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Benefits of Papaya for the Skin

7 Surprising Benefits of Papaya for Healthy, Glowing Skin


Papaya isn’t just a delicious tropical fruit to be enjoyed in the summer months. In fact, papaya is a source of nutrients with a number of health benefits that you can enjoy all year round. Eating papaya which is high in vitamins; A, C and the antioxidant lycopene make your skin look radiant, toned and youthful. The abundance of beta-carotene and plant compounds present in papaya enhances the skin’s glow and complexion. In this blog post discover why you must include papaya as part of your summer skin care routine.

1. Treats dark spots and skin pigmentation

Papaya is a natural ingredient that can minimise scars and uneven pigmentation on the skin which can happen with summer breakouts. The skin lightening properties of the fruit helps rid the appearance of blemishes and dark spots. The enzyme papain in papaya works as a skin exfoliator, removing the dead skin cells that as a result can make the skin lighter in tone. That’s why you’ll love Pure Fiji’s Exfoliating Scrub! A gentle yet thorough manual exfoliant, boosted with papaya and pineapple enzymes, to cleanse without stripping the skin. This scrub gently loosens and dislodges dead skin cells and impurities while helping to even out and brighten skin tone. New skin is immediately hydrated and protected with Pure Fiji’s blend of exotic drift nut oils.

Papain can also remove damaged keratin that can build up on the skin and form small bumps. A 2017 study suggested that papain is a viable treatment for scarring.

2. Moisturising

The rich array of antioxidants and enzymes present in papaya help to treat dry and flaky skin. Applying papaya pulp on your face makes your skin soft and radiant. Here’s a DIY natural remedy you can try in the comfort of your own home.

Papaya and Orange Juice Face Pack for Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 small ripe papaya, cut into pieces
  • 2 - 3 orange slices
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel

Instructions

  • Mix the papaya pieces and aloe vera gel in a bowl and squeeze the juice from the orange slices.
  • Smear an even layer of this paste on to the face and neck after cleansing.
  • Let it stay for 10 minutes, then rinse off with cold water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Why these ingredients work wonders for radiant skin:

  • Papaya: blessed with the goodness of vitamin A and lycopene plus flavonoid antioxidants, this allows papaya to works wonders to brighten dull, lifeless skin and diminish dark spots, suntans and acne scars.
  • Orange: rich in vitamin C, which clears pores of impurities, germs, dirt, grime and pollutants, as well as adding astringent properties to control excess sebum secretions, decrease oiliness and tighten skin.
  • Aloe vera: known for its cooling properties, as well as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial components, aloe vera gel soothes dryness, sunburns and acne to reveal blemish-free, smooth skin.

Alternatively Pure Fiji’s Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque may be a more convenient way to stay consistent with your masking routine because you can use it overnight! This wonderful highly effective papaya fruit enzyme masque treatment gently exfoliates and restores the skin radiance and is enhanced with fresh garden sprout extract to lighten age spots and brighten skin tone. This multi-tasking masque will purify, resurface and rejuvenate skin leaving you with a healthy glow.

3. Anti-aging

Rich in carotenoids, the potent antioxidants in papaya helps fight free radical damage and prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which can tighten the skin and fade away wrinkles.

4. Treats skin diseases

A natural remedy, papaya helps heal scars, burns and skin diseases. Try applying mashed papaya pulp directly on the affected skin area to cure skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis and also prevent itching and reduces redness.

5. A natural cleanser

Papaya contains papain which helps to gently breakdown and digest large proteins that have accumulated on the skin, making it the perfect natural exfoliant for removing damaged skin cells.

That’s why you’ll love Pure Fiji’s Coconut Cleanser with Papaya and Moringa. It’s a luxurious cleanser featuring creamy coconut and purifying moringa oil to gently remove makeup, excess oil and pore-clogging impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. This unique cleanser is boosted with papaya extracts to brighten skin tone while moringa and dilo extracts purify and restore skin to a healthy balance.

6. Stimulates collagen production

Papaya is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that can reduce irregular pigmentation and stimulate collagen production.

7. Acne control

The summer months can absolutely make acne worse. The papain found in papaya is attributed with soothing skin irritations and its anti-inflammatory properties which make it an ideal ingredient for acne and blemish-prone skin. It's natural and effective exfoliating properties brighten the skin by removing dead skin cells and flaky patches on the top layer of your skin.

Summary

There’s no doubt that this miracle ingredient is a must-have during the summer season. The combination of enzymes, phytochemicals and high beta-carotene content will help brighten your skin and aid in repairing it to it’s natural complexion. Now go on and enjoy that papaya!