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20 Papaya Recipes For Glowing Skin: Masks, Vinegar, And Oil

Papaya Recipes For Glowing, Healthy Skin

Papaya's versatility lends itself to a range of recipes that bust skin problems. The papain in it dissolves dead skin and makes for a good addition to face and body exfoliants to reduce dirt and grime in skin's pores. Add vitamin E oil, honey, and yogurt for a moisturizing face pack. With apple cider vinegar, papaya busts acne. The peel of papaya makes for a good anti-aging ingredient.

Papaya has a natural exfoliating effect due to its enzyme papain which helps clear grime, clears pores, and cleans the skin. It is rich in vivid healthy components that are good for skin care and work to bring you glowing and healthy skin. Loaded with vitamin A, this fruit helps break up the inactive proteins while clearing dead skin cells. Hence, it is used widely in cosmetic and beauty products to improve skin tone and maintain healthy and beautiful skin. If you want the golden papaya glow, try some of these DIY home beauty recipes.

1. Papaya Body Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unripe papaya, diced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Method

  • Blend all ingredients together into a smooth paste and apply it to your face or body.
  • Massage gently onto the skin and let it sit for 15 minutes or longer.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

This vitamin E in this mask helps fade any blemishes and scar tissue, while the plain yogurt and papaya brighten and soften your skin.1 2

2. Papaya Face Mask

The enzyme papain is concentrated just underneath the flesh of the fruit, so either the flesh or the pulp of the fruit can be used as a face pack. Papain can irritate sensitive skin; hence it’s recommended that you remove the face pack immediately if it burns, stings, or reddens your skin.3 The pack should be left on the skin for about 15–30 minutes and repeated once a week.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unripe papaya, diced
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

    The mask will tingle slightly; but if you use ripe papaya instead of green papaya, it will not tingle. However, note that green papaya has more papain.

  • 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method

  • Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Apply the mixture to damp face, massaging it gently.
  • Leave it on for 15–20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water; make sure the final rinse is with cool water.

3. Papaya Spot Remover

Apply a fine paste of raw papaya on the face and allow it to stay for 20–25 minutes. This application gets rid of pimples and blemishes from the skin. Also, place the fleshy side of the papaya skin from a green papaya onto the age spots for a few minutes every day. You can also apply papaya vinegar on the spots.4

4. Papaya Face Exfoliant

Ingredients

  • Handful of green papaya, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Manuka honey
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 capsule flax oil or evening primrose oil

Combine all these ingredients and use them once a week. The combination of lactic acid, l-ascorbic acid, carotenoids, and fatty acids pair with the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide in the honey to make a super vitamin-charged yet light exfoliant. The papain in the green papaya, which dissolves dead skin cells, makes for a good addition to your exfoliant.5

5. Papaya Body Exfoliant

Mash raw papaya and mix it with honey, salt, olive oil and use it to scrub off dead skin on your body with an exfoliant glove.

6. Papaya Peel

The peel of papaya with its antioxidants helps smooth off the wrinkles and other signs of aging. Simply rub the peel, leave it on your skin for 5 minutes, and wash it off. As it has a high alpha-hydroxy acid content, avoid keeping it on your skin for too long. Also, don’t step out into the sun immediately after using papaya peel.6

7. Papaya Heel Crack Healer

To cure cracked sore heels, simply mash the papaya and apply it on the cracked areas of heels before rinsing it off after few minutes.7

8. Papaya Moisturizer

For dry skin problems, apply mashed papaya along with 1 tablespoon of milk cream. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Then rinse away.8

9. Papaya Skin Tightener And Wrinkle Remover

To tighten saggy skin, mix papaya pulp, honey, and rice flour. Apply the mask to the face and allow it to dry. This can be done thrice a week.

Old skin cells make wrinkles deeper. Use a papaya powder face mask to reduce old dead skin cells and to make the skin smoother. You can also apply the fleshy side of the skin from a green papaya.9

10. Papaya Tan Remover

For removal of skin tan or sun burn, cleanse your face first and then apply a thick mixture of papaya pulp, yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and egg white. Let it stay on for 15–20 minutes. Later, rinse off with lukewarm water.

11. Papaya Pimple Remover

For pimple-prone skin, prepare a mask of grated papaya in vinegar and apply. It is also effective for age or liver spots. You can also apply finely ground paste of raw papaya on the face for 25 minutes to help reduce unwanted pimples and other blemishes on the face.10

12. Papaya And Apple Cider Vinegar For Deep Cleansing

If you have enlarged pores, wash your face with diluted papaya vinegar. For deep skin cleansing, apply a papaya mask followed by papaya vinegar, diluted with water in a 1:10 ratio, once a week.11

  • Cut the fruit (with the skin) into thin slices.
  • Fill two-thirds of a glass jar with the papaya.
  • Pour in apple cider vinegar until the papaya is well covered.
  • Let it mature for 4 weeks.
  • Strain out the papaya and the vinegar is ready to use.

13. Papaya Skin Softener

Apply squeezed leaves or the fleshy side of the skin from the green papaya fruit. For hard skin on the foot, use papaya vinegar in foot baths.

14. Papaya Skin Cleanser

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pure honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon wheat germ oil
  • 1 teaspoon papaya juice

Method

  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Wash the skin with warm water.
  • Gently massage the cleanser onto moist skin, then rinse well with water. Apply twice daily.

15. Papaya Skin Toner

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons papaya vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rose water
  • 4 teaspoons lavender water

Method

Mix the ingredients together and use twice daily.

16. Papaya Oil

  • Cut the skin or leaves of a papaya into small pieces.
  • Place them into a pot (do not use an aluminum pot).
  • Add enough extra-virgin olive oil to cover all the pieces.
  • Simmer the oil for 5 minutes, then store the oil and plant parts in a cool place.
  • After 2 days, extract the oil by squeezing the plant parts in a towel.

17. Papaya Moisturizing Oil

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons papaya oil
  • 4 teaspoons calendula oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon rosehip oil

Method

Mix the ingredients together. Gently massage into the skin twice daily.

18. Papaya Fruit Mask

Ingredient

  • 1 teaspoon pure honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 1 teaspoon papaya oil

Method

  • Mix the ingredients together and apply to well-cleansed skin.
  • Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Thoroughly rinse the skin with warm water
  • Apply papaya skin toner and then papaya moisturizing oil.

19. Bath With Papaya

For these recipes, mix all the ingredients together. Add the oils to the bath water after filling the tub to prevent the essential oils from evaporating.

Relaxing Bath

  • 1/2 cup papaya vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon papaya oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil

Pain-Relieving Bath

  • 1/2 cup papaya vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon papaya oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil

Refreshing Bath

  • 1/2 cup papaya vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon papaya oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

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