PAPAya don’t preach…I’m in face mask deep.
The first ever post regarding a diy face mask comes courtesy of the mighty Papaya also referred to as the ‘fruit of the angels’. Native to the tropics of Americas, the Papaya was first cultivated in Mexico and has since served a variety of purposes.
In a 100 gram serving, this fruit packs a hefty punch providing 43 calories and also contributing as a significant source of vitamin A, C and E. It also contains alpha hydroxy acids which aid in the reduction of wrinkles softening strong defining lines.
Further uses include being used as chemical peels commonly found in health / beauty spas as well the as the dermatologists office. Their effectiveness over the course of time means they are being successfully used by the skin and cosmetics industry to curb the harsh effects of ageing.
• 1/4 ripe papaya
• A bowl
• A knife
• A blender
• Measuring spoons
The other two ingredients that will make up the Papaya diy face mask include honey and lemon.
The moisturizing effects of honey have been well documented. Serving as a natural humectant, honey helps to retain the moisture keeping your skin hydrated. It also serves as an antimicrobial fighting off bacteria that cause acne.
The final piece of the puzzle is the use of lemon juice. Lemon juice is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants that help to rejuvenate your skin.
Apart from crushing acne head first, it also promoted skin lightening, reduces excess oil and gives the appearance of smoother and softer skin.
All in all, if created and applied correctly, the Papaya diy face mask will improve your skin tone and will work to fight off acne, blemishes, age spots and skin discoloration.
Chop one quarter of papaya and add on tablespoon of honey and one half teaspoon of lemon. Place the ingredients in a blender and hit the power button.
Voila! Your very own papaya diy face mask is ready to be applied to your face. As always do not forget to prep your face before applying the face mask.
Apply the mask gently onto the skin leaving it on for 15 – 20 minutes.
Rinse it off with lukewarm water and then splash cold water on your face to complete the process.
Use this once a week to enjoy healthier looking skin.
You can also click HERE to read my in depth review of the product.