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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
If dull, lackluster skin is making you unhappy these days, heads up. You can bring
your skin back to life with natural homemade papaya face masks. Papaya is well known
for its skin renewal properties since early times. It can brighten, whiten, lighten
and add a luminous glow to dull lifeless complexion.
How does papaya help your face? Unripe or green papaya contains natural alpha hydroxy
acids (AHAs) and papain.
Papain is an enzyme that helps exfoliate the superficial layer of dead skin cells
to give way to new cells. Thus, your skin appears brighter, fairer and feels baby
smooth to touch.
Additionally, studies have shown that green papaya extract can inhibit tyrosinase
activity, the key enzyme in the production of melanin. If your body produces too
much melanin, your skin gets darker.
Gentle even on the most delicate and sensitive skin, these simple DIY papaya facial
masks provide a chemical-free enzyme treatment to restore radiance and lock in moisture
on dull-looking skin. Try them out today, and you’ll be glad that you did!
Homemade Papaya and Clay Whitening Face Mask
Clay unclogs blocked pores and detoxify skin while aloe vera is useful for replenishing
The ingredients are 4 teaspoons cosmetic clay, 1½ teaspoon aloe vera gel, ½ cup papaya
1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make a fine paste by mixing them thoroughly.
2. Apply papaya face mask on your clean face and neck, avoiding the eyes and lips.
Leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off completely with lukewarm water.
Good for normal, combination or oily skin.
Papaya and Yogurt Brightening Facial Mask
The lactic acid and enzymes found in yogurt will soften, hydrate, and nourish your
skin, while its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties provide gentle cleansing.
Being rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, lemon helps stimulate collagen production.
Honey is a natural antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-irritant, and humectant. It
removes impurities from the pores and helps your skin to rejuvenate itself.
Egg white is an excellent ingredient to tighten pores and tone skin naturally.
The ingredients are ½ cup papaya pulp, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2-3 tablespoons
lemon, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 egg white.
1. Place papaya in a food processor or use mortar and pestle to grind it into a pulp.
Transfer to a mixing bowl.
2. Add yogurt, lemon juice, honey, egg white.
3. Mix all ingredients well. You should get a fluffy but not runny consistency.
4. Apply the homemade facial mask to you clean face and leave on for 15 minutes before
washing it off with lukewarm water.
Good for normal, dry or sensitive skin.
Homemade Papaya Milk Lightening Face Pack
Milk lightens, brightens and tones skin complexion while minimizing blemishes and
dark spots with its lactic acid.
Rose water helps moisturize and soften dry skin, as well as balancing the pH levels.
The ingredients you need are ½ cup papaya pulp, ½ teaspoon raw milk, ½ teaspoon honey
and ½ teaspoon rose water.
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl, and well mix.
2. Apply homemade face pack over your face and neck. Leave it on to work for 10-15
3. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Good for normal, dry or sensitive skin.
* Papayas contain an ingredient called chitinase, which can cause an allergic reaction
in people who have a latex allergy. If you suspect a a latex-fruit allergy but want
to use any of the above homemade papaya face mask recipes, apply the facial mask
to a small area of the face and wait 24 hours. If you show no redness or swelling,
it is safe to use the papaya facial mask.
Having said all of that, you might want to check out Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal
Mask by REN. It also has papain enzyme to provide a gentle-yet-powerful exfoliating
action, leaving your skin looking brilliantly energized and dewy.
While on the topic of no chemical facial skin rejuvenation and natural dark spots
lightening, I also want to briefly mention some fruits, other than papaya, that are
widely used in many well-known skin care products. For example, Multi-Active Night
Youth Recovery Cream by Clarins contains kiwifruit, which has the highest level of
antioxidant Vitamins C and E, to help restore elasticity and glow for a more supple,
Another product which I really like is Dr Hauschka Firming Mask. The active ingredient
extracted from the mango fruit (mango butter) is extremely rich in natural Tocopherol
(Vitamin E), which does an excellent job of hydrating dry mature skin that has lost
some of its tone.
It’s always nice to have large rolls of money for the latest age-defying potions
and high-tech beauty treatments, but if you are looking for frugal alternatives,
I highly recommend these at-home fruit facials.
1 super ripe banana (mashed), a bit of manuka honey and a few drops of fresh orange
juice. Suitable for those with oily or greasy skin as it helps absorb excess oil
and remove shine from the face.
½ of a ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt and 2 teaspoons of raw unfiltered
organic honey. Used it once a week and dry flaky skin will instantly take on a new
½ cup fresh strawberries (stems removed, cut in half and blend until smooth) and
1 tablespoon sour cream. Promotes surface cell turnover and bring a rosy radiance
to tired, stressed skin.
Beautifully fair skin doesn't have to come with a big price tag. Learn how to use
gram flour to lighten and refresh dark and dull skin for a luminous white complexion
that makes all your girlfriends green with envy!
Aside from coffee grind and brown sugar, what else is good to exfoliate skin? Find
out gentle exfoliating face scrub ingredients from your kitchen that can keep your
skin baby smooth and radiantly bright.