Skin Benefits of Papaya

Do you have bad skin and want to do something about it? If you are, you're probably thinking of consulting a dermatologist already. Well, stop that thought for a while. Before spending your money on a dermatologist, you may first try to improve the beauty of your skin with papaya.

You've heard it right. Papaya is a fruit that contains the papain enzyme which is responsible for helping your digestive system come up with regular bowel movement. Aside from that, papain is also responsible for the many benefits that papaya can offer to your skin which includes the following:

Helps heal wounds faster. Adding the flesh parts of a ripe papaya fruit to your wounds will help heal your wounds faster by preventing bacteria to enter the wounds. The papain enzyme also helps in producing the proteins needed to repair the wounds faster. Papain enzymes also make the wound scars to be lighter and smaller.

Repairs damaged skin. Papaya also contains flavonoids and vitamins which act as anti-oxidants that help in repairing skin cells that are damaged exposure to too much sun, chemicals and other skin irritants.

Exfoliates rough skin. When you prepare the papaya flesh into a paste, you can use this paste to exfoliate your skin. The papain enzymes can enhance the shedding of dead skin cells and therefore leaving you with rejuvenated skin.

Moisturizes your skin. The flesh of the papaya has a high concentration of water and essential fats that hydrates and moisturizes your skin making it glow.

Reduces signs of aging. Papain enzymes also increase the development of collagen and elastic fibers in your skin which causes the skins to stretch and reduce wrinkling. This lessens the amounts of wrinkles on your face making you look significantly younger.

Conditions the hair. When prepared as a pulp, papaya can also be used for conditioning the hair.

In order to fully obtain the benefits of papaya for the skin, you should consider the use of papaya with the type of your skin.

Oily skin. If you have oily skin, you should mix the mashed papaya flesh with Fuller's earth or clay so that the clay can absorb the excess oil of your skin. Better yet, remove the excess oil of your skin first before applying the papaya mash for better effectiveness.

Dry skin. If your skin is too dry, you can mix the papaya pulp with either aloe vera or honey to have an additional moisturizing and hydrating effect.

If you have already tried using papaya for your skin and your desired effects are still not visible, you should consult your dermatologist.