Papaya that carries Latin name Carica Papaya is a fruit that originate in Central America and Northern Mexico. Christoper Colombus has given a very beautiful name to this fruit that is Fruits of The Angel. It is probably because of its sweetness and buttery texture that melts in your mouth.
Today, many studies have found that not only delicious in taste, but papaya also consists of bunch of other goodness such as high level of fiber, papain enzyme, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, bioflavonoids and potassium. All of that mineral can bring benefit to your body and health
This article will highlight numbers of benefits that papaya can have for your skin in particular.
1.Keep the Moist of Your Skin
You may live in tropical countries that have high level of humidity yet dry skin is a problem that can be found anywhere in the world. It can be caused by simple using the wrong soap, or itchy clothing, or for those who live in a cooler country, the nice long bath you have can also causes your skin to dry out. But the most common mistake that can cause dry skin is using the wrong moisturizer.
But it is always good to know that you can always make your own home remedy for you dry skin problem. Combine honey and mashed papaya in a bowl with 1:1 ratio make one portion that is enough for all of your dry skin area. Apply it and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it.
2.Reduce Pigmentation of Your Skin
Having acne on your skin is one thing, but removing its scar and blemish can be another problem for many people. Other than all the vitamins and mineral that are mentioned at the beginning of this article, papaya also contains of beta-carotene and phytochemicals that can fade the blemish on your skin. In addition to that, the papain and the alpha – hydroxy acid can break certain proteins on your skin so it can exfoliate dead skin cells that by the end of the day can make your skin look brighter.
All you need is just one table spoon of papaya juice and cotton balls. Patting a soaked cotton ball with papaya juice to your blemish area and leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing it with cold water. Repeat daily for maximum result.
3.Reduce the Sign of Aging from Your Skin
Finding wrinkles at the corner of your eyes in the morning might ruin your mood for the entire day. Today many skin care brands have released a Retin-A based product that is actually a form of vitamin A that allows our skin to renew itself, however some might find a significant side effect caused by using the product on the long run.
Fortunately, papaya peel has been found as one of natural ways to reduce wrinkle on your skin that is as effective as Retin-A product as it also contains of enzyme that can remove dead cells from the surface of your skin. Only it is easier to make. You just need peeled papaya and rub it on your face and neck for about 20 minutes and then rinse it with cold water.
4.Reduce the Dark Circle Around Your Eyes
Dark circle around a panda’s eyes might look cute, but if it appears around our eyes that might not be the cutest thing we can be proud of. Exhaustion or lack of sleep might cause it to happen. Concealer might hide it for a little bit but green papaya mask can help to reduce them in a longer time as it is one of the best bleaching agent and can help your sin not to discolor.
¼ cup of mashed green papaya will be the hero of this mask. Rub it gently around your eyes and leave it for at least 10 minutes before giving it another round of gentle rub. End the treatment with warm water to rinse it and repeat it daily for a maximum result.
5.Treatment for Eczema and Melisma
Some studies have shown that the papain enzyme in papaya can help treating burnt skin, scars, and other skin disease including eczema and melisma. This is due to the ability of papain to exfoliate the dead skin cells so it allows new skin cells to grow and it enhance the cleansing of the skin tone.
Apply mashed ripe papaya on the infected area daily to prevent itching and redness as well as irritation on your skin. Both ripe and unripe mashed papaya that is applied on skin that is infected with melisma will help the skin to be supple.
6.Reduce Acne Breakout
Acne breakout is a nightmare for most of people. But the proteolytic enzyme found in papaya can help us to cure should we experience acne breakout. Not only the flesh, but papaya leaf and its seed also can help to treat acne breakout.
Apply ripe papaya pulp on your skin as a mask and leave it for 20 minutes. Again, rinse it with cold water. Apply the mask regularly to have a noticeable result.
The above recommendation is not only for your face, it can also be applied on other part of your body’s skin that has certain problem. However, consuming the right diet and using sun screen before going out can also help to maintain your skin’s health.