Just how do these Southeast Asian beauties maintain their glowing skin even in the tropical climate of the Philippines?
The Pilipinas swear by papayas. Using a fresh papaya before it has ripened (when its healing properties are most potent), a good facial mask can be made by crushing the flesh of the fruit and applying it to the face. This would help to even out skin tone by reducing freckles and unsightly spots.
The enzymes in papayas also make them a good skin exfoliator, thoroughly cleaning the pores and leaving the skin looking radiant, fresh and young. Papaya soaps have also been used in the Philippines for many years for skin whitening.