Do you know all of the endless benefits of papaya?
The Papaya is such a versatile fruit here in Costa Rica: not only is it absolutely delicious, but also PACKED with nutrients.
The Papaya is definitely a staple ingredient at our beachfront yoga retreat. We love to eat it just as much as we love to include it in our eco-spa treatments!
Papaya is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Making it a powerful antioxidant with numerous health and wellness benefits.
Did you know you can even eat the papaya seeds?
The seeds found in the Papaya contain key digestive enzymes which are SO helpful when dealing with stomach problems. These enzymes aid in digestion and work wonders when consumed after a heavy meal.
The beauty industry is actually one of the biggest consumers of papaya though. This is because papaya has wonderful anti-aging properties which help brighten the skin, reduce sun spots, and other signs of aging. The papaya even contains anti-bacterial properties which make it a wonderful aid in healing wounds. No matter what state your skin is in, we would HIGHLY recommend adding papaya into your self-care skin routine.
This single ingredient is the KEY to keep your face looking fresh, youthful, and bright!
Here at Blue Osa, we have curated a few Simple DIY Papaya Facial Mask Recipes that will give your skin a fresh, new glow! But if you are looking for a quick 2 minute facial on the go, we recommend just slicing off the skin of the papaya and rubbing a thin layer all over your face before bed. That way your skin can absorb its rich nutrients all night. Leaving you with a bright, fresh, face upon waking up!
If you have time for a slightly more-involved facemask, we have two wonderful options that you MUST try for yourself!
How to Make a Homemade Papaya Facial Mask For Dull or Dark Spot Prone Skin
From The Eco-Spa Of Blue Osa, Costa Rica
- 3 – 5 tbsp of blended papaya
- 1 tbsp honey
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Spread the mask all over your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse off the homemade mask with warm water (if you feel any burning sensations, immediately wash the mask off).
We love this blend of papaya and honey for many reasons. The papaya offers the ultimate boost in vibrancy and brightness. Whereas honey works wonders for acne-prone skin due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.Pro-Tip Alert! Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple this recipe and place your liquid into ice cube trays. Once frozen, you can come back to these whenever you need a boost. Pop-out a papaya-mask cube and rub it all over your face for a cooling, fast-hack to beautiful, vibrant skin!
How to Make a Homemade Papaya Facial Mask For Aging Skin
From The Eco-Spa Of Blue Osa, Costa Rica
- 1/2 cup mashed papaya
- 1 whipped egg white
- 1 tsp honey
- Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. For additional cooling or if you have sensitive skin, add a tablespoon of plain yogurt to your mixture.
- Wash your skin before applying the facial mask mixture. Apply the mask all over the face.
- Leave the mask on your face for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, giving the papaya enzymes time to exfoliate your skin.
- Rinse off with warm water first, then with cooler water, patting dry when done.
Remember to always moisturize after your facial. Depending on the skin type, we love to use natural oils such as coconut or jojoba as facial moisturizers. Opt for coconut oil if you are prone to dry skin or are living in a dryer, cooler climate. For normal to oily skin, Jojoba oil is perfect because it mimics the natural oil created by the skin.
We hope you enjoyed this moment of rejuvenation and relaxation from the eco-spa at Blue Osa!
If you are looking for more DIY skincare, you should check out our other face mask recipes:
The DIY Avocado Face Mask works wonders to moisturize and soften the skin!
If you have acne-prone skin, try out our DIY Oatmeal Face Mask for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
We love all things skin-care over here at Blue Osa. One of the most popular treatments we offer here at the Blue Osa luxury spa is our facials and full-body wraps!
Looking to use any leftover papaya in a delicious meal?
Try our exquisite Papaya Gazpacho Recipe that is gluten-free, vegan, and sure to treat your tastebuds to a mouthwatering out-of-this-world experience!
“This is a beautiful, refreshing start to any meal. With just a few simple ingredients and a minimum preparation, papaya gazpacho can be whipped up in just minutes.”
Your skin, and your belly, will thank you dearly.
And more Blue Osa Recipes
Star Fruit Juice Recipe
Star Fruit Salad Dressing
Star Fruit Crisp
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