Papaya is an exotic fruit that has a number of nutrients which are helpful for us. Papaya benefits are world renowned. Apart from including it in your diet and fruit salad, you can prepare homemade papaya face pack or papaya mask for skin to give it the required nourishment. Here are a few face masks which you can use to get a gorgeous skin:
Benefits of papaya
Well, before telling you the the simple ways to make a papaya face mask, let us tell you the benefits of papaya. Papaya is not only good in taste but also comes handy when you want to supply some hydration to your skin. It contains potassium which keeps the skin hydrated by reducing its dullness and dryness. It also contain high amounts of Vitamin A and C which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for premature ageing. The special enzymes present in papaya called papain removes dead cells and the other impurities which might harm the skin. It also unclogs skin pores. It can also be used to heal sun damage or sun tan.
Papaya face mask with honey and lemon
Benefits of this face mask: If you have pimples or acne and you are looking for something that will help you to make them vanish then this mask is for you. Papaya, honey and lemon juice contain antibacterial properties. A clean skin which is bacteria free will obviously not promote acne growth instead will fight against them. Papaya has a deep cleansing effect that leaves the skin looking fresh because there are no more clogged pores.
Honey on the other hand makes the skin soft while hydrating it. It also exfoliates the skin while being mild and preserving the required moisture. It also reduces blemishes and discolorations while providing a smooth texture to the skin. Lemon juice acts as a natural astringent due to which it kills the germs on skin surface. It helps tighten the large pores on skin. It deep cleanses your pores and thus leaves your skin refreshed.
Ingredients: 1/4 ripe papaya, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey
Recipe: First of all, blend papaya into a consistent and fine puree. Add honey and lemon to it to prepare your face mask. Make sure the all the ingredients are in the correct proportion and are mixed well. Using raw honey will be advantageous as processed honey will contain additives which can irritate sensitive skin.
Application: Before applying this face mask to your face do some facial steaming to open your pores. When you will apply the face mask after facial steaming, the nutrients will be absorbed by the skin better gaining the maximum benefits. Keep the mask on your face for 15 minutes and use warm water later on to clean the mask. Finally rinse off your face with cold water.
Papaya mask with banana and cucumber
Benefits of this face mask: This face mask will give a refreshing feeling. Cucumber is really good for pigmentation and it can soothe sun damaged skin. It moisturizes, nourishes and cleanses skin. It also has skin lightening properties that fades blemishes and scars. Moreover, banana will hydrate the rough skin making it soft. It also has the properties of reducing wrinkles. It gives glowing and gorgeous skin.
Ingredients: 1/4 ripe papaya, 1/4 cucumber, 1/2 banana
Recipe: Peel and blend all the given ingredients into a smooth puree.
Application: Now apply the mixture on your face including the area around eyes. Let it be there for 15 minutes. Use warm water to wash the face mask and later on rinse your skin with cold water.
Papaya mask with turmeric powder
Benefits of this face mask: Papaya works to loosen up the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth. Once they become weak they make it easier for the scrub pack to remove the unwanted hair.
Ingredients: half cup of ripe papaya, half teaspoon of turmeric powder
Recipe: Mash the papaya and mix it with the given amount of turmeric. Make sure that the ingredients are well mixed.
Application: Now apply the face mask on the problem area where you have unwanted hair. Let it dry and then slowly scrub the pack off. Use cold water to rinse it. You can apply this mask once in every week. The turmeric has antimicrobial properties which prevents the hair follicles from any sort of infection.
Papaya mask with oranges
Benefits of this face mask: Orange is a powerhouse of antioxidants as it contains Vitamin C which is so much beneficial in improving skin health. It is well suited for oily skin as it acts as a natural astringent which reduces the oil on the face. Orange juice and papaya both can help to lighten the skin tone. So if you want to make your skin a bit lighter both of these can help you in doing so. They work well to reduce blemishes, spots, pigmentation and skin dullness.
Ingredients: A ripe papaya, 5-6 pieces of oranges
Recipe: Take a ripe papaya and chop it into small pieces. You will need a few pieces out of these. The rest can be used to make your tongue buds and tummy happy! Now squeeze out the juice of 5-6 pieces of oranges and mix it with the papaya pieces to prepare the face pack. Make a consistent paste which is smooth and easy to apply.
Application: Use a brush to apply it to your face. Let it be on your face for 15 minutes. Rinse it using cold water later on. You can use this face mask twice a week for better results.
We are sure you that you must be excited to try out these masks for yourself. They are really simple to make and use. Sp, the next time you bring papaya in your house, keep a little of it aside for your skin nourishment face masks. You will remember us when you will get the positive results from these masks.