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At Home Spa Treatment: Papaya Mask

One great way to relax on the weekends is to pamper yourself with an at home spa treatment. Since alpha hydroxy is all the rage in skin care these days, why not use your own fruit to tap into the exfoliating powers of fruit acids? As my aesthetician says, "If you wouldn't want to eat it, don't put it on your face" since you can absorb chemicals through your skin.

Here is a natural facial mask featuring the tropical fruit power house: the papaya. The fruit enzymes found in papayas are know to aid and accelerate healing in skin disorders such as acne. In addition, the fruit enzymes gently exfoliate the skin. That is what I call a win/win situation.

What you need:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • Half-a-cup fresh papaya
  • 1 tablespoon honey

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What you do:

  1. Purée the fruit in a blender or food processor.
  2. Add honey and blend until the mixture makes a smooth paste.
  3. Apply mask to clean skin on your face and neck. Gently steaming your pores open before applying the mask will increase the benefits of it.
  4. Leave mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. Recline and relax.
  5. Rinse face and neck with warm water

If you are looking for more possible self spa ideas, check out their at home spa treatments and of course Bella has some great DIY Spa Treatments too!


emma- emma- 10 years
I'll try this.
almostloli almostloli 10 years
i read almost every article regarding fruits&beauty, papaya really is good for your skin, eaten / used as mask (like here)
jc521 jc521 10 years
i think its the smell of the papaya that scares the pimples away
HeatherinHouston HeatherinHouston 10 years
thanks...I LOVE new beauty tips...Always fun! Ill let you know how it goes...I THINK I have all the ingredients and will try it tonight while reading. Thanks :)
Allytta Allytta 10 years
oh, that's something new from fitness :) maybe you can tell about more this kind of mask, but for body, to lose weight, make skin stronger and tighter, and lose those bastards oxidants.
bluebird bluebird 10 years
i'd almost rather EAT this than put it on my face. yum!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
looks interesting!! thanks for this recipe! what can i use instead of honey?
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