The after-effects of a summer spent in the sun can result in a fading tan and uneven skin tone that looks slightly dull. You can perk up you skin with a brightening mask that exfoliates and reveals fresh skin. So we put together a simple recipe that uses papaya for our DIY Spa(ahh) Day Sunday.
Papaya enzyme is commonly used in professional exfoliating treatments as well as in over the counter masks, which makes a papaya from the grocery store a perfect ingredient for a DIY mask. Add in a little honey for moisture, and some lemon juice for brightening, and you have the ideal mask to brighten your skin post-summer fun.
What you need:
Fork (for smashing and mixing)
1 Papaya, peeled and seeded
1 Tablespoon Honey (preferably organic)
1 Teaspoon Lemon juice (preferably organic)
Peel and seed one papaya. Separate the pulp and use the part of the papaya that was closest to the rind. Save the rest for a snack! Mash with fork. When completely “smushed” mix in honey and lemon juice. Apply to clean skin and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and apply moisturizer. If you are going in the sun, apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
The enzymes in papaya exfoliate, repair sun damage, diminish age spots and smooth skin. Your skin will look brighter, with a more polished finish.
If you are a lazy girl like me, you may just want to grab a tube of Boscia Luminizing Black Mask for your Spa(ahh) Day Sunday.
A groundbreaking, mineral-rich mask that peels off to deliver powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening effects.
What it is formulated to do:
This jet-black, mineral-rich mask creates a unique peel-off effect that delivers powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening results. Made with a premier-quality clay, its deep-cleansing properties draw out dirt and oil. Other natural ingredients go to work exfoliating skin and refining pores. Powerful antioxidants shrink pores, firm skin, and reduce inflammation. Once dried, the mask strips away dead skin, impurities and excess oil to reveal immediate and visible results.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan