Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
THE BLOG

Get Glowing Skin with a Homemade Papaya and Pineapple Face Mask

Papaya and pineapple aren't just for poolside cocktails. In fact, these two tropical fruits contain enzymes that many of the world's most sought-after facialists and skincare specialists use in their treatments.
This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

2015-05-27-1432769634-1210212-naturalbeauty4.2.15036.jpg

Papaya and pineapple aren't just for poolside cocktails. In fact, these two tropical fruits contain enzymes that many of the world's most sought-after facialists and skincare specialists use in their treatments.

The enzymes (called papain and bromelain) are protein-dissolving. When applied, they naturally work to dissolve and lift away dry, scaly skin that builds up on the outer layer of your face (creating a dull appearance). When the skin debris is removed, it minimizes the appearance of pores and gives off a radiant, natural glow.

But I've got some good news. You don't need to go to a skin specialist to get the amazing benefits of these fruit enzymes. You can easily make a mask with these two ingredients in the comfort of your kitchen, and it will be just as effective on your skin and fun to create.

2015-05-27-1432769676-9089504-naturalbeauty4.2.15038.jpg

Papaya Pineapple Face Mask

  • 1/4 cup ripe, raw papaya
  • 1 tsp fresh, raw pineapple juice
  • Fork

To Make:
In a small bowl, mash the papaya with the back of a fork and add in the pineapple juice. Mix well to combine into a paste.

To Apply:
Gentle pat the mixture all over your face and neck with your fingers and lie back on a towel to allow the mask to penetrate your pores. Rinse with warm water after 10-15 minutes and follow up with a moisturizer.

______

Want to create a luxurious, evening facial ritual all in the comfort of your home? Check out my video guide.

Want to create a luxurious spa facial for free? Click here.

*Use on all skin types except burned or irritated skin

Photos from Rosa Delgado: www.rosadelgadophoto.com