A good homemade facial mask for brightening the skin involves rubbing the inside of a papaya peel around a clean face while paying special attention to the lines around the mouth and eyes. After allowing the papaya to dry for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse the face with warm water.
For an exfoliating mask, combine one teaspoon of olive oil with one teaspoon of honey. Add this to one packet of thickly cooked oatmeal that has been prepared using less water than usual in order to form a thick paste. Scrub the face in small circles, then rinse the face with warm water and pat the skin dry.