Papaya or Pawpaw as it is popularly called in certain areas such as Nigeria is a delicious fruit. Aside being delicious, it has amazing benefits for the skin. Which is why it is usually used for skincare products.

It is rich in Magnesium, Potassium, Papain and Vitamins A, C and E.

The flesh of papaya is yellow due to the presence of xanthophyll pigments and carotene; a substance which is also found in carrots. Sometimes, it could be the color red due to lycopene; a red substance found in red colored fruits that possesses strong antioxidant properties.

 Benefits of Papaya
Skin Benefits of Papaya

A ripe papaya fruit has amber to orange skin and is soft to touch. Some ripe papayas may be green on the outside as well. Either way, when implemented into a diet or skin care routine, this juicy fruit which has a slight muskiness to its taste is very “skin-friendly”.

Here’s why;


Many skin care products such as scrubs, masks, soaps and cream contain papaya extract because of its amazing skin lightening properties. Papain in Papaya is a healing enzyme that evens skin tone and lightens dark areas. So, those hyper pigmented areas such as armpits, knees, etc. can return to their even tone with consistent use of papaya.


Remember we said papain has healing properties? Papaya also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. All these combined are effective in fighting against skin infections like eczema, warts, psoriasis, skin ulcers, ringworm, etc.

 Benefits of Papaya
Fresh papaya


As stated earlier, papaya contains papain an enzyme which also increases skin hydration hence, preventing the skin from drying out. The antioxidants present in this fruit reduces wrinkles, crinkles and other aging lines on the face especially around the corners of the eyes and mouth.


Unripe papaya has high amounts of papain chemical which is extraordinary for recuperating and relieving your skin. That is really all a delicate skin needs. Just apply mashed unripe papaya on the skin surface. In the event that you’re susceptible, it’s advisable to use the ripe papaya instead. In place of astringent, it can be used to soothe wounds, cuts and burns.


 Benefits of Papaya
Benefits of Papaya

After reading this – don’t contemplate it – go ahead and include papaya in your diet and skin regime. Have it as a healthy snack or ground it and apply directly on your skin. Do this and include essential oils in your routine for the glowing smooth skin you so desire.

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