RTN Beauty Tips: Bye, blisters and organic papaya masks

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Blisters
Bye, blisters!

Bye, blisters!

As the winter weather draws in, save your soles from blisters in your new boots with a green tea home remedy.

Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that aid healing.

First, brew three tea bags in boiling water, then toss in a teaspoon of baking soda (for its antiseptic properties).

Allow the brew to cool, then soak your blister in it. You can use gauze to apply the home remedy to the area if the blister is in an area too difficult to soak.

Also, if your blister hasn’t popped, you can speed up the healing process by soaking it in warm water to help it soften up and drain the fluid inside.

Organic papaya mask

Many exfoliants contain abrasive ingredients that scratch your skin which can damage your skin and speed aging. Instead, it’s better to use an enzymatic exfoliant. Papaya contains the natural enzyme papain and pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which helps naturally exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Greener (unripe) papayas have higher amounts of papain, so opt for these to get the best exfoliation. If you have sensitive skin, use ripe papayas because they’re less likely to trigger an inflammatory reaction.

Scoop out a ¼ cup raw papaya flesh, mash or blend with 1 tablespoon fresh pineapple until smooth. Apply to your dry face and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with cool water. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on your arm before applying to face.

The alpha hydroxy acids and the enzymes in this recipe dissolve dry, dead skin. You only need to do this once or twice per week.

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