Papaya is such a nutritious fruit, everything associated to papaya has some or the other health benefits. Papaya has been used since ages in the skincare regime. In fact, many anti-ageing products have papaya as an active ingredient in them.
Papaya is overly-blessed with antioxidants which are known to slow down the ageing of the skin. we’ve already discussed some DIY methods to use the papaya pulp for beauty. In this post, we will tell you how to use the papaya seeds for your beauty. So, the next time you eat papaya, don’t toss away the seeds in the bin.
You can use the papaya seeds to make a DIY face mask for glowing and smooth skin.
To prepare this face mask, you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp. ripe papaya
- 1-2 tbsp. papaya seeds
- ½-1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 2 vitamin C capsules (optional)
This recipe is totally organic. The ingredients in the pack might cause a tingling sensation on your skin. It’s just the Alpha Hydroxy Acids doing its work.
Collect all the ingredients mentioned in the above list (except the coconut oil) and add it to a blender. Blend it to make a paste like a rough sand. Add the coconut oil to the mixture and apply it on your face, neck and chest. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes. It will cause the burning sensation. Rinse off the pack with warm water and pat dry with a washcloth. Apply a layer of coconut oil on your face.
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Benefits of Papaya Seeds Face Mask
Papaya seeds, just like papaya fruit have many skincare benefits. Papaya is rich in papain which is known for exfoliating the skin. It breaks down the upper layers of dead skin cells. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and the pore size. The coconut oil in the mask will moisturize your skin.
Papaya is also rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is an excellent antioxidant. It plumps and smoothens the skin. The low sodium in papaya is responsible for its moisturizing properties. It hydrates your skin and retains the elasticity of the collagen and elastin fibres. The mask might burn a little, but don’t worry, it is completely normal. The enzymes in the papaya seeds cause the burning sensation. If the burning is intolerable, then take off the mask immediately.