Most of us have some skin issues, like dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, acne-prone, blemishes, pigmentation, enlarged pores, dark spots and so on. Who does not DESIRE a perfect smooth and glowing skin. I came across a few tips on how to use to make face mask with papaya for smooth and glowing skin and would like to share the same with you all. Do read on for details on how to make papaya face masks at home.
Benefits of Using Papaya in Face Mask:
Papaya has amazing properties. Rich in nutrients, vitamins A and C and minerals. The potassium present in papaya hydrates skin, removes dullness and dryness. Antioxidants help reduce formation of free radicals responsible for premature ageing. Flavonoids help increase collagen production in the skin, making skin younger, smoother and softer. Ripe papaya contains BHA (beta hydroxy acid),which acts as a mild exfoliator. It gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells and gives way to new younger looking skin. Helps clear dirt and grime, which can cause acne and breakouts. Papaya contains a special enzyme called papain, which helps remove dead cells and other impurities present in the skin. It unclogs pores and removes excess sebum from the skin, which makes skin oily and prone to acne. Rich in healing enzymes, papaya can be also used to treat sunburns and soothe irritated skin. Papaya is useful to even skin tone by reducing dark spots and blemishes on the skin. Suitable for all skin types, very beneficial for the skin when used topically in the form of face mask.
Amazing Papaya Face Masks for Smooth and Glowing Skin
1. Papaya and Milk Face Mask:
If you have dry and pigmented skin, try this mask.Take four to six cubes of ripe papaya and mash into a paste. Add three to four spoons of raw cow milk and mix well to form a smooth paste. Apply this mask on a cleansed skin. Leave it for fifteen minutes and then using your damp hands start rubbing slowly and massaging in circular motions for a minute or two. Rinse nicely with water. However, if your skin is extremely dry or damaged you can opt for full cream milk.Raw milk has natural properties that help in lightening excess pigmentation on the skin. The nutrients present in milk also help in hydrating and nourishing the skin. Apply this mask once or twice a week. Makes skin fairer, brighter and gives a natural glow. However, if your skin is allergic to dairy products, you can skip this mask.
2. Papaya and Honey Face Mask:
Honey is a natural humectant and healer. Has mild bleaching and antibacterial properties.Clears your skin, making it smooth, fair and glow. Take four to six cubes of ripe papaya and mash to make a smooth paste. Add two spoons of honey to it and mix well. Apply the mask on your face. Leave it for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. You can apply this mask once or twice a week. This mask made from papaya and honey will give you a clear, smooth and glowing skin.
3. Papaya and Aloe Vera Face Pack:
Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin E and has skin nourishing nutrients. It can heal and restore damaged skin. To prepare this mask, take two spoons of aloe vera gel (prepared from aloe vera leaves) and mix it with two spoons of ripe papaya paste. Apply this mask on your face. Leave it for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rub your face lightly with damp hands and finally wash off with water and pat dry. Keeps your skin hydrated, heals and restores damaged skin.
4. Papaya, Cream and Honey Face Mask:
If you have extra dry skin, blemishes and dark spots you can try this hydrating mask. Take four to six cubes of ripe papaya and mash them nicely to make a paste. Add one spoon fresh cream and one spoon honey to this paste. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face. Leave it for fifteen minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.Apply this mask once a week. Honey hydrates and provides moisture to dry skin, making it soft and supple and glow. Fresh cream brightens your skin and reduces blemishes and dark spots. Your facial skin will glow and feel smooth to touch. However, if your skin is allergic to dairy products, you can skip adding fresh cream. Substitute it with one more tablespoon of honey.
5. Papaya, Banana and Cucumber Face Mask:
If you have skin inflammation and irritation, you can try this soothing mask. Blend one fourth papaya, half cucumber and half banana together to form a smooth paste. Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for fifteen minutes. Rinse with water. Apply this mask once a week. Cucumber hydrates and soothes your skin. If you have skin inflammations or sun burn irritation, this pack will calm and soothe your skin. Cucumber evens out skin tone. Banana contains healthy fats that keep the skin soft and moisturised. It is also a good anti-ageing fruit that smoothens out wrinkles and makes your skin firm.
