Fresh Hawaiian Papaya Fruit can do wonders for your body not only internally, but also externally. This embarrassingly simple fresh Hawaiian papaya spa facial mask, is used to treat enlarged facial pores. With repeated use, this facial mask will tend to make your pores look smaller, probably due to the removal of dead skin debris which can clog pores and stretch the pore walls of your skin.
This fresh Hawaiian papaya mask also has a slight bleaching action to help even out skin tone and will leave your skin with a wonderful healthy glow. Papain and Bromelain are protein-dissolving enzymes found naturally in papaya fruit and pineapple fruit. These enzymes help to dissolve and lift away dry scaly skin which over time, can build up on your skin and leave a dull appearance.
Hawaiian Papaya Facial Mask Recipe and Directions
Mash approximately 1/4 cup of fresh Hawaiian papaya fruit with a fork in a small bowl.
Wrap a towel around your head then gently pat this juicy papaya pulp onto your face and neck with your fingers--the papaya mask tends to be a bit runny. Lie down and relax for 15-20 minutes with another towel behind your neck for support. Don't leave on the papaya mask on any longer than the recommended time.
You may feel a slight tingle on your face during this time but don't worry, it just means that the natural fruit acids are working.
Next, rinse your face with plenty of warm water followed by cool water. Follow up with your favorite facial moisturizer.
Note: This papaya mask treatment is recommended for all skin types except sensitive, irritated, sunburned, or windburned skin. The papaya mask can be used once per week. Do not store the papaya mask but mix as needed.
This recipe came from "Organic Body Care Recipes" by Stephanie Tourles.
For the following papaya recipes see our Hawaiian Papayas blog category.
Hawaiian Papaya Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe
Hawaiian Papaya Fruit Coulis Recipe
Minty Fresh Hawaiian Papaya Relish Recipe
Hawaiian Papaya Seed Dressing and Marinade Recipe
Hawaiian Papaya Seed Meat Tenderizer and Spice
Easy Hawaiian Papaya Salsa Recipe
If you do not have fresh papayas in your area, we will gladly ship fresh Hawaiian papayas to the mainland from Hawaii for you.