Happy Mother’s Day! Use this simple fruit mask to nourish, brighten, remove toxins, and lightly exfoliate the skin. Perfect for pampering on Mother’s Day or once a week!
– 1 small slice of Papaya (no seeds or skin)
– 1 teaspoon Clay
– Distilled Water or a Hydrosol if needed
– 1 drop of Essential Oil, optional
Mash the slice of Papaya. Add the Clay and Essential Oil, and mix well. If it is too thick, add a little distilled Water or your favorite Hydrosol to thin the mask. If it is too thin, add a little more clay. Apply to your face and neck, and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes (for sensitive skin, leave the mask on for only 5 minutes). Rinse well.
Make this recipe fresh each time.
Papaya contains papain, which is a natural enzyme that mildly exfoliates. Papayas also contain many vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins C, A, E, and K.
If your skin is more on the oily side try Bentonite (if you use Bentonite, you will definitely need to add distilled Water or Hydrosol to the recipe, since this Clay absorbs a lot of liquid) or French Clay. If your skin is on the dry side (including dehydrated skin) I suggest Rhassoul or Blue Clay.
Very dry skin may want to omit the Clay and just use plain papaya on the skin, or mix the Papaya with a little Honey or Agave.
I suggest Lavender (anti-inflammatory/soothing, good for general skin care, blemished), Rose Geranium (balancing, blemished), or Lemongrass (good for oily, blemished skin).
You can use any of your favorite Hydrosols in this recipe, but you may want to try using Lavender, Rose Geranium, or Lemongrass Hydrosol!