This DIY Mask is Perfect for Mother’s Day

Dina Cook


Since Mother’s Day is any second and some serious R&R is always on your mother’s wish list, why not treat your mama to some mother-daughter pampering? No, you don’t have to book a pricey spa session…you and your mom can get glowing skin hanging out at home with this awesome DIY mask recipe from Carla Oates of The Beauty Chef.

Carla’s DIY Papaya mask utilizes natural probiotics to promote clear skin. Probiotics have been known for years as the key to a healthy digestive system, offering our bodies a simple alternative to detoxifying juice cleanses. These healthy bacteria maintain the function of the intestines which support the digestive system and boosts our immune systems. Because we are healthier, our skin looks better! You are what you eat, after all—and naturally, so is your skin. While we are constantly told to ingest probiotics, experts like Carla also recommend applying probiotics topically.

Carla tells us what she loves about this DIY: “The nutrients in this mask help quench free radicals triggered by UV rays and environmental assault. Papaya is one of my favourite beauty foods as it is not only a great source of potent skin rejuvenators and protectors; provitamin A and vitamin C but it is rich in an enzyme called papain that dissolves dead skin cells, revealing a dewier, fresher complexion. Coupled with skin refining alpha hydroxy acids and collagen promoting vitamin C from both lime and strawberries, boosted with collagen protecting ellagic acid in strawberries, this mask will clarify, brighten and rejuvenate your skin.”

Doesn’t that sound like something you and your mom would love? Carla’s Papaya Mask takes only ten minutes to prepare and can be poured into an ice cube tray for future single-use masking! Just thaw a cube and voila!

Here’s how you (and your mom) can make The Beauty Chef’s Papaya Mask:


1/4 papaya
3-4 strawberries
1/3 cup cooled green tea
1/2 tsp lime
3 tsps citrus pectin (you can usually find this in the canning section of your grocery store)

How to make it:

1. Blend all ingredients together except for the citrus pectin
2. Once they are blended well, slowly add the citrus pectin to the blender until it forms a gel like consistency.
3. Apply a thin layer to skin! This mask is great on the face, neck and décolletage, and even the backs of the hands. Leave on for ten to twenty minutes, then wipe off with a warm washcloth. You and your mom will have beautiful skin!
4. Freeze left overs in small portions an ice cube tray and each time you need a fresh mask, simply pop out a portion and thaw.

And there you have it! Mask with your mama this Mother’s Day.

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