I think I say this on behalf of everyone, papaya is not everyone's favourite fruit. Yes, it is a powerhouse of important nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants but when it comes to pleasing our taste buds, definitely not the first choice that comes to our mind.
However, I think papayas are notoriously delicious! While you may not have a penchant for its sweet, creamy taste, but it is a popular choice when it comes to choosing a salad dressing, salsa, and even smoothies! Not only that, but they have also been used in skincare for many years because of the fact that our skin loves what it does to it. Keep reading to know the benefits of papaya on our skin and why you need to add it to your skincare regimen.
Have you've ever applied a raw papaya slice on your face or even its peel? Then you know that it has nothing but good intentions for our skin. This tropical fruit boasts tons of benefits for our skin--anti-inflammatory enzymes that promote a healthy glow, healing properties, hydration, Vitamin C, soothing, and what not!
If you've got glow on your mind, here's why you need to add papaya as a spotlight ingredient to your skincare!
As mentioned earlier, papayas are jampacked with multiple nutrients and vitamins such as A, B, and C. Not only that, they are a powerhouse of antioxidants that help relieve skin of minor burns and helps it heal from within.
Just a simple DIY face mask with 2 tbsp. papaya pulp and 1 tbsp honey can soothe your skin in no time.
If you have dull skin, applying raw papaya's juice can do the trick for you. Papayas have an active enzyme in them, papain, which helps exfoliate the skin, improving its texture and tone, and hydrating our skin. It'll not only bring out a healthy glow on your stunning face but it will also reduce tanning while at it.
Papaya's peel contains enzymes that help reduce visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, the appearance of age spots, and even dark circles.
Just peel off the slice from the fruit, rub it into your skin, keep it for 20-30 minutes, and wash it off to reveal a glowing complexion.
The abundance of Vitamin C present in papayas can help fight off acne-forming bacteria and reduce its appearance on our skin. It also helps lighten acne scars so if you do not like it's taste, you can definitely apply its fruit mash to bid adieu to acne for good.
Melasma is a common skin issue that causes dark patches on your skin. Also known as chloasma, it usually occurs in pregnant women and more common in women than men.
Applying papaya can help even out the skin tone and treat it due to its exfoliating properties.
So, did we manage to change your feelings about papaya yet?
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