How to Make A Homemade Papaya Facial Mask

How to Make a Papaya Facial Mask

Stress is an inevitable part of the busy, fast-paced world we live in. It weighs on us and shows in our faces.

One of the best ways to deal with stress is to stretch back with your favorite magazine, maybe a glass of wine or hot coco, and relax with a fantastic eco-spa treatment: a facial.

There are many fantastic facials on the market you can purchase, but there are plenty of facial masks you can make from the comfort of your home!

One of our favorite facials from the Eco-Spa at Blue Osa is a homemade papaya facial.

How to Make a Homemade Papaya Facial MaskPapaya is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium and fiber, making it a powerful antioxidant with numerous health and wellness benefits. But did you know that papaya is also an excellent beauty ingredient for glowing skin?

Papaya has exfoliating, whitening and even healing properties. These properties are what makes papaya a natural beauty enhancer.

As an exfoliate, it helps remove dead and damaged skin, which exposes fresh new glowing skin. It also helps in evening out skin color by reducing brown spots caused by sun exposure.

And lastly, papaya is also used in wound care, including burn wounds, due to its antibacterial and wound healing capabilities.

If you can’t make it all the way to Blue Osa Spa, then you can try creating your own homemade papaya facial mask in the meantime. This natural eco-beauty recipe for glowing skin is something you can make using common ingredients found at home.

Here are a couple of papaya masks for different skin types:

How to Make a Homemade Papaya Facial Mask For Dull Skin

From The Eco-Spa Of Blue Osa, Costa Rica


3 – 5 tbsp of blended papaya
1 tbsp honey

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Spread the mask all over your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse off the homemade mask with warm water (if you feel any burning sensations, immediately wash the mask off).

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

  1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. For additional cooling or if you have sensitive skin, add a tablespoon of plain yoghurt to your mixture.
  2. Wash your skin before applying the facial mask mixture. Apply the mask all over the face.
  3. Leave the mask on your face for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, giving the papaya enzymes time to exfoliate your skin.
  4. Rinse off with warm water first, then with cooler water, patting dry when done.

Remember to always moisturize after your facial.

We hope you enjoyed this moment of rejuvenation and relaxation from the eco-spa at Blue Osa!

Enjoy a homemade papaya facial at the Eco-Spa at Blue Osa

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How To Make A Homemade Facial Mask

44 Comments on “How to Make A Homemade Papaya Facial Mask”

  1. Hi there
    I used the papaya mask with potato juice and I came out in spots. Was this hoo strong? Before the mask I used viramin c powder with glycerine for a scrub may the four was too strong.
    Can I also mix gram flour, potato juice, papaya juice, aloe juice, vit e, together as a mask? I am trying to get rid of my hyperpigmentation on my face. Am i using the right ingredients or can you advise me. I also use a Vir E serum with licofice extract and capha arbutin in it.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Patricia,

      These natural ingredients will definitely help your skin. But for something like your condition, if you are really looking for a visible lastly change, we would really encourage you to either see a dermatologist or use a skin care regime that has been tested to change the outer appearance. A product line like aveda’s embrightenment line can really help you followed up with regular facials specializing in this area.

      Yogi Aaron

  2. Dear Blue Osa,

    I made the papaya mask today. It worked wonders, thank you. How often should one apply the papaya mask?

  3. Everytime I try this it just rolls off my face. I just drips off. How do you get it to stay on your face?

  4. I went holidays and i exposed to sun, i got tan in sun, so can this papaya mask will help in removing TAN ? how much time it will take to remove tan? what are the safety precaution to be taken?

  5. Hello BlueOsa, I just turned 23, have hormonal acne, i have oily skin on my t-zone and super dry skin on the edges of my mouth and i already have the smile lines or wrinkles defined and some hyperpigmentation marks on my cheeks due to the acne, how can i reduce the smile wrinkles? and is this papaya mask safe for my acne prone skin? thank you <3

    1. We are not dermatologists here. You might want to seek one out to get a professional medical opinion. But we do know that papaya is a great exfoliator and may soften fine lines.

  6. Amazing article!! Natural remedies are always good for beauty. Thanks for sharing this mask recipe.

  7. Must say very helpful article. Thanks for sharing this amazing experience with papaya facial mask.

    1. Absolutely, it was will definitely help and make a difference. How much of a difference really depends on how deep the scars are. You may want to consider seeing your dermatologist for some glycolic treatments if they are.

  8. I’ve have super hyper sensitive skin..I tried using the papaya mask but I noticed that my skin looks burnt dry and scaly afterwards….but ironically feels smooth….what’s wrong here ….does the fruit act as a peeling agent…I live in the tropics with high heat indec

    1. Hi Hazel, the mask is really great for acting as a gentle peeling agent, which is why your skin is so smooth afterwards. Try adding 3 drops of skin oil (such as jojoba oil) to your mask, and / or make sure you follow up with some sort of nourishing skin serum and moisturizer.

  9. Hey..
    I used papaya seeds +honey+paapya and applied on my face. But my skin was like buring when i was applying and turn red. Do i need to add another ingredient to avoid this sensation.?
    Please help.

    1. Hi Nitu, I am sorry to hear this. Sometimes it is good to do a patch test and see how your skin reacts to different products. You could have a sensitivity or an allergy to papaya. If I was you, I might try something else like a homemade oatmeal facial with honey or yogurt.

    1. You could Sandy, but they are entirely two different treatments. There is a thing called, over processing the skin. My suggestion is that one week you do one mask, and the next week you do the other.

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