Papaya grows in a tropical climate and has soft butter-like consistency. It is also called as “The Fruit of Angels” because of its delicious taste and benefits.
Papaya is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. It contains antioxidants like carotene and niacin as well as protein and fibers.
Papaya has numerous benefits for skin that is the reason it is has found its place in various cosmetic products.Herein are the Papaya Benefits for Skin:
Moisturizes dry skin
Overripe papaya pulp provides moisture to the skin due to its water and fat content. It hydrates the skin and aids as a natural moisturizer.
- Method to use papaya pulp to hydrate skin
Scoop out two teaspoons of papaya pulp mash it properly and apply on your face and neck. Wash off with water after 30 minutes. You will immediately notice the difference.
Take half cup of papaya pulp adds a half teaspoon of honey. Mash and blend properly and apply on your face and neck. Wash off your face after 15 minutes. Papaya seeds are also beneficial for health Check how to eat papaya seeds.
Treats pimples and acne
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that has skin cleansing properties. It also exfoliates your skin and removes the dead cells and clears the clogged pores.
- Method to set papaya to treat pimples and acne
Take a raw papaya, cut a small piece and rub on the affected area. Wash off with warm water after 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure two times a day for better results.
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Take out the juice from raw papaya and apply on affected area. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Treats burns and cuts
Papaya has papain enzyme which has wound healing properties. It fights with bacteria and allows the wound to heal faster.
- Method to use papaya to treat burns and cuts
Take a pulp of unripe papaya or skin of papaya and apply on the burned area or fresh cuts after 10 minutes wash off and clean dry. You can also read about healthy and delicious watermelon recipes.
Papaya for skin whitening
Papaya has a very important ingredient called papain which has many health benefits and its cosmetic benefit is it helps in skin whitening. The papaya peel is loaded with papain a skin whitening enzyme.
- Method to use papaya for skin whitening
Take papaya skin gently massage on face and neck for 2 to 3 minutes. After 30 minutes wash off your face with water and pat dry.
Take one medium size papaya peel crushed, one teaspoon of honey and six drops of lemon. Mix everything thoroughly and apply on face as a mask. Wash off your face with Luke warm water after 15 minutes. If your skin is sensitive avoid lemon juice. You can follow both the procedure on elbows, knees, and ankles. The difference in the skin color is instant. It is equally effective in tanned skin.
Treatment for sensitive and dry skin
Green papaya has a higher amount of latex and papain which makes the skin smooth and supple. And because of concentrated latex present in unripe papaya, it is advisable to do an allergy test before using it.
- Method to use green papaya for sensitive and dry skin
Take a pulp of green papaya mash properly, and then apply on face and neck. Wash off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes and pat dry your skin.
Papaya has antioxidant properties which are helpful to diminish the wrinkles and crow’s feet. It is useful to decrease the wrinkles around the forehead, corners of the eyes or around the mouth.
- Method to use papaya to treat wrinkles
Take one tablespoon of mashed ripe papaya pulp adds ¼ teaspoon of olive oil, mix properly. Apply on wrinkles and crow’s feet. Wash off with lukewarm water after 30 minutes.
Take a small piece of green papaya rub gently around the eye area for 4 minutes. Wash off after 10 minutes with cold water.
Aids as anti-aging
Papaya contains vitamin A, C, and E that removes dead skin and makes the skin elastic and supple. It rejuvenates the skin and prevents the skin from early signs of aging.
- Method to use papaya to delay the signs of aging
Take half cup of mashed ripe papaya; add one teaspoon of honey and one tablespoon of milk. Mix everything properly and apply on face and neck. Wash off after 20 minutes with cold water. Follow this procedure once a week.
Prevents unwanted hair growth
Papain enzyme in papaya is responsible to inhibit the unwanted hair growth.
- Method to use papaya to prevent unwanted hair growth
Take a piece of raw papaya and rub on the area where there is unwanted hair on the face. Rub gently for 5 minutes and then wash off with water after 15 minutes. Follow this procedure twice a week.