As much as we love spending every Summer minute at the beach, salt, sun and sand can be rough on your skin. This brightening mask exfoliates and stimulates circulation in the face, resulting in a warm, rosy glow; an amazing beach beauty tip perfect for warm Summer nights.
Here’s why it works: Unripe papaya contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids and high levels of papain, an enzyme that helps dissolve dead skin cells. Yogurt adds lactic acid (another alpha-hydroxy) and gives the mask a creamy texture, and honey helps skin retain moisture. When left on, the mask should tingle slightly; if you have sensitive skin or prefer a gentler exfoliation, use ripe papaya, which has less papain.
Green-Papaya Brightening Mask
½ cup unripe papaya, diced
1 teaspoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Apply to clean skin using fingers; leave on for 8 to 10 minutes. Rinse off using cool water and pat dry. Finish by applying a gentle moisturizer.
That’s it! This DIY facial is a quick and easy way to get amazing skin.