Many dermatologists around the globe, especially in Asia, today have recommended the use of natural based skin product instead of chemical based product. Moreover when it comes to your face, that has the most sensitive and visible skin on your body, many people opt for a natural based skincare instead of those that are displayed on the counter in the shopping center.
One of the natural based products that have been widely known for its benefits for our face is papaya. Both ripe and unripe papaya can be a very economical skin care product that has high quality and also easy to find. Its enzyme called papain has tons of benefits for our skin including removing our dead skin cells that can make our skin looks brighter.
Papaya also high in anti-oxidant as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and folate that is good to remove years off of your face
Because of its natural based ingredient, depending on your skin type, applying papaya on daily basis can bring so many benefits for your skin. Be it as face cleanser to face moisturizer. Below are several benefits of applying papaya on your face daily as well as easy recipe that you can make at home.
1.Nourish Your Skin
Just like our body, our skin also needs to eat nutritious food so that it can stay healthy and in good condition. Papaya with its vitamins and minerals mentioned above can provide the nutrition needed for our skin to stay fit.
Mixing papaya with honey to make a natural face mask can make your skin well-nourished so it is ready to face all the roaming toxins it finds daily. All you need to do is just apply it on your face and neck, leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water and wash your face gently with cold water before patting it dry with soft towel.
2.Brighter and Fair Skin
Since the enzyme in papaya called papain possesses the ability to break down certain proteins on your skin, it can enhance the regeneration of your skin cells so your new skin can look brighter and fairer.
Contrasting the huge benefits, the way to achieve it is very easy. All you need to do is rubbing a slice of papaya on your face and neck. You can do it while reading your book or watching your favorite series. Leave it for about 10-15 minutes. Wash it off always with warm water followed then with cold water and always dry your face afterwards.
3.Cleansing Your Face
Sometimes the problem with face cleanser that we find is that it only cleanses your skin on its surface but not deep within. When the pollution and other unseen grime can go deep in your skin, you will surely need a skin cleanser than perform a deep cleansing to your skin.
Combining 2 spoons of honey, ½ spoon of olive oil, ½ spoon of wheat germs and 2 spoon of papaya juice can give you a face cleanser that cleans our skin deep down so it will leave you only with brighter skin.
Who would not want to stop the aging process of their skin? Considering the anti-oxidant that papaya contains due to high level of vitamin A it is one of the best ingredient to make an anti-aging mask.
Ripe papaya, honey and rice flour are needed to make this mask. Mix all the mentioned ingredient until it creates a smooth paste texture before applying it to your face. Leave it dry for 20 minutes and wash it dry. For this particular mask, use it only once every 2 to 3 days for maximum result.
5.Clean Open Pores
People with open pores problem usually also have problem with deep seated dirt on the open pores that can eventually cause pimples or breakouts. Natural scrub usually will help to get rid of the dirt and adding papaya to the scrub will also help to add glow to your skin.
Just mashed ripe papaya, add honey and olive oil to the mixture as well as salt spa. Rub the mixture on your face that has been cleansed and washed before. After that, washed your face again and pat it dry with clean towel.
6.Control Oils on Your Skin
Oily skin can be very disturbing for some people because it than will limit their choice on certain beauty and skin care product. But this papaya pulp mask will be the new friend to your oily skin.
You will need papaya pulp, oatmeal powder and sugar to make the mask. After mixing all the ingredients altogether apply it on your cleansed skin and leave it for a couple of minutes as you would do with other mask. But make sure to never wash your oily face with milk based cleanser as milk tends to add more moisture to your skin, only with warm water and followed by cold water.
7.Removing Sun Spot
Once you are familiar with the above recipe, you can now take it further to make papaya vinegar that can help you remove age spots and sun spots on your skin.
Cut papaya into thin peel and fill 2/3 of a jar with it. Our apple cider vinegar until it covers all the papaya. Let it sit for 4 weeks and after it is mature, you can strain the liquid and filter only the papaya vinegar to be applied on your skin best thrice a week to reduce your spots.
Some would say that it is better not to apply any mask on daily basis to your face especially with ingredients that is high in acid, but you can always consult your dermatologist in regrds to your skin type and decide then what’s best for your skin.