Papaya: DIY Shower Cream, Oils, Vinegar and Masks

Papaya Masks, Oil And Vinegar For Glowing Skin

Papaya Masks, Oil And Vinegar For Glowing Skin

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Papaya has a natural exfoliating effect due to its enzyme ‘papain’ which helps clear grime, clear pores and clean your skin. It is rich in vivid healthy components that are good for skin care and works to bring you glowing and healthy skin. Loaded with Vitamin A, this fruit helps in breaking up of 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.

How To Make Papaya Vinegar

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 four weeks. Strain out the papaya and the vinegar is ready to use.

How To Make Papaya Oil

Cut the skin or leaves of a papaya into small pieces and 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 five minutes, then store the oil and plant parts in a cool place. After two days, extract the oil by squeezing the plant parts in a towel.

Papaya Beauty Recipes

1. Papaya Body Mask

You will need:
.1 cup unripe papaya, diced
.1 teaspoon honey
.1 teaspoon plain yogurt
.1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Blend all ingredients together into a smooth paste and apply it to your face or body. Massage gently into the skin and let it sit for 15 minutes or longer. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
This vitamin E in this mask helps to fade any blemishes and scar tissue, while the plain yogurt and papaya brighten and soften your skin.

2. Papaya Face Mask

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

You will need:
.1 cup unripe papaya, diced
.1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
.1-teaspoon plain yogurt
.1-teaspoon honey

Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add the mixture to damp face massaging in gently. Leave it on for 15- 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water; make sure the final rinse is with cool water.
The mask will tingle slightly; but if you use ripe papaya instead of green papaya it will not tingle. However, green papaya has more of the papain action that you want to even out the skin tone and lighten dark spots.

3. Clearing Blemishes

Apply a fine paste of raw papaya on the face and allow it to stay for 20-25 minutes. This application gets rid of the pimples and any blemishes from the skin.

4. Papaya Face Exfoliant

You will need:
.Handful of papaya, mashed
.1 tsp. Manuka honey
.2 tbs. plain yogurt
.1 capsule flax oil or evening primrose oil

Combine all of them 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 exfoliator.

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 a exfoliant glove.

6. Papaya Peel

The peel of Papaya (outer-skin), due to its anti-oxidant element, helps in smoothing off the wrinkles and other signs of aging. Simply rub the peel, leave it on skin for five minutes, and wash it off. As it has high Alfa-Hydroxyl Acid content, regular application should be avoided.

7. For Smooth Heels

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.

8. For Dry Skin

For dry skin problems, apply mashed papaya along with one tbsp of milk cream. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse.

9. Tighten Saggy Skin

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.

10. Removal of Skin Tan

For removal of skin tan or sun burn, cleanse your face first and then make a thick mixture of papaya pulp, yogurt, honey, lemon juice and egg white. Apply this mask to the face for 15-20 minutes. Later, rinse off with lukewarm water.

11. Pimple Free Skin

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.

12. Reduce Age Spots

Place the fleshy side of the papaya skin from a mature green papaya onto the age spots for a few minutes every day.

13. To Reduce Enlarged Pores

Wash face with diluted papaya vinegar.

14. Deep skin cleansing

For deep skin cleansing, apply a papaya mask followed by an application of papaya vinegar weekly, diluted with water in a 1:10 ratio.

15. To Soften Hard Skin

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.

16. Reduce Sunspots

Apply the fleshy side of the skin from a green fruit to the spots. You can also apply papaya vinegar to the spots.

17. Reduce Wrinkles

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.

15. Papaya Skin Cleanser

You will need
.3 Tbsp (45 mL) pure honey
.1/2 tsp (2 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
.1/2 tsp (2 mL) wheat germ oil
.1 tsp (5 mL) papaya juice

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.

16. Papaya Skin Toner

You will need
.2 tsp (10 mL) papaya vinegar
.1/4 cup (60 mL) rose water
.4 tsp (20 mL) lavender water

Mix the ingredients together and use twice daily.

17. Papaya Moisturizing Oil

You will need
.2 Tbsp (30 mL) papaya oil
.4 tsp (20 mL) calendula oil
.1 tsp (5 mL) almond oil
.1 tsp (5 mL) rosehip oil

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

18. Papaya Fruit Mask

You will need
1 tsp (5 mL) pure honey
1 egg
1 tsp (5 mL) cream
1 tsp (5 mL) papaya oil

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. Treating Dark Spots

The application of mashed and uneaten papaya with or without milk on your face can help in removing the dark spots and evens out the skin tone which results in glowing skin. In order to remove dark spots you have to apply mashed papaya mixed with milk on the affected area.

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 (125 mL) papaya vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) papaya oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops cedarwood essential oil

This is a good anti-stress bath and it nourishes the skin.

Pain-Relieving Bath

1/2 cup (125 mL) papaya vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) papaya oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops rosemary essential oil

This bath is excellent for muscle relaxation.

Refreshing Bath

1/2 cup (125 mL) papaya vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) papaya oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops orange essential oil

This bath will leave you invigorated and refreshed.


Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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