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Who doesn’t love that fresh and smooth feel your face has after applying a face mask?
Our skin is exposed to toxic elements like fumes, sweat and even sun rays everyday. If not given any attention, the built up bacteria from this exposure will lead to break outs and even skin infections. Face masks help to hydrate, nourish, tighten and tone the face. Depending on whichever one you favour, face masks generally rejuvenate and soothes the skin to give you a radiant face.
So what happens when you can’t make it to the spa or simply want to choose the ingredients for your mask? You make it yourself! Before you go all DIY gangsta on us, .’s what you need to know about the Papaya face mask.
Papaya, popularly known as Pawpaw, is the main fruit for this facial mask.
Papaya is rich in Vitamins (A, C and E) and alpha hydroxy acids which naturally exfoliates and revitalizes the skin. Papaya hydrates the skin, fights acnes, removes blemishes and dark spots. Lemon juice is loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants that rejuvenate your skin. It promotes skin lightening, reduces excess oil, combats acne and makes your skin soft and smooth.
The resultant effect of the combination of papaya, lemon juice and honey are: skin brightening, reduced facial oil, smooth skin, acne and blemish free skin, and revivification of skin. Plus, due to its rich texture, pureed papaya makes a smooth paste that is easy to apply
Now that we know the benefits, you’ll need:
¼ ripe Papaya
1. Chop one-quarter of a papaya into pieces
2. Put it in a blender
3. Add one tablespoon of honey to it
4. Add one-half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
5. Blend the mixture until you get a fine paste
6. Apply the paste all over your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.
Use immediately as it doesn’t keep well.
T. you have it. Your simple yet effective papaya face mask for beautiful, glowing skin! And yeah, your face is not the only feature of your body that thrives on a sumptuous pawpaw diet. We’ve been told it’s great for your boobs too!