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Facial masks can be part of a huge beauty expense for women (and metrosexuals!). If the consumer chooses to pursue organic products, then the outlay may be even higher. So why not spend some time and save some money making your own facial masks at home? You can make all kinds of facial masks at home and be safe in the knowledge that they are all natural, all organic. Additionally, you can also take advantage of your fresh ingredients leftover to make DIY facial masks.

Anti-ageing is what almost every woman wants from her skincare. But anti-ageing products can be expensive and not always full of nice, skin-loving ingredients. One ingredient we love to use in our masks is PAPAYAS! Papayas are full of alpha hydroxy acids, vitamins A and C, and polyphenols which can moisturise your skin and dissolve dead skin cells.

What you need:

  • ½ fresh papaya, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Ice cube tray

Instructions:

  • Blend ALL ingredients using a fork or blender
  • If you cannot puree them well, add a bit more water
  • Pour into ice cube trays and put in the freezer

That was easy, wasn’t it? And just pop out a cube of papaya puree when you want to enjoy a facial mask, let it melt and using your fingertips or a brush apply it to your face. Massage and rinse off. This mask naturally exfoliates whilst purifying, but be warned your skin may be slightly pink after use! Just don’t use shortly before going out for a date or function.

By Min Zhou