Thursday, May 30, 2013
DIY Papaya Exfoliating Facial
They are one of the most nutrient-packed fruits you can eat and also make a phenomenal natural face mask.
Papaya is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy, an anti-aging compound that actually increases your skin's production of collagen, meaning wrinkles will dissipate and your skin will just plain look younger. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, a powerful exfoliant that removes the build up of dead skin cells from your face leaving a brighter, fresher complexion.
For $2 (the cost of the giant papaya I bought this weekend) you're going to have healthy skin AND a ton of extra papaya for snacking (here's my chili papaya ice cream recipe!), juicing, and/or margarita making.
Magic I tell you!
And its easy magic, too - just scoop the fruit out from the skin and rub the sticky inside of the skin all over your face (use your papaya skin soon after you scoop out the fruit or the enzymes will breakdown and your facial will be less effective!)
Let the gooey-ness sit on your skin for 15-20 minutes to do its thing, rinse, and marvel at your new glowy skin.