Pineapple or Papaya exfoliating & moisturising mask
(Great for dull skin that needs brightening)
Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain has been shown to be anti-inflammatory as well as a powerful cleanser. The enzymes and fruit acids in pineapple brighten the skin beautifully by exfoliating the skin. Unripe papaya contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids and high levels of papain, an enzyme that help get rid of dead skin cells. Honey helps skin retain moisture. If you have sensitive skin or prefer a gentler exfoliation, use ripe papaya, which has less papain.
4 large pineapple chunks or 1/2 cup unripe papaya
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tsp raw honey
Put the ingredients into a blender, then apply to the skin. Leave for 20 minutes then wash off with warm water and a soft wash cloth.
- 2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
- 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (I like Greek yogurt)