Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Beauty Benefits of Papaya for Skin And Hair

Papaya is the only fruit that is available all through the year. It is pear-shaped luscious and sweet fruit; the consistency of the pulp will be like soft butter. Usually it will be around 1 pound in weight and 7 inches long. The flesh inside the papaya will be in orange colour with slight shades of yellow or pink.

Not only the Papaya fruit but other parts of it are also very good for skin, hair and health. It contains an enzyme called ‘Papain’ that helps you in digesting proteins easily. It is used as a main ingredient in chewing gums and also used to make dietary supplements. Papaya is a wholesome fruit that offers many benefits for your skin.

Beauty Benefits or Secrets of Papaya

Nourishes skin

Containing Vitamin A and Papain enzyme, papaya helps remove dead skin cells and inactive proteins, thus rejuvenating your skin. It also helps keep your skin hydrated. If you want glowing skin, use papaya-honey mask. Mash half a papaya and mix it with three spoons of honey to make a smooth paste. Apply it gently on your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Natural conditioner

As it is rich in minerals, vitamins and enzymes, papaya acts as a natural conditioner, making your hair softer and smoother. Blend papaya, banana, yoghurt and coconut oil together into a thick paste. Apply it to damp hair. Wrap a towel or use a shower cap for half an hour to generate heat in your scalp. Rinse with warm water.

Face and Leg Skin Whiting

The peel (skin) of the papaya can not only be used on the face, but it should also be used for whitening the skin on your legs.

Skin Exfoliator

It acts as skin exfoliator that cleans the skin and makes it healthy.

Papaya for Dark Spots

Papaya can also be used in treating the dark spots. In order to remove dark spots you have to apply mashed papaya mixed with milk on the affected area. Regular application of papaya will help in toning your skin, improving complexion and also makes your skin glow.

Anti-Aging Papaya

It can be used to tighten your skin, mix mashed papaya, rice flour and honey. Now apply the mixture on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Apply this pack thrice a week for good results.

Fair and Glowing Skin

Mix papaya with honey to make a skin nourishing mask. Smear this mask on your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. This mask makes your skin fair and glowing.

Papaya Vinegar

You can prepare papaya vinegar at home. Cut papaya into thin peels and put 2/3 part of jar with papaya. Cover apple cider vinegar over it. Let it mature for 4 weeks and strain the mixture to get the papaya vinegar. Papaya vinegar is very helpful in treating age spots and sunspots. Papaya vinegar can be a boon to your rough and damaged hair. Mix this vinegar with your regular shampoo to wash your hair or blend it with lemon juice and keep it on the hair 20 minutes before washing off. This mix gives brilliant shine to your hair.

Papaya face mask for Sun tan

Make a paste of papaya mash, yogurt, lemon juice and honey and egg white. Whip all ingredients well and apply on your face for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. This mask brightens the facial complexion and cures the suntan.

Promotes hair growth

According to studies, the nutrients in papaya help prevent balding. Eating the fruit at least thrice a week can help reduce hair thinning.

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