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The Benefits Of Papaya For Your Skin

We all know that eating healthy plays an important role in skincare. Most of the time, the food that we eat can either benefit or ruin the appearance of our skin. Papaya is a skin-loving fruit which may be the key ingredient your daily regime needs for that youthful glow. Not only is it packed with a powerhouse full of nutrients, but there are also many benefits of papaya for your skin, guaranteed to make you feel beautiful and confident.

Papaya has many health benefits as it is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K. While some might not want to eat papaya regularly, it can be used to your skin and hair’s advantage instead. This is why you will find papaya oil in numerous beauty and hair care products.

They say that nature is medicine, and it’s no wonder papaya is a popular natural ingredient to add to the health and maintenance of your skin. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which exfoliates, removes dead skin cells, and gently cleanses your skin for that show-stopping glow.

If you’re looking to add papaya to your regime, here are some ways in which papaya can benefit your skin to improve and even out your complexion:

 

Natural Exfoliator

Did you know that using the papaya peel leaves your skin reaping the full benefits of this nutritional fruit? By rubbing the papaya peel gently over your face, you are naturally exfoliating your skin which helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

You can also extract the fruit of the pulp and create your own homemade face or body scrub. Smash about two tablespoons of papaya, one tablespoon of coconut oil and two tablespoons of brown sugar together. Gently rub this over your face or body in circular motions.

 

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Skin Moisturiser

There’s nothing worse than dry, dull and flaky skin. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to add moisture back into your skin, you may be simply overlooking this fruit. The antioxidants and enzymes present in papaya leave your skin looking soft and supple.

Body creams and lotions infused with papaya oil are excellent in restoring the moisture your skin is lacking. Dawn’s Tropical Cream & Papaya Oil Body Lotion brings your skin back to life. It contains all the nourishing properties of papaya in one convenient bottle.

 

Treats Skin Pigmentation

Is there anything this miracle fruit cannot do? Papain, the enzyme present in papaya, assists in getting rid of blemishes and uneven skin pigmentation. It also has properties which can make your facial complexion appear even and brighter in tone. Another ingredient that also plays an important role in healing scars and reducing certain skin conditions is argan oil. Regular application makes a huge difference in healing your skin.

Scars can also be made less visible by regularly applying raw papaya or body lotions  infused with papaya oil onto your skin. Generously applying Dawn’s Tropical Cream and Papaya Oil Body Lotion is your secret weapon to even skin tone.

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Controls Acne and Breakouts

One of the main reasons for skin breakouts are clogged pores and accumulated dead skin cells. Your skin is not dirty, your pores just need a little unclogging. Papaya’s enzymes decrease inflammation and remove those pesky dead skin cells that clog your pores.

But important to remember that washing your face with papaya soap can have some side effects. If you experience bumps, swelling, redness or continuous itching, you should stop using it immediately. If you think you might be allergic to papaya or latex, it’s best to avoid papaya soap altogether and find another skin-loving alternative. 

 

Anti-Aging Effects

Want to look like you’re 10 years younger? Papaya is incredibly rich in carotenoids which are antioxidants that help prevent the breakdown of collagen in your body. After 25, your body stops producing collagen naturally, so including papaya in your diet and beauty routine benefits in tightening your skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

There are many benefits papaya has on your skin. From helping to control acne and removing dead skin cells to rejuvenating your skin, there’s nothing this yummy fruit cannot do. Get that natural and beautiful glow with Dawn. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay on top of our latest skin care products and tips.