Beauties of Southeast Asia- particularly Filipino women- swear by papaya to keep their skin glowing and healthy.
Papaya is famous for its incredible skin benefits. The enzymes in papaya are excellent for exfoliation, which make them great for radiant skin and reducing acne scarring. Exfoliating the skin is necessary to keeping your pores clean and your skin looking fresh and young.
Papaya is also effective for reducing freckles, sun spots/brown spots and unsightly tan lines, important for girls looking for an even skintone. It is said that papayas help protect elastin, maintaining the skin’s elasticity and preventing sagging. What’s more, papaya has cleansing antibacterial and wound-healing properties, making it an all-around fabulous natural product to include in your skincare regimen!
When buying fresh papaya, buy and use the fruit before it has ripened- that’s when its healing properties are most potent. To make a papaya face mask, crush the flesh of the papaya and apply it to the skin. Leave on for twenty minutes and wash off.
A very popular papaya skincare product from the Philippines puts the exfoliating properties of papaya in a convenient bar soap form. Likas Papaya Herbal Soap is enriched with papain (the special enzyme in papaya), said to brighten the skin. Look for Likas Papaya Soap at your local Asian grocer; be sure to check for authenticity and freshness. Both women and men have used Likas Papaya Soap to whiten skin, brighten skin, improve discoloration, and treat acne and acne scars!
Papaya is a powerful ingredient to use in skincare, so whether you are using prepared products or the fresh fruit, be sure to test for skin sensitivity before trying.
Have you added papaya to your skincare regimen?