial mask has awesome and beautiful benefits on the face due to its high Vitamin C and other nutrients' content. The benefits of Okra include;

  1. Acne Treatment.

  2. Relief of itching associated with Psoriasis.

  3. Prevention of skin pigmentation problems.

  4. Collagen production boost.

  5. Increase of skin moisture level.

  6. Repair of damaged skin cells.

Your skin will be rejuvenated, giving you a more supple, clearer, firmer, smoother and wrinkle free skin.

Face Mask For Acne/ Psoriasis Treatment

  • Make a paste from 2 to 3 medium sized Okra, do not add water.

  • Add a teaspoon (tsp) of Sesame oil.

  • Apply on a clean face avoiding the eyes, 2-3 times in a week.

  • Allow the gel to get absorbed on the applied area.

  • Wash off with tepid water.

  • Apply a good moisturizer (Xtracta Acne Treatment products) before you go to bed or go out.

Face Mask For Brightening/Anti-Wrinkle

  • Boil 5-6 medium sized Okra in one cup of water until soft.

  • Strain the water.

  • Add the boiled Okra in a blender with one medium sized tomato 🍅, one tablespoon full (tbp) greek yogurt and a teaspoon full (tsp) Jojoba oil.

  • Blend until smooth.

  • Apply on a clean face and neck

  • Allow for about 30mins.

  • Rinse off with tepid water.

  • Apply Xtracta's skin Brightening/Anti-wrinkle facials as a compliment for that perfect skin.

Hope you find this beauty tip beneficial. Learn and try to incorporate Okra in your skincare routine and diet for an amazingly healthy skin. Your comments and views will be highly appreciated. Follow us on instagram, twitter and Facebook @xtracta_beauty for your natural beauty tips and hand-made natural skincare products.

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