Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Facial Is Tastier Than Yours

Excerpts from a New York Times article by Natasha Singer
Published: November 12, 2008

The New York Times held a ‘facial face-off’, a contest between several different types of facial masks made from unusual ingredients. The winner was the avocado, but close behind was the papaya which made the skin feel cleaner and smoother but kept on slipping off the face. Other facials in the face-off included coffee and aspirin.

Here are the recipes for the winning masks.


1 very ripe avocado
1 tablespoon honey
Mix and mash together into a soft, uniform paste. Spread thickly onto face. Wait 15 minutes. Wash off.


1 very ripe papaya
1 tablespoon honey
Cut papaya in half and discard seeds. Dice papaya into small pieces. Mash papaya into a smooth paste. Use a strainer to remove extra liquid. Add honey. Apply to face. Wait 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off.

The New York Times article