You may or may not have noticed, but Beyonce’s skin is beautiful. We’re going to bet that you have noticed because honestly, who could miss how it glistens? Now, let’s get a few givens out of the way: Beyonce is hella rich and Beyonce has access to the best doctors to have the best skin she can pay for. We get that, but, just bear with us before you roll your eyes and yourself out of this article because we think we’ve found something that can help us rival the skin of Beyonce for only a few bucks. Are you ready for it?
According to Sir John, one of her handful of trusted celebrity makeup artists, who is also a self-proclaimed skin care freak, Beyonce’s skin looks so radiant because of monthly enzyme peels. “I’m a huge skin care freak. Go get a facial. Give yourself an oatmeal mask at home. There’s no way to mask bad skin. In the summer you don’t want to wear anything. Just use a great moisturizer and a bit of concealer where you need it and let it go. I suggest doing a natural fruit enzyme peel every month to increase cell turnover. We have to make sure hydration is at an optimum level, and we slough off the dead cells. I keep [Beyonce’s] makeup as sheer as possible. She’s a girly girl but she does not like a lot of foundation. I try to make sure the skin underneath is perfect and everything else is the icing on the cake.”
We agree with him about having skin so good you can skip foundation and we also love the idea of monthly enzyme peels. However, we do not love the price for everyone especially if you are on a budget or simply don’t have access to a skin care expert to treat your skin with a peel. That’s where Papaya Soap comes in. It’s not an in-office peel, but it can be the next best thing.
More specifically, we’re talking about Likas Papaya Soap–an exfoliating enzyme soap. This soap it not new to us. Actually, we’ve known about it and have used it for a while. Thanks to Amazon and the amazing gang of skin care fanatics that hang out in the comments section, we’ve been hipped to Papaya Soap for a few years now so we know it works. Likas is enriched with papaya enzyme and blended with tropical herbs to even out your skin. We hate the label “whiten” that they slap on the box and to avoid a dissertation on the effects of western colonization, we’ll go right ahead and let you know now that no way no how does this soap bleach your skin. Instead, it cleans really well as a first step and brightens and evens out your skin giving you a really radiant Beyonce-like glow. It’s made of 100% organic herbs which help also fight acne.
To use Likas, you simply wet your face and the bar and apply a layer of soap to your face. After a couple of minutes or so, you’ll feel it tingling. It may take some getting used to but after a few uses, the tingling sensation becomes normal. Your skin will start to glow and may slightly peel because of the fruit enzymes. The way enzyme peels work is that they prep your skin to receive goodness, so with this soap, you’d follow it up with your cleanser (if you like) and then your skin serums and retinoids. During the day you’ll need to follow it up with moisturizer and sunscreen. If you have results like us, you’ll notice a difference in about a week. Over time your skin will return to its normal color so buh bye hyperpigmentation and farmer’s tan (if you opt to bathe with it). This soap is magic, people.
So, okay, for $2 we can’t actually promise that you can have Beyonce’s skin, but we can tell you that this soap works pretty well and that it may just work for you. We’ve tried other papaya soaps but we always come back to this one. Oh, and this soap is so good that people counterfeit it! The authentic soap has the Likas stamp and logo and the box has a holographic seal. You can also buy Likas Papaya Soap here. And lastly, to extend the life of this soap, don’t leave it in the shower because you will be sad when it melts down. Trust us. This is one of our secret holy grail products that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves.