Homemade masks are fun to make and very very effective. When I made this papaya face mask, I really liked how it left my face smooth and refreshed. Papaya contains papain, which is the main reason for all it’s skin benefits. Homemade papaya mask has amazing skin benefits and treats acne, acne scars, pigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin tone and leaves the skin amazingly smooth and nourished. It also lightens the skin tone, if used regularly and can be used for both oily and dry skin. Regular use also delays wrinkles resulting in a glowing skin. We do get a variety of masks in the market for sensitive skin, but this papaya mask made with oats, papaya and olive oil is very gentle on the skin and can be used by people with very sensitive skin safely, as it does not have any skin irritants. This mask can be used both as a body and face scrub, but I always prefer to use it as a facial mask. The only difference between using it as a face pack or as a scrub is in how you grind the oats. If you are using it as a pack, grind the oats very finely into a powder. To use it as a scrub, the oats can be ground a tiny bit coarsely. Once the oats are ground, add the papaya and extra virgin olive oil. Grind everything together till it mixes into a homogeneous mixture. I always love to use extra virgin olive oil because I think cold pressed oils retain the maximum nutrients. To use it as a body scrub, just scoop out a big tbsp of the ground mixture and scrub it all over the body and wash it off. Because we use olive oil, the skin feels smooth after the scrub. To use it as a pack, apply it over the face, wait for it to dry. Once dry, wash it off. People with oily skin can skip the olive oil.
1. Take the oats in the mixer and grind it to a fine powder, if making a mask. If using it as a scrub, grind it a bit coarsely.
2. Add the papaya to ground oats and grind it into a paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl.
3. With a beater, beat in the olive oil into the paste. You can mix everything together in the mixer again too. Your face mask is ready!
- If you prefer, you can add essential oil of your choice to the paste.
- Store the left over mixture in the refrigerator.
- This papaya face mask can be safely used on young girls too.