Papaya is really a beneficial fruit if you know the right way to use it. Along with eating it regularly for better body functioning, it can also be used for beauty purposes. For example: it can be used as a face mask. Yes, papaya acts wonderfully on the skin to give it a glow and fight blemishes. This is not it; the list of benefits that papaya can provide your skin is long. So, keep reading to discover an ultimate secret to a beautiful face.

What makes Papaya Beneficial?

Papaya is rich in potassium, carotene, Vitamin A, C, papain, arginine, essential minerals and carpain. It is commonly used in many skin lightening creams especially the raw papaya as it has papain in abundance.

Here are papaya’s skin benefits:

  • Papain and Vitamin A assist in breaking inactive proteins that aids in the removal of dead skin cells thus promoting the growth of better skin
  • Papaya is low in sodium so, keeps skin hydrated and water levels balanced
  • In comparison to guava, apple, and plantains, papaya contains Carotene in abundance, which aids in health management
  • Papaya is the ultimate fighter of blemishes and acne. Just a finely ground raw papaya paste and the irritating zit would see the light of day again
  • It helps skin become soft and radiant instantly
  • Not just face, but mashed papaya can be used to treat cracked and painful heels
  • You can consider using it as a gentle yet effective skin exfoliater
  • Papaya also fights skin discoloration and aging signs easily

And you thought, the fruit can only be added to a fruit chaat!

How to use Papaya for Skin?

  • Papaya peel has AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) in copious amount so; you can directly rub the peel over your face gently and wash off after 20 minutes with cold water. This will help you enjoy amazing anti aging benefits minus any side effects. Avoid doing it regularly though as the acid may lead to dryness and irritation
  • Add a few drops of milk to mashed papaya and massage your face gently with it. This will help eradicate dark spots and give your skin instant rejuvenation results
  • If you have a dry skin, you can maintain the glow by using a mixture of papaya and honey on your face every alternate day. If not honey, you can also mix milk cream or Malai
  • Just papaya can also manage your skin’s health. So, whenever you have ripe papaya in hand, try applying it over your face
  • Salt spa or olive oil can be mixed with mashed papaya to make it a gentle exfoliater
  • For skin whitening outcomes you can consider applying the hair mask. You would need mashed ripe papaya, 1 tsp vitamin E oil, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp yogurt. Blend all of them together and apply evenly on the face and neck area. Leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Afterwards, wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Make sure the final rinse is with cold water so as to close the pores to avoid them getting attacked by bacteria.

So, there are plenty of ways you can include papaya in your daily skin care regimen. Try any of your choice and enjoy.