by Irina Wardas
In a previous article on lycopene, we learned that super foods can be used to protect our skin and face from sun damage; papaya, rich in natural enzymesand alpha-hydroxy acids is one such food. Papaya and other fruits, can also be used to make a honey face mask by adding honey or plain yogurt. But did you know that you can also use papaya to make your lips look luscious and flake free? I would like to share with you some tips on how to make a lip facial to exfoliate your lips with papaya from The Green Beauty Guide.com
For a quick lip exfoliation, use ripe, juicy papaya. You can use leftovers from a fruit salad or dessert. Mash the papaya flesh into a juicy paste so that you get at least a tablespoon of puree.
Apply a generous amount of papaya pulp to the lips and skin around the lips. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy smooth, flake-free lips.
For an even quicker exfoliation, rub the inside of papaya skin against your lips for a few minutes.
By the way, pineapple has also natural enzymes andalpha-hydroxy acids that can be used for face exfoliation to rejuvenate, restore elasticity and add glow to our skin. So, next time you want to make a pineapple and papaya smoothie as an energy booster or midday snack, don’t forget it is one of the best lip facial beauty remedies.
P.S. Don’t miss our discussion on Natural Beauty Tips and Remedies with holistic nutritionist and author of her best selling book The Green Beauty Guide, Julie Gabriel. We will be live on Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina on Tuesday, July 20th at 11:00am PT