How To Use Papaya For Skin Whitening-Know From Dermatologist (Dermatocare)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 20/09/18

Does papaya help in skin whitening?

Yes, it does but do not make a mistake of using pulp, because the skin whitening enzyme called papain is present in the highest concentration in the peel of papaya. I have come across many recipes that mention the use of papaya pulp, however, for maximum benefits you should use papaya peels for skin whitening.


After reading this journal, I have no doubts that you should eat papaya fruit regularly to keep digestive and heart issues away and use its peel (not pulp) for skin. Here in this article, I have summarised how to use papaya for skin whitening in the form of easiest to the toughest recipe. Start with basic one right away and try the expert one when you get time. 

Basic recipe of papaya for skin whitening

The easiest way to reap benefits of papaya is to massage the papaya peels on not only your face but also hands, elbows and knees. You can massage the papaya peel  gently for a minute or two and rinse off in 15 to 30 minutes. The results are instant; you might notice reduction in tanning right away and reducing in hair growth with constant use as detailed in this article, How To Get Rid Of Facial Hair Naturally- Easy DIY By Dermatologist 

Advanced recipe of papaya for skin whitening

You can blend following ingredients to make a mask:

  • Two papaya peel
  • One teaspoon honey
  • 5-10 drops of lemon -omit in sensitive skin

Put above mask on your face for 15 minutes and rinse off.

Expert recipe of papaya for skin whitening 

Papaya can be combined with other potent skin whitening ingredients to make one of the following highly effective skin whitening mask:

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