How To Create Your Own DIY Papaya Face Mask

October 20, 2017

How To Create Your Own DIY Papaya Face Mask

One of the best kept secrets in the fight for healthy, wrinkle-free skin is an all-natural ingredient that you may see—or even eat—every day: the papaya. This tasty treat goes great in a breakfast smoothie or all by itself as an after-dinner dessert. But the papaya can also be applied directly to your skin as part of a papaya face mask for some truly stellar skin-smoothing results.

Not sure how to harness the power of the papaya? Let the experts at SiO Beauty show you the way. We’ve compiled the five best papaya face mask recipes to help you in the fight against wrinkles and signs of aging.

The Many Skincare And Health Benefits Of Papaya

Vitamins A and C

Vitamins A and C function as antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in your skin. Why is this so important? Because free radicals contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which, in turn, leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin. So when you take steps to prevent premature aging, you’re really working to get rid of the free radicals in your skin.

Beta Hydroxy Acid

Looking for an all-natural exfoliator? Look no further than beta hydroxy acid (BHA). The thing that sets BHA apart from other exfoliators is that it’s gentle. It removes only the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal the radiant, younger-looking skin underneath.

BHA also dissolves the dirt and oil on the surface of your skin that can lead to acne breakouts. And where can you get a healthy dose of BHA? You guessed it—papaya.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites (chemicals that result from metabolism or photosynthesis) that strengthen the cell signaling pathways in the body. “What does that have to do with smoother, healthier skin?” you may ask. Great question.

When applied topically, flavonoids strengthen the cell signaling pathways between the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. See why this is so important? Flavonoids, in effect, encourage the growth of the support structures that keep your skin smooth for longer.

Papain

Papain is a special enzyme that is only found in papaya. Papain contributes to the effectiveness of the beta hydroxy acid mentioned earlier by unclogging pores, removing dead skin cells, dissolving sebum, and ridding the skin of other impurities. Think of papain as a supercharged, yet still gentle, exfoliator that helps promote healthy, glowing skin.

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that’s an essential part of every healthy diet. When you consume potassium-rich foods—like spinach, grapes, carrots, and yes, papaya—your body digests the important mineral and sends it where it’s really needed. Unfortunately, that may not be your skin. But you can bypass the trip through your stomach and give your skin the potassium it deserves by applying papaya directly to target areas of your face, neck and décolleté.

Enzymes

We’ve already mentioned the enzyme papain in a section above, but papaya also contains other enzymes that contribute to smooth, healthy, wrinkle-free skin. We don’t need to name them all (because, really, their names are quite a mouthful), but it’s good to know that they are there. These enzymes soothe irritated skin and decrease the inflammation caused by exposure to pollution, allergens, and the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Antifungal Compounds

Last, but certainly not least, papaya contains antifungal compounds that help to kill topical fungal infections, such as those caused by yeasts and dermatophytes. Even though you may not suffer from a fungal infection on your face, neck, or chest, it’s nice to know that the papaya in these face mask recipes works to prevent them from occurring.

Now that we’ve listed some of the benefits that papaya has to offer, we’ll show you how to put those benefits to work by mixing up your own DIY papaya face masks.

1) Honey, Milk & Papaya Face Mask

Honey, Milk & Papaya Face Mask

Our honey, milk, and papaya face mask recipe is great for bringing a soft, supple feeling back to dry skin. The papaya and honey in this face mask hydrate, while the lactic acid in the milk brightens your skin, reduces blemishes, and evens out dark spots.

Honey, Milk & Papaya Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut a papaya in half and scoop the fruit into a blender.
  2. Puree until you’ve created a mash.
  3. Transfer the papaya mash to a mixing bowl.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of whole milk and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  7. Apply the mixture to your face, neck, and chest and let sit for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the mask with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

2) Turmeric & Papaya Face Mask

Turmeric & Papaya Face Mask

The turmeric in this papaya face mask recipe adds a dash of antimicrobial properties to the mix to keep your skin healthy, clear, and wrinkle free.

Turmeric & Papaya Face Mask Instructions

  1. Mash ½ cup of papaya in a mixing bowl.
  2. Measure in ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face, neck, and chest.
  6. Let the mask dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Gently wash off the papaya face mask with lukewarm water and a soft washcloth.
  8. When the mask is removed, rinse your skin a second time with cool water to close and tighten pores.
  9. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

3) Cucumber, Banana & Papaya Face Mask

Cucumber, Banana & Papaya Face Mask

Is your skin feeling irritated and inflamed after a long day out in the sun? Our cucumber, banana, and papaya face mask is just the soothing solution you’ve been looking for.

Cucumber, Banana & Papaya Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut ½ of an unpeeled cucumber into slices and place them in a blender.
  2. Add ¼ cup of banana into the blender.
  3. Add ¼ cup of papaya pieces.
  4. Mix until you’ve created a smooth paste.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply the mixture to your skin and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the mask by washing with lukewarm water. Gently scrub with a soft washcloth if necessary.
  8. Finish up by rinsing your skin with cool water and then patting dry with a soft towel.

4) Egg White, Honey & Papaya Face Mask

Egg White, Honey & Papaya Face Mask

This papaya face mask recipe is great for shrinking pores, tightening loose skin, and counteracting the signs of aging.

Egg White, Honey & Papaya Face Mask Instructions

  1. Mash ½ cup of papaya in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip 1 egg white until frothy. Add the whipped egg white to the papaya.
  3. Measure in 1 teaspoon of honey.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply the papaya face mask to your skin and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Wash the mask away by splashing your skin with lukewarm water and gently rubbing with a soft washcloth.
  8. When the mixture is completely gone, rinse your skin one more time with cool water (to close and tighten pores) and pat dry with a soft towel.

5) Cream, White Clay & Papaya Face Mask

Cream, White Clay & Papaya Face Mask

Need a moisturizing mask that gently exfoliates, tightens, stimulates circulation, and leaves your skin soft and smooth? Our cream, white clay, and papaya face mask is here to help.

Cream, White Clay & Papaya Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup of papaya into a blender.
  2. Measure in ¼ cup of cream (half-and-half will work just fine).
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of white clay.
  4. Blend until ingredients are mixed together completely and you’ve created a paste.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Spread the paste onto your skin and let dry for fifteen minutes.
  7. Remove the mask by washing your skin with lukewarm water.
  8. Rinse your skin one more time with cool water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel.

As amazing as these papaya face mask recipes are, there’s an even better way to fight wrinkles and keep signs of aging at bay. That better way is the silicone patch.

Silicone Patches: The Best “Face Mask”

Silicone Patches

DIY face masks can be a fun and effective way to treat wrinkles and keep your skin healthy. But sometimes you need a faster, more powerful solution. That’s where silicone patches come in.

Doctors and surgeons first began using silicone patches to treat serious skin damage, such as burns and scars. Silicone patches were so effective at healing these nasty blemishes that their use spread to the treatment of other skin conditions.

SiO Beauty harnessed the same science used by hospitals and applied it to the task of healing fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and décolleté. SiO Beauty silicone patches are designed to:

  • Provide support against the ever-present pull of gravity.
  • Focus moisture into the deeper layers of skin for six to eight hours (or more).
  • Promote collagen and elastin growth.
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

SiO Beauty created specially-designed silicone patches for the most wrinkle-prone areas of your body:

Each silicone patch is reusable up to fifteen times and provides targeted skin rejuvenation to the delicate areas of your face, neck, and chest. Intrigued? Take a look at these jaw-dropping testimonials from actual silicone patch users, and then grab some SiO Beauty patches for yourself.