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6 Easy Ways To Use Papaya For Glowing Skin And Long Hair

A wonder fruit for glowing skin and hair.

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We invest a lot in hair and skin products. Creams, serums, moisturizers, face packs, hair masks, and hair spas are all a part of our self-care routine. But unfortunately, these products have a lot of harmful chemicals that can have adverse effects on our skin, hair, and ihealth as well. Well, it’s high time that we make better choices. When it comes to treating our skin, it is best to turn to nature. Fruits are refreshing and contain a variety of nutrients that work wonders for nourishing the skin. So, if you're looking for simple home remedies for glowing skin that looks young and is blemish free, try papaya for skin. Here is a list of homemade papaya packs for face and hair.

Benefits of using papaya for skin

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This wonder fruit has the enzyme papain which exfoliates the skin by unclogging pores and thus keeps acne and dullness away. The vitamin C present in papaya lightens pigmentation and enhances the production of collagen for wrinkle-free skin. All these benefits of applying papaya on the face are sure to give you glowing skin. Now, let us quickly unfold some DIY recipes on how to use papaya on the face.

1. Glowing skin mask

Requirements:

  • Pulp of papaya
  • Honey
  • Turmeric

Procedure:

Mix papaya pulp with 1 tablespoon of honey and a pinch of turmeric. Apply it on a clean face and spread evenly. The anti-inflammatory properties of honey soothe the skin and reduce redness, while curcumin present in turmeric heals sunburn and acne marks. Let this nourishing mask stay on for 20-30 minutes, and then wash off with water to reveal sparkling skin.

2. Skin tightening and anti-wrinkle mask

Requirements:

  • Pulp of papaya
  • Egg white

Procedure:

Thoroughly mix the pulp of papaya with 1 egg white. Vitamins A and C present in papaya prevent ageing, while egg white helps in shrinking pores. Apply this mask on the face and neck and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with water. Enzymes in papaya remove dead skin, thus reducing wrinkles and age spots.

3. Complexion correction mask

Requirements:

  • Pulp of papaya
  • Fresh lemon juice

Procedure:

Add ½ teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to papaya pulp. Mix it well to dissolve any lumps. Apply the mask on a clean, dry face. The hydrating properties of papaya and skin-lightening benefits of lemon make this mask a perfect remedy for hyperpigmentation and dry skin. After 20-25 minutes of application, wash your face thoroughly. 

These are some ways to use papaya for the face. Now, let’s explore what this fruit can do for your hair.

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Benefits of using papaya for hair

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There are many benefits of using papaya for hair. Whether it is dandruff or dull, dry, and damaged hair—a papaya hair mask can come to your rescue. The enzymes present in papaya break down the dead cell layer that gets built up on the scalp and makes your scalp and hair healthier. 

The antioxidants and lycopene present in this fruit aids in nourishment and conditioning, thus making using papaya for hair growth a wise choice.

1. Anti-dandruff mask

Requirements:

  • Pulp of papaya
  • Neem oil
  • Coconut oil

Procedure:

Mix papaya pulp with 1 tablespoon of neem oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply it on damp hair and spread evenly. Papain enzyme controls excessive oil build-up on the scalp, thus preventing dandruff. Linoleic acid in coconut oil moisturizes and soothes while anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties of neem oil cleanse the scalp. Let this protective mask sit in your hair for 35-40 minutes and then wash it off for a dandruff-free mane.

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2. Deep conditioning mask for damaged hair

Requirements:

  • Pulp of papaya
  • Bananas

Procedure:

Blend papaya and banana in your mixer grinder to form a smooth paste. Apply it evenly on your hair, from roots to ends, and wrap a warm towel for better results. The hydrating and nourishing properties of papaya and banana fortify hair strands. Allow this conditioning mask to nourish your hair for 40 minutes and then rinse. Your tresses will be set to do all the talking.

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3. Papaya leaves rinse for hair growth

Requirements:

  • Papaya leaves
  • Water

Procedure:

Chop the papaya leaves and add them to a blender along with a little water.  Churn it to prepare the juice. This extract stimulates hair growth and prevents thinning of hair and balding by removing excess oil and dirt. Leave the extract in your hair for half an hour and then rinse to see magical results.

Hope you will try all these outstanding ways to use papaya for skin and hair, and reap the benefits.

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