Of all the types of fruits used in skin care, one of our favorites would have to be the papaya fruit.
The papaya is native to Central America, but is currently cultivated in sub-tropical regions around the world. Inside, the fruit has gorgeous pinkish-orange flesh the color of a brilliant sunset, while the small, round, black seeds in its center resemble caviar or peppercorns.
Many credit papaya with numerous health benefits, from weight loss and acne treatment to immunity and heart health. To learn more about the using papaya in a facial mask, read on.
Removal of Dead Skin: Papaya it is a good source of Vitamin A, papain and chymopapain. These enzymes possess antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, which helps remove damaged keratin proteins without harming healthy tissue.
Improved Acne & Blemish Appearance: Acne & blemishes are caused by an overproduction of oil, which blocks pores with trapped hair and dead skin cells. Because papaya contains the enzymes listed above, however, it is able to clear the pores, allowing the production of new, healthy cells.
Treat Dark Spots: Use of a papaya facial mask can also even out your skin tone, evening dark spots and resulting in clearer, fairer skin.
Tighten Your Skin: Papaya also contains lycopene, with promotes anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. This lessens not only the likelihood of breakouts, but also tightens and clears skin.