Incorporate papaya in to your beauty routine to keep your skin naturally glowing & beautiful!
Read on here 4 ways about: “How you can use papaya for glowing skin, making your skin look healthy & beautiful”.
Most of us know papaya as a great fruit for overall health n well being, but some people might not know how to use it as a natural remedy to nourish the skin & restore its natural glow.
This is mainly due to the presence of a natural, active enzyme in papaya, known as papain, especially in the inner peel of papaya. Papain helps in exfoliating dead skin, hydrating and improving skin complexion.
Moreover, it contains antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, pantothenic acid, folate, magnesium and potassium. The antioxidants help diminish aging signs such as wrinkles around the mouth and crow’s feet around the eyes. So, it works as an easy home remedy to keep the skin looking young and glowing naturally.
How Can You Use Papaya For Face?
Papaya Enzyme Exfoliator
You can use inner peel of papaya for availing the papaya enzymatic exfoliation benefits:
(i) Simply rub the inner peel of a papaya all over your face, gently for 1 to 2 minutes. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water.
(ii) Alternatively, consider using the papaya pulp by blending with any of the following kitchen ingredients:
(a) If your skin is acne prone skin, add neem powder to the pulp.
(b) For dry skin add honey.
(c) If you have oily skin, add in matcha tea (a kind of green tea) grounded powder to the pulp.
For Dry Skin – Papaya + Honey + Milk
Honey has natural hydrating as well as antimicrobial & therapeutic properties. It makes the skin look supple, soft & smooth. The presence of lactic acid in milk makes it good skin exfoliating agent.
You Will Need
Papaya: 1/ cup – ripe
Whole milk: 1 teaspoon -raw
Honey: 1 tablespoon
Chop the papaya into small pieces and mash them.
Add in the honey & milk. Mix thoroughly to make a fine, spreadable paste.
Apply the mixture evenly all over your face & neck, leaving it on for 20 minutes.
Rinse with cold water.
This will not only moisturize your skin, but also provides an instant natural glow.
You can use this home remedy 2-3 times a week.
For Oily Skin – Papaya + Orange
Orange acts as a natural astringent that helps reduce oiliness on the skin.
You will need
(i) Papaya: 1/2 – ripe
(ii) Orange: 5-6 wedges
Chop the papaya and mash it. Squeeze fresh juice from the orange wedges, and add to the mashes papaya. Mix well until you get a spreadable, smooth paste.
Apply to your face and neck, leaving it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with water.
Natural Beauty Tip: Orange juice and papaya are said to have skin-brightening properties, so use this remedy twice per week for best results.
For Skin Brightening – Papaya + Curd + Turmeric
Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory & antimicrobial properties. It also contains antioxidants that help maintain skin health. When papaya is blended with turmeric, it works an excellent home remedy to brighten skin, remove sun tan and improve overall skin health.
You will need:
Papaya: 1/2 cup – ripe, mashed, lump free
Yogurt (curd): 1/4 cup – unflavored/unsweetened
Turmeric: A pinch
Rosewater: 1 teaspoon (optional)
Mix well all the ingredients to make a smooth, spreadable paste. Apply it and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Gently scrub it off, using cold water & then pat dry your skin.
Use this remedy once a week.
Try the above home remedies and see how they restore natural glow to your skin.