We all know that there are a lot of fruits out there that can make our skin look healthy, flawless and wrinkle-free. Papaya is one of them. They are filled with health benefits as well as beauty benefits which makes them an ideal beauty ingredient to add to our weekly regimen.
Papaya Skin Benefits
You all must be wondering what makes papaya so remarkable for skin? Papaya possesses good antioxidant properties; it is high in vitamin C that can brighten and lighten the skin tone and comprises an enzyme called papain that is beneficial to overall skin health.
This papain promotes healing of the skin, enhances the secretion of good collagen (which is a primary skin component that keeps the skin younger-looking), helps to reduce wrinkles, and increases skin hydration. In addition, papaya contains carotenoids that combat free radicals, break down bad collagen and elastin, thus tightening loose, wrinkled skin. Other antioxidants in papaya remove dead skin, help in giving a natural shine and better texture to your skin.
Because of all of the above benefits, papaya extract is so popular among the beauty industry and is often present as one of the key ingredients in several skincare items. However, if you don’t want to spend loads of money on a skincare product, try making this DIY papaya face mask at home to combat facial wrinkles.
Here is an easy DIY papaya face mask for every skin type:
- ½ of fresh papaya
- 1 tbsp yoghurt
- 1 tbsp white tea (brewed and cooled)
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg
- Blend them to form a smooth paste.
Apply the paste to a clean face and neck. Relax for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.