Skip to Content

DIY Papaya Face Mask Experiment

DIY Papaya Face Mask Experiment

Sharing is caring!

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!

Sharing is caring!

How to make your own Daisies Hair tie | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy
DIY Daisies Hair Tie Tutorial
Tropical Papaya Smoothie recipe

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.