Papaya For Skin Whitening

The powerful beauty nutrient in papaya is papain, an enzyme that has skin-lightening properties and can reduce the visibility of blemishes and acne scars.

Homemade Skin Whitening Papaya Face Mask Recipes
Papaya face masks are extensively used in spas and at home. Papain is the main enzyme in papaya fruit that enhances skin whitening, fade acne scars and blemishes. With this homemade face mask you can exfoliate your skin. Hydroxy acids combine with papain can shed off dead cells and soothe the skin.

Here is a secret beauty tip for you! Papain, the skin-whitening enzyme, is present in the highest concentration in the peel of papaya. So, do not make a mistake of throwing away the peel and use only papaya pulp for your skin. I have come across number of recipes, which mention the use of papaya pulp. However, for the best results, I recommend that you use papaya peels also for skin whitening.

Does Papaya Help In Skin Whitening?

Yes, there are number of evidences, which support the skin whitening abilities of papaya as mentioned in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies.

(i) Papaya has a potent skin lightening action owing to its exfoliating property and direct skin lightening effect of enzyme papain.

(ii) Papaya contains papain enzyme, which lightens skin and reduces pigmentation.

(iii) The alpha hydroxy acids present in it exfoliate dead cells accumulated on the skin, so help in skin whitening.

(iv) The presence of Vitamin A in it reduces dark spots and acne scars.

Besides skin whitening, papaya provides some more benefits:

(i) The beta-carotene and photochemical present in papaya fight free radicals and so, help decrease wrinkles.

(ii) The potassium in it hydrates and moisturizes dry skin.

(iii) Its Vitamin C contents increases collagen production and improves the elasticity of skin.

(iv) Flavanoids present in it repair the damaged skin.

If you don’t have time to make and apply facial mask at home or want quick results try this highly effective Faith Beauty Honey Face Whitening & Vanishing & Anti Aging Cream.

How To Use Papaya For Skin Whitening?

Excited to give a try? Here is a run down on the ways to use papaya for skin whitening in the form of easiest to the tougher recipes. Begin with basic one here and now and try the expert one later when you get time.

Papaya Peel – Basic Recipe Of Papaya For Skin Whitening

If you want a real quick fix solution for brighter skin, simply scrub the inner peel of the papaya on damp skin. It will get rid of dead cells and also leave your skin bright and supple. Besides your face, you can also rub the papaya peel on your neck, chest, hands, elbows and knees.

Simply, massage the papaya peel gently for a couple of minutes. Wait for about 25 to 30 minutes, and then just rinse it off. The results are visible instantly; you might also see some reduction in tanning right away.

Advanced Papaya Recipe For Skin Whitening – Papaya Lightening Scrub

As the papain in the papaya works great as an exfoliator, so it helps get rid of dead cells on the skin. You can blend following ingredients to make a skin whitening scrub:

You will need:

(i) Papaya Slice: 1, fully ripe

(ii) Honey: 1 teaspoon, organic

(iii) Sugar: As needed to make a thick scrub paste

(iv) Lemon juice: 5-10 drops, freshly squeezed (omit in sensitive skin)


(i) Grate the peeled papaya slice into a small glass bowl. Add the honey to it and then mix in the sugar. You can choose white or brown sugar as per availability.

(ii) Add in the lemon juice (omit in case of sensitive skin). Stir the mixture thoroughly to make a fine thick past.

(iii) Rinse and clean your face, neck and chest with water. Use this scrub onto your damp skin, rubbing gently in circular motions. Focus on blemishes and tanned skin areas. Also work the scrub on any blackheads or whiteheads that you might have.

(iv) Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Wow, is not your skin brightened now!

If you don’t have time to make and apply facial mask at home or want quick results try this highly effective Faith Beauty Honey Face Whitening & Vanishing & Anti Aging Cream.

(Useful Post: Recipes For Homemade Skin Whitening Creams)

Expert Recipes Of Papaya For Skin Whitening

You can combine papaya with other powerful skin whitening ingredients to make some of the highly effective skin whitening masks for dry, oily and combination skin. Visit this link for the recipes.

Don’t wait! Try the above skin whitening recipes and share your experience with us under the comment section below.

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