The Best DIY Face Mask for Spring
Winter is finally behind us and it’s time for Spring showers and sunshine. If the cold winter months have left you skin feeling dry and dull, you’re not alone. Our fav solution is a simple DIY facial mask to make and use at home rather than taking an expensive trip to the salon or spa.
Papaya Skin-Brightening Face Mask
This is a very simple face mask meant to bring a natural glow back to your complexion. You’ll get rid of those dead, dry skin cells thanks to the natural exfoliator in the Papaya, leaving your skin bright and beautiful. Not only does honey help bind this all together, it will also soothe your skin.
What You Need:
- ½ cup of mashed papaya
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 whipped egg white
Make the Mask:
- Separate your egg white and whisk it until it has a soft whipped texture. If you’re not sure how to separate an egg white, you’re not alone. It can seem a little daunting at first, but it’s really not so bad. Check out this video for help.
- Cut and mash your papaya. If you have food processor, this step is super simple! If not, just cut up the papaya and mash it by hand with a potato masher or sturdy fork.
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Use the Mask:
Once the mask is ready, it’s time to make sure you are too! Pull your hair back from your face to make sure you don’t get any stray strands in the mask—remember, there’s honey in it so it’s going to be a little sticky!
We like to use face masks as a part of our self care, so we usually create a nice, relaxing atmosphere before we put the mask on. Wear comfy clothes and put on some soothing music. Maybe light your favorite candle for some aromatherapy as well!
Make sure your face is clean. You don’t need to scrub, just a good rinse with warm water and pat it dry with a towel. Then carefully apply the mask with your fingers, making sure to avoid the area around your eyes.
Sit back and relax and let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes. Practice a little mindfulness or meditation while you let the mask sit. When the time is up, wash the mask off with warm water and scrub your face well to really exfoliate.
That’s it! Your skin will have a bright glow almost instantly!