TIMESMALAYSIA, JAKARTA – As a tropical fruit, papaya could be found anywhere in Indonesia. This fruit could even grow in your yard and doesn't need an intensive care. But do you know that it has so much benefits for your skin?
A slice of papaya could fill your daily need of vitamin C. The number of vitamin C contains in this fruit is quite large which will help your skin regenerate each day.
Papaya can improve your complexion courtesy of the active enzymes present in it, like papain. It helps reduce pigmentation and controls acne breakouts and wrinkle formation
For these you only need to mashed the papaya and add it with honey and lemon juice and apply it on your face. You need to apply it for about 30 minutes then rinse it with cold water. Apply this method regularly for the best result.
It could also reduce the dark circle under your eyes. With its natural bleaching agent, green papaya helps erase skin discoloration. For these take 1/4 cup of mashed green papaya and apply it under your eyes for at least 10 minutes then wash it with lukewarm water.
Papaya treats acne and prevents future breakouts as well. Again, the proteolytic enzyme papain makes papaya an effective treatment for acne.
Use the thick and even pulp of a ripe papaya as a face mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash this paste with cold water. With regular application, you will notice a marked difference on your skin. (*)