James Wong makes a natural face mask for bright, clean skin.
• 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
• Juice of 1 lime
• 1/2 papaya
• 2 sachets vegetable gelatine
1. Mash the kiwi fruit through a sieve into a bowl. Add the lime juice to the kiwi mixture.
2. Scoop the seeds from the papaya, and mash the flesh on a chopping board using a fork (this makes it slightly easier to press through the sieve). Press the papaya through a sieve into a separate bowl and mix with the vegetable gelatine using a fork.
3. Put the bowl with the papaya mixture over a saucepan of boiling water and stir constantly until it forms a wallpaper-paste consistency. Take off immediately and continue to stir. Add the kiwi fruit juice slowly, bit by bit, stirring all the time. Leave to cool.
USE When cool or lukewarm, apply the gel to face, avoiding the eye area, and leave for 10 minutes to 1 hour. Wash off with warm water.
STORAGE Most effective when used as soon as possible. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.