Papaya is the best bet when it comes to skin care. It is a good source of Vitamin A and papain. Vitamin A serves as an anti-oxidant, while the papain degrade inactive proteins and removes dead skin cells. The most beneficial feature of the fruit is its low sodium quality.Since the salt content is less, the water retention is also little. The result is an overall hydrated skin.
Papaya is abundant in anti-oxidants caused by the huge concentration of Vitamin A.
‘Papain’ in Papaya is helpful in removing the dead skin cells so applying papaya on the skin will exfoliate your skin in the most gentle and natural way.
Use mashed papaya for crackled and sore heels.
Rub the Papaya peel on your face after eating the papaya. Let it stay for no greater than 5 minutes and wash off with cold water. The AHA’s (alpha-hydroxy acids), which are one of the most coveted ingredients these days for their anti-aging properties, are in abundance in Papaya which makes it an acidic fruit. If you apply Papaya for more time, it would cause dryness and might even irritate sensitive skins.
Papaya is a great skin-firming and anti-aging mask. Mash the uneaten Papaya with or without milk and apply on your face. It helps in getting rid of imperfections, dark spots, even out your skin tone and brings a glow to your face.
Papaya is, again, a natural exfoliator.
Blend mashed Papaya with honey for a hydrating skin mask.
Apply a mask making use of the fleshy side of a green papaya skin on the acne breakouts. A papaya diet supports the treatment internally. Apply a mask of pickled scrape papaya in vinegar once a week. Dilute papaya vinegar with water in a one to 10 ratio and use it as a skin facial cleanser. Treat tough areas with undiluted papaya vinegar and papaya oil.
Old skin cells make lines deeper. Use a papaya powder (sold in health food stores as “Paw-Paw Seasoning “) face mask to reduce old dead skin cells and to make the skin softer. Apply the fleshy side of the skin from a green papaya.
In rare situations and with long-lasting application, highly concentrated papaya could cause level of sensitivity and skin irritation.