Our leading lady Lorna Jane Clarkson is whipping up more beauty magic in this My Active Life episode with our fave Naturalist, Carla Oates. This 5-ingredient face mask will have your skin feeling refreshed and invigorated whilst removing any dead skin cells, creating a dewier, fresher complexion. Yes please! Watch, listen, then get ready to be a natural beauty!
Papaya Enzyme Mask
My Active Life: Enzyme packed Papaya Mask by Carla Oates
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Serves 4
- 1/4 papaya
- 3-4 strawberries
- 1/3 cup cooled green tea
- 1/2 tsp lime
- 3 tsps citrus pectin
- Blend all ingredients together except for the citrus pectin.
- Once they are blended well, slowly add the citrus pectin to the blender until it forms a gel like consistency.
- Freeze left overs in small portions an ice cube tray and each time you need a fresh mask, simply pop out a portion and thaw.
Carla Oates: “I love this mask and it is one I have in my freezer at all times, especially in the warmer months. The nutrients in this mask help quench free radicals triggered by UV rays and environmental assault. Papaya is one of my favourite beauty foods as it is not only a great source of potent skin rejuvenators and protectors; provitamin A and vitamin C but it is rich in an enzyme called papain that dissolves dead skin cells, revealing a dewier, fresher complexion. Coupled with skin refining alpha hydroxy acids and collagen promoting vitamin C from both lime and strawberries, boosted with collagen protecting ellagic acid in strawberries, this mask will clarify, brighten and rejuvenate your skin. Green tea is also a fantastic addition to fresh face masks as it is a powerful source of anti-oxidant polyphenols that mop up those age promoting free radicals. Citrus pectin is a natural gelling agent that helps hydrate the skin. Enjoy!”
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