My skin has been chaotic due to the recent weather. Apparently, the hurricane and the blizzard, coupled with sitting in an artificially heated environment all day created some confusion in my body, and it all showed up in my face! My skin was lackluster, dry, and flaky.
I needed an instant skin pick me-up.
Enter the papaya.
I first discovered papayas from Sophie Uliano's book Gorgeously Green, which is one of my favorite go-to resources for green DIY.
Papayas are loaded with antioxidants and can help protect skin cells from damage. And you can find them in your grocery store for less than $5 each.
There are many different ways to apply the papaya to your face. You can rub the inside of the papaya skins on your face for a quick enzyme facial. Some prefer to use pineapple with their papaya. Others mix it with oil or honey.
After some experimentating, I've found that plain-old papaya works best on my skin, but I encourage you to experiment to find your magic formula.
What You'll need: