Have heard of mango, apple or grapes face treatment? Why is papaya so incredibly important for skin care? Let us find out.
Papaya is one the best fruit for incorporating in your skin care regime because it has an enzyme called papain that is responsible for skin whitening, reducing unwanted hair, exfoliating dead skin, repairing ageing skin etc. This papain enzyme is present in maximum concentration just under the peel of unripe papaya.
Therefore, for the maximum benefit of papaya for your skin use the peel rather than the pulp of this fruit. Papaya is also a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, folate, magnesium and potassium. Read this article to know in details the 7 benefits of papaya for skin along with the recipes.
1. Papaya for skin whitening
Papaya has a potent skin lightening action owing to its exfoliating action and direct skin lightening effect of enzyme papain. Read this article to know, How To Use Papaya For Skin Whitening-Know From Dermatologist.
You can also use skin care products with papaya for reaping the skin whitening benefits; like this papaya aloe vera gel available in India at an affordable price.
2. Papaya for reducing unwanted hair
Studies show that papain enzyme from the peel of papaya can inhibit hair growth (Source). For recipes, read this article, How To Get Rid Of Facial Hair Naturally- Easy DIY By Dermatologist.
3. Papaya for exfoliating dead skin
Papain enzyme magically restores the even-toned look of your skin by accelerating the shedding of dead skin cells. No wonders many scrubs available in the market has papaya as one of the ingredients, for example:
- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant has papain as an exfoliating agent.
- Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub has papaya along with many other herbs recommended by Ayurveda.
4. Papaya for repairing aged skin
Papaya reverses the skin ageing owing to its skin repairing, exfoliating and hydrating action. Few hypothesis supports it has direct anti-aging action as well; papain enzyme reduces wrinkles by modulating the collagen and elastic fibres in the dermis.
You can also try this papaya aloe vera face pack for getting an instant glow before a party or date. The recipe is simple and time tested as shown in this video:
Well, if you are looking for an effective solution to reverse the ageing clock, then you should try one of these best Vitamin C serum available in US, India, UK, Canada. My research revealed they can reverse uneven skin tone, dark patches and fine lines to some extent in 3 months duration.
5. Papaya for moisturising dry skin
The pulp of ripe papaya fruit providing hydration and nutrition to the skin owing to its water, carbohydrate, and fat content. Please note for hydration of the skin, use the pulp of ripe papaya instead of the peel of unripe papaya.
6. Papaya for healing cuts and burns
Did you know that papaya has been studied extensively for its wound healing benefits? The papain enzyme not only helps in healing of the wound but also keeps the bacteria away and prevents the scar from getting bigger. You can simply put the flesh of papaya fruit on fresh cuts, wounds, and even burns to promote a speedy recovery.
7. Papaya for sensitive skin
You can try all the above recipes for sensitive skin but with slight modification. Ideally, the flesh of the green unripe fruit should be used for skin care because it has the highest concentration of papain enzyme. However, people with sensitive and dry skin should use the pulp part of the ripe papaya because the green papaya also has a higher concentration of latex in addition to papain that might increase the chances of getting either allergy or irritation. A patch test is highly recommended before first use of papaya in the case of sensitive skin.
Are you still thinking how to use papaya on your skin?
Begin a with a basic recipe of rubbing papaya peel on your face as detailed in this article, How To Use Papaya For Skin Whitening-Know From Dermatologist.
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