DIY Papaya Face Mask Experiment

Everybody’s been sharing fall posts for a month now, and I’m over here like: ‘where’s my tank top and sunnies!?’ I’ve been ignoring that I have to pair them with jeans and a warm jacket for a while now.

Walking around the grocery store with my post-summer buzz, I saw a juicy papaya staring back at me. I realized I never actually had a fresh papaya before. And then a little low bulb went off: what if I used it for a papaya face mask?! Because if there’s one thing that I love even more than food in my mouth, it’s food on my face.

Soft and moisturized skin with this Papaya Face Mask A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

How To Make a Papaya Face Mask

What I used:

  • About 1/4 cup of papaya
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of honey

I choose the easiest way I could think of to make my face mask. I cut the papaya up in chunks, added the honey and threw it in a blender. A few pulses gives you: a fresh face mask!

I put a thin layer of the pulp all over my face, avoiding my eye area, and let it sit for a few minutes.

To sum up:

Blend the papaya and honey together.
Leave on face for 10 to 15 minutes.

I was expecting a dripping mess, but there was non of that!

What it promises:

Papaya is said to

gently exfoliate, brighten dark spots and fight acne.

As papaya is said to brighten your skin, it might – ironically – remove your summer tan, which in my opinion is a damn shame! But unfortunally, despite all the summer sun, my skin cannot be called anywhere near ‘tan’, so I gave it a go.

After rinsing my face mask off, I was left with smooth, glowing skin. So for me this was a face mask succes!

A quick tip: I love to use a face mask right before I take a shower. That way I can rinse all of it very thoroughly. And I’m not left with chunks of papaya in my hair.

I have supersensitive skin, and although I loved the results, if you leave it on for too long it can be a pretty feisty face mask. Next time I get my hands on a papaya, I’m going to try adding some yoghurt to soften it up!

Enjoy your tropical face mask!