Is Papaya Good For Skin

Papaya Benefits For Skin

Papaya is one of the best fruits for skin care. Papaya not only cleanses your skin but also make your skin glow. It contains rejuvenating enzymes that exfoliate your skin to provide you a glowing complexion.

What is papaya good for
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It’s loaded with papain and vitamin A. The enzyme papain breaks down inactive proteins and eliminates dead skin cells. The vitamin A works as an anti-oxidant.

Its best attribute is that it contains low sodium quantity. As the salt content is less, the water retention is also small. This leads to an overall hydrated skin.

Following are the Papaya benefits for skin:

1. It is a good source of vitamin A, so it works as a great anti-oxidant on skin.

2. Its higher papain levels make it an excellent natural exfoliant. It helps in removing dead skin cells.

3. Papaya helps in preventing premature aging and has anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. The AHAs (alpha hydroxyl acids) act to break down proteins and dissolve the dead skin cells. That is why many exfoliating skin products contain AHAs. Papain has similar properties and is found in abundance in Papaya. So, papaya acts as a natural, plant-based alternative to chemical exfoliants.  Massage papaya on your face. Let it stay there for 5 minutes and rinse your face with lukewarm water and finally with cool water. Papaya is an acidic fruit, so don’t let the papaya sit on your face for more time, as it can cause dryness and might irritate your skin.

5. Since, green papaya is a rich source of papain; you can use papaya for skin whitening.

6.  Papaya works as a great skin-firming and anti-aging agent. Mash papaya and apply on your face with or without milk. It helps in removing blemishes, dark spots and provides an even tone to your skin.

7. Blend papaya with honey to make a nourishing, hydrating and skin-brightening face mask.

8. Does Papaya lighten skin: Yes you can use papaya for skin whitening.  Here is a skin lightening Papaya Mask for you:

Ingredients:

(i) 1 cup green papaya, chopped

(ii) 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

(iii) 1 teaspoon honey

(iv) 1 teaspoon plain yogurt

Blend the above ingredients thoroughly into a smooth paste. Massage gently the paste onto a little damp face and leave it there for 10-15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water and finally with cool water. The green papaya has more amount of papain, so it’s more effective in lightening your skin. But green papaya tingles on your face. On the other hand a ripe papaya does not tingle but it contains less papain as compared to green papaya.

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    • @ Ayushi:

      Papaya juice has awesome healing properties. Being a good source of vitamin A and papain, this fruit helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins. Extract papaya juice and apply it on your face. Let it dry for some time and then rinse it off with cold water. You can apply this remedy regularly everyday..

    • @ Ayushi:

      Papaya juice has awesome healing properties. Being a good source of vitamin A and papain, this fruit helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins. Extract papaya juice and apply it on your face. Let it dry for some time and then rinse it off with cold water. You can apply this remedy regularly everyday.

    • @ jatin:

      You can use Papaya as topical acne/pimples treatment. Mash some portion of ripe papaya to make a smooth paste. Apply it The paste generously on your entire face (as face mask) or the affected areas. Wait for 15-20 minutes, once the paste has dried, wash your face with cold water. You can use this remedy everyday. The juice of raw papaya can be applied on acne affected areas to soothe soreness and reduce inflammation caused by acne / pimples.

  2. I did sugar waxing in upper lip..after 2 days skin colur started changing to Brown color…I am very fair …those marks are easily noticeable and it apears lik a mustache…can I get rid of this if within 10 daya If apply papaya..daily…bcoz I HV my college in 10 days..help me plz

    • @ viji:

      Use these papaya masks to help get out of your predicament. How many days it takes to restore your skin conditions will depend on the extent of the skin-damage.

  3. I have been suffering from skin pigmentation on face both sides under the side lacks. it is visible and looking shabby. every body start asking what happened. so how papaya will be helpful to me. please advise.

  4. My son is 2 years old. his face is fair than his body. when he was born, he was very fair. dont know if the soaps/oils i used for him made him dark. I started applying papaya, honey and lemon everyday. I massage the skin for 10 mins, and wash it off. He does not let me keep it on until it dries. Does it have the same benefits? I also apply Vit E/ alovera oil together every night. Please advise. Thank you so much for your help!

  5. i use multani mitti facepack 3 times in a week but its suddenly dried out my skin ….so plz suggest me which type of facepack should i use for fair and healthy skin

  6. Helo,

    I m Richa and I m 35 years old ,my skin is dry and I used to do papaya massage once a week on my face.

    Is it good for my skin ??

    Please suggest.

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