6. Papaya, Cucumber and Lemon Juice Mask:
If you have pimples and acne and your skin is inflamed, you can try this mask. Cucumber is very soothing for the skin and it helps in reducing the redness as well as the inflammation of pimples and acne. Lemon juice works as an astringent and helps in healing acne quickly. To prepare this mask use raw papaya. Take four cubes of raw papaya and blend to make a paste. Grate half cucumber and squeeze out the juice. Add three spoons of cucumber, juice and one spoon lemon juice to the raw papaya paste. Mix thoroughly to make a smooth paste. Apply it directly to the acne affected skin and leave it for ten minutes. Rinse nicely. However, if you have sensitive and dry skin which is intolerant to lemon, do not try this mask.
7. Papaya, Honey and Lemon Face Mask:
If you have oily, acne-prone skin or breakouts on your face, you can try this cleansing mask. Take four cubes of ripe papaya and mash them nicely to make a paste. Add one spoon honey, one spoon lemon juice and one spoon sandalwood powder or fuller’s earth (multani mitti). Mix all the ingredients well, to make a soft paste. Apply this mask evenly on your face. Let it dry and rinse it with water. Apply this mask twice a week. Honey nourishes your skin, enzymes in papaya and lemon juice cleanses your skin, unclogs pores and kills acne-causing microbes. Helps control your skin’s pH balance and controls sebum production. This helps regulate the oil production in your skin. Sensitive skin types can skip this mask, if your sensitive skin is intolerant to lemon juice.
8. Papaya and Tomato Face Mask:
If you have combination skin or tanned skin, you can try this mask. Blend four cubes of ripe papaya and one tomato to make a smooth paste. Massage this mask on your face. Leave it on for fifteen minutes and then rinse thoroughly with water. Tomato has lycopene, an effective antioxidant and works best for removing tan. You can apply this mask once or twice a week.
9. Papaya and Egg White Face Mask:
If you have enlarged pores, you can try this pore tightening mask. Mash six cubes of ripe papaya. Take one egg white, whisk it nicely. Mix both well to make a paste. Apply this mask on your face. After fifteen minutes rinse it well with lukewarm water. Apply this mask once a week. Egg white contains skin tightening enzymes that shrinks the pores and minimises their appearance. This mask also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin feels firmer and younger.
10. Papaya and Orange Face Mask:
If you have oily skin, you can try this face mask.Take six cubes of ripe papaya and mash it well to make a paste. Squeeze juice from six pieces of orange and add it to the mashed papaya. Mix it thoroughly and apply this mask to your face. Leave it on for around fifteen minutes. Rinse off with water. Apply this mask twice a week. Orange is well suited for oily skin, it works as a natural astringent and helps reduce oil on the face. Orange juice and papaya both have skin brightening properties. This will reduce blemishes, spots, pigmentation and brighten your skin. Sensitive skin types, can do a test patch before applying all over the face.
11. Papaya And Lemon Face Mask:
You can try this skin brightening mask. Take six cubes of ripe papaya and mash it well. To this add one teaspoon lemon juice. Mix both well to make a paste. Apply this mask on your face and keep it on for 10 minutes, not more. Rinse with water.Apply this mask twice a week.Lemon is known for its skin brightening and bleaching properties, due to acids and vitamin C present in it.Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that prevents the formation of free radicals that cause skin ageing.Sensitive skin types can skip this mask, if your sensitive skin is intolerant to lemon juice.
12. Papaya And Turmeric Face Mask:
If you want to opt for a natural remedy to remove unwanted hair from your facial skin, you can try this mask. Mash four cubes of papaya to make a paste. To this add half teaspoon turmeric powder. Mix both well to make a paste. Apply this paste only on the area where hair grows. Let it dry completely. Then mildly and slowly scrub off the mask. Don’t be harsh. Rinse that area with cold water. Apply ice if necessary. You can try this once a week or once in two weeks. The enzymes present in papaya loosen the hair follicles, making it easy to remove unwanted hair with the scrubbing action used to take off the mask. Turmeric keeps the follicles from getting infected with antimicrobial properties. Sensitive skin types can skip this mask, especially if your skin is intolerant to turmeric.
Hope the above compilation is helpful to you all. Thanks for reading!
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