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DIY-Fresh Fruit Peel

February 10, 2014

 

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DIY Papaya Apple Honey Peel Have you tried the new Manuka Honey Enzyme Facial at Willow Spa yet?  It’s really an amazing facial that leaves your skin practically glowing and baby soft! This facial uses fruit enzymes and acids to exfoliate the dead skin cells, then pure raw organic Manuka honey is massaged into your skin leaving it so smooth and hydrated!

We know that it’s not always easy to find the time to get a professional facial so we wanted to share a diy facial peel that has similar effects. Professional grade products are stronger and reveal soft new skin quickly. However, the milder at-home facial peel can also produce similar results with frequent use.  We found that it’s best to start with the Manuka Honey Enzyme Facial and keep up the results with the DIY Fresh Fruit Peel.

What are acid and enzyme peels?

All acid and enzyme peels are a type of exfoliation that helps to remove the dead layer of skin to reveal a new healthier layer underneath. An enzyme peel breaks down and metabolizes the proteins that bind dead skin cells together and allow new, healthy cells to come to the surface, while an acid peel works by penetrating and breaking through the top layer of the skin to reveal healthy new skin.

What is Manuka Honey?

Manuka honey offers antibacterial properties far superior than other types of honey. It is also very hydrating and soothing to the skin.  Manuka honey contains vitamins, proteins and minerals, which help to nourish the skin as well.

Fruit and Honey Peel:

1/2 apple

1/2 cup of fresh papaya

1 tablespoon of raw Manuka honey

Blend the fruits together well. Then mix in the honey until it makes a smooth paste. After cleansing your skin, apply the peel over your face and neck and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Apples contain vitamins A, B, and C and glycolic acid.

Papaya is high in vitamins A, C, and E.  Contains papain enzyme, to help brighten and even out skin tone.

We applied the peel with our fingers, but you can also use a brush to apply the peel on your face. The peel is gentle enough to use 2-3 days in a row. Keep the peel stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Note: Using a green papaya is higher in enzymes and will last longer than a ripe papaya. 

 

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