Kristin’s BFF Beauty Secret #3: Papaya Body Polish for Glowing Skin

Kristin shares a fabulous Papaya Body Polish from a book filled with beauty secrets

I actually should say this is “Sophie’s Beauty BFF Secret”…I mentioned my friend, Sophie Benge, in my previous post about Ila-spa products. She has a not only been a beauty journalist in London for over 20 years, but she is also a published author! I wanted to share one of the secrets from her book, “Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation” with amazing photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni. This is an amazing book with all kinds of natural recipes focusing on the Asian  holistic beauty philosophy. This means not only taking care of the skin on your face but your body and soul as well. Sophie also has another wonderful hardcover book on Asian spas called “The Tropical Spa” with even more beautiful photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni.

One of my favorite body treatments from the book that is really easy to do at home if you have a free half hour is the Papaya Body Polish. It is basically slathering your body and feet with papaya purée and letting the skin absorb it up. If you can’t do your whole body, I would recommend just putting the purée in a foot bath and letting your feet get all the benefits from the enzymes that work to exfoliate and soften the skin. My feet come out feeling so soft and smooth! It is also a great treatment for the body…

Sophie’s instructions from “Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation” are as follows:

“Use a ready to eat rather than unripe papaya(as the acid is too strong), purée it and spread it everywhere, without rubbing. Allow your body to sweat by rolling yourself up in a plastic sheet for 20 minutes. Wash off and feel the results!”

page from the Papaya Body Polish recipe from Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation by Sophie Benge 

Here are some other beautiful photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni from “Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation” :

Honey Cucumber Facial

Bali Kopi Scrub- great for men’s skin!

Traditional Lulur-spice and yogurt exfoliation and body polishing process which take an hour and 1/2 includes:
1. Massaging your body with your favorite oil
2. Pulverize the spices into a brown granular paste with a splash of water and smear onto your body
3.Once dry, gently rub the paste off the body
4. Rinse your body in the shower
5. Splatter your body with the natural yogurt covering all crevices.
6.After rinsing, soak in warm flower filled bath using a selection of flowers like rose, jasmine, ylang ylang or frangipani

More of these wonderful natural Asian Beauty Secrets from Sophie Benge’s books to come!

To purchase Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation” or “The Tropical Spa” by Sophie Benge go HERE or HERE.

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