Here are the ingredients needed for today's beauty mask:
1/2 Ripe Papaya
1 Whole Banana
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Take a spoon and scoop out the seeds from the center of the papaya and place them on a paper towel to dry. I'll tell what to do with those in our beauty remix below. Next, take a spoon and begin to scoop out the the flesh of the papaya into the blender. Next, place the peeled banana into the blender and begin to blend until you achieve a pureed consistency. Next, add 1/4 of a cup or 4 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to the papaya & banana puree and blend for 2 minutes. The heavy whipping cream will help thicken the mixture allowing for a better application. Plus the lactic acid in the cream is a natural exfoliant. When done apply the mixture to face and relax for twenty minutes to let all the natural nutrients absorb into the skin. Be sure to place the remaining mixture in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator. I can usually get three applications from this recipe. This recipe also will last up to one week if stored in the refrigerator.
Beauty Benefits of This Mask:
This mask exfoliates, moisturizes and provides the skin with essential minerals and antioxidants.
The papapya contains papain an enzyme that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and natural exfoliant that has the ability to melt away the outer most layer of dead dry skin. Because the ezyme papain has anti-inflammatory properties its ideal for acne prone skin types.
In this beauty recipe the banana acts as a natural moisturizer with a host of essential vitamins and minerals.
The heavy whipping cream has many functions in this beauty recipe. It serves as an emulsifier, thickening the papaya & banana mixture allowing for a rich, decadent application. The lactic acid in the cream also provides gentle exfoliation. And, last, but certainly not the least, it provides tons and tons of moisture.
Papaya Beauty Re-mix:
Earlier in this post I told you I would get back to you on what to do with the papaya seeds I instructed you to place on a paper towel to dry. So, here it is!
Be sure to look out for more papaya goodness in part II of this post Wednesday!