It is indeed the ‘fruit of the angels’ rightly deemed by Christopher Columbus, as it is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Available all year round in most parts of the world, Papaya has some amazing health benefits if consumed, but also is extremely beneficial for skin if used externally. It is gentle on skin and tough on many skin related issues. Just a little but of Papaya can do wonders for the entire body. Here are some benefits and ways in which Papaya can be very beneficial for your skin:
This fruit helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins as it contains Papain and Vitamin A, Raw papaya is also great for the treatment of pimples and blemishes, Mashed papaya can be used for treating sore and cracked heels resulting in beautiful feet. Papaya also acts as a natural skin exfoliator for the whole body. Application of papaya also helps in removing skin discoloration from specific areas on the face and body. The peel of papaya is not just used on the face, but it can also be used for whitening the legs and arms.
Sounds great, but what are the ways of using Papaya on skin in the most effective way? Here are some trips and tricks.
- The papaya peel helps in reducing and treating the signs of aging. Just rub the peel on the face after eating the papaya. Let it stay for 5 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Regular use offers visible results. The most coveted ingredient, AHA’s or Alfa-Hydroxy Acid, are found in abundance in papaya to offer anti-aging properties, but this is the only reason which makes papaya an acidic fruit. So, do not apply it for long as it may cause dryness and irritation to sensitive skin
- The application of mashed papaya with or without milk on your face can help in removing the dark spots and evens out the skin tone which results into a fairer and glowing skin.
- Papaya is also effective for treating dry skin. All you need to do is to mash a small section of papaya and mix it one tbsp of malai or milk cream. Apply on your face for 20 minutes and then wash it off
- For skin tightening, apply mashed papaya mixed with honey and rice-flour for 20 minutes, three times a week.
Papaya benefits for skin are truly endless. So stock up on papaya and make sure your skin is glowing this summer.