Healthy, glowing and spotless skin is what everyone dreams of. There are thousands of skin and beauty care products that promise to give you clear and glowing skin but most of these products are made up of chemicals and can be harsh on your soft and smooth skin. These products also work different for different skin types. Instead of relying on these products one can always go natural and try some simple and natural ways to improve appearance of your skin along with its health. Fruits and vegetables can do wonders to your skin. One such fruit is Papaya. It is one of the most underrated fruits. Everyone knows and talks about the benefits of other fruits but there’s rarely a moment when someone talks about how many great benefits papayas have.
Papaya is rich in Vitamin A, C, E and K, besides it also contains many antioxidants. These vitamins helps in removing the dead cells from the skin and brings out the real glow. It also hydrates and moisturizes the skin. Papaya is suitable for every skin type, whether it sensitive or dry. The antioxidants in papaya works directly on dark spots, acne and scars and gives you smooth and fair skin. Not just the fruit pulp, but also the seeds of papaya that we usually throw away are full of surprises.
So, today, we will present you with different remedies of papaya to treat different skin problems. We have put together various uses of papaya that will make your face look young, beautiful and well cared of.
Benefits Of Applying Papaya On Your Face
1. Fairer Skin
We are always worried thinking about our skin getting dark and uneven patches from sun exposure. To get rid of tanned skin we always run towards a fairness cream which most of the time contain bleach which is harmful to the skin long run. It’s better to avoid such methods and switch to something natural. Talking about natural ways, Papaya can give you instant results against the tan and to get your natural colour back.
For this, mash 100g of papaya and add 2 tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Honey contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties. And lemon helps in removing the dead cells and brings out the natural glow. Apply this mask for 15-20 minutes twice or thrice per week and witness the wonderful results.
Everyone of us go through that phase of life when we have to face our biggest nightmare of waking up in the morning and see that pimple bulging on our face. And then the only goal in our life is to get rid of that pimple and get back our clear skin. There are several ways to get rid of a pimple but you should always go natural if you don’t want any more skin damages or ugly scars. Papaya has the power to vanish your pimples in 2-3 days and also prevents them to appear again.
Cut papaya in small cubes and blend it in a mixer jar. Add some water and one tablespoon of lemon juice in it. Pour the mix in ice cube tray and freeze it for 5-6 hours. Remove the ice cubes from the tray once they are frozen. Rub the ice cubes gently on the skin. You will instantly feel the cooling and refreshing effect and then wash it off with cold water. This also helps to treat acne and prevents future breakouts. The cleansing properties help clear the skin of impurities. Use these ice cubes daily to get quick results.
We cannot completely prevent the process of ageing but we can surely slow it down by several ways. Appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and ageing symptoms is a biological process, but the UV rays can speed it up. Most of us spend a large amount of money for expensive cosmetics to prevent wrinkles but they don’t give us the desired results. Before the wrinkles snatch the beauty of your face, lets treat them. Using, papaya face pack made with ingredients you probably already have, can help plump your skin, improve blood circulation and brighten the skin.
Mash a papaya in a bowl. Add 4-5 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. You can also add half tablespoon of Chandan (sandalwood). Apply this face pack with gentle massage. Leave it for at least 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Use this face pack at least thrice a week to see noticeable results.
Dry and dull skin is one of the most common problem that can make people feel and look less attractive. The skin is made up of many layers of cells and the top layer is of the dead cells and some of the cells contains oils and fats in them. If these cells become dehydrated then the skin becomes dry. Excessive dry skin or dehydration can make your skin sensitive and can also result in other critical skin diseases like rashes, dry patches, skin allergies and bacterial infections.
To get rid of your dry skin you can use this papaya and banana mask. It moisturizes your skin and gives you the glow and smoothness you were wishing for.
Mash two bananas and a half papaya in a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoon of glycerin or honey in it. Apply this mask at night before going to bed for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water.
These were only few of the many benefits and ways to utilise those benefits of Papaya. This fruit is one of those fruits which are solution to almost all of your skin problems.
If you know about some other benefits of Papaya which we might have missed, do let us know in the comments below.