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Papaya, Yogurt and Honey Facial Treatment  

Keep the peel on if you’d like a stronger mask or remove it if you have sensitive skin. Place the papaya, a tablespoon of unflavored yogurt and 2 teaspoons of raw honey (Manuka honey is best) into a good blender and blend until it’s smooth. (if you don’t have a good blender, then i suggest you get one. Their really useful not only for facials but for smoothies, soups, pestos, and hundreds of other great recipes!  My blender is the 1000 watt blender from cuisinart and i absolutely love it) After everything is nice and smooth, pour the mixture out into a bowl and head to your room with a towel. If you have long hair, it might be worth tying back. Put the towel over your pillow and gently apply the mix onto your face avoiding your eyes. Now just relax for 10-15 minutes. Put on some music, read a book, watch tv, play angry birds. Enjoy yourself! Keep in mind that your skin might feel a little tingly but this shouldn’t be painful. if it is rinse off IMMEDIATELY and moisturize your face, preferable with aloe-vera gel. When 15 minutes have gone by, head to the bathroom and rinse that ice goo down the drain. Your skin should feel refreshed and happy, thanks to those oh so wonderful papayas.  Follow with a toner if you use one and a natural, chemical free moisturizer. Alternatively, try avocado oil as a face moisturizer for much deeper penetration. if you decide that you like it, use it once or maybe twice a week, and soon you should see some real improvement.

Papaya Peel Rub

      For a simpler, on the go way to use papaya to improve your skin, try keeping the peel after you’ve scooped out the pulp and yummy insides. Rub the papaya skin directly onto your face, in the evening (or morning) before showering and leave it on for a minute or two. It feels better if you shower it off while it’s still a bit moist, rather than letting it dry tight. This simple rub can be used not just on your face, but can be used on any part of your body that you think needs improving and its super easy to apply. People even say that this can diminish age spots, small acne scars and blemishes and can even be of great relief for sun damaged skin.
Hope this helped you out guys! Please enjoy! Comment and let me know if you tried it or if you have any other great facials and homemade remedies you know about. Id love to know!!

6 Things You Can do RIGHT NOW to Help Your Acne


1. DRINK WATER! i know it might not seem like much but trust me. Water helps. It doesn’t just help, your acne, it helps to give an all over glow. Water works magic for your skin and its just good for you in general.

2. GO WASH YOUR FACE. Yea im talking to you. right now! And rinse it in cold water. i know, its a common tip but trust me, the more you wash, the cleaner you get, and the cold water will help to close your pores, making your skin appear smoother and flawless. Try at least once a day.

3. EXFOLIATE. Exfoliation really does wonders. While facewash can only get so deep in your skin, exfoliators really help to open your pores and flush out all the impurities hiding inside your skin.

4. GO MAKE A FACE MASK.  Yes go make a face mask. A natural one at that. You dont even need to use it right now just go whip one up and put it in the fridge. By having one handy and made, youll be more motivated to use it in the nearby future. theyre easy and fun to use, especially if you have friends around to do it with you.

5. TAKE OFF YOUR MAKEUP WHEN YOU DONT NEED IT ON. are you sitting at home right now? bored off your rocker with makeup on? Go get out that oil free makeup remover and clean it all off. Yes all of it. Makeup clogs your pores, its a simple fact. The more clogged your pores get, the more impurities your makeup is holding in. If you really dont need the makeup on, get rid of it.

6. CHANGE YOUR PILLOW CASES. yea i know it sounds cheesy but think about it. if your sleeping on the same pillow everynight, all the face oils and impurities from your face, are rubbing off onto your pillow which you are then pushing your cheek against for a good 8 hours. every night you repeat this process, basically basking your face in past filth. And don’t even get me started on all the hair products your pillows implore! Just go change it. Yes now.

I know its not the easiest thing to deal with, acne, and these tips are just simple ideas, They wont rid you of your acne completely but they will help your skin to become healthier, and in the long run, will help to clear up your skin. Alright alright, i know i’m being a bit of a hypocrite, and i rarely practice what i preach but i know i should and so should you! Sometimes its the littlest things that make the biggest difference