Papaya, a juicy fruit, has several health benefits. It is also helpful in treating dry skin, acne, irritation, tight pores, oily skin, and more. But, how to use it on the skin to enjoy these benefits?
Read this article to know how to do a papaya facial at home and get bright and glowing skin.
There are many ways to do papaya facials. Let us see each one of them one by one to help you do your own natural homemade facial using papaya.
Benefits of Papaya Facial for Skin
Papaya is rich in antioxidants and vitamins like A, C, and E. It also has enzymes papain and chymopapain, which help decrease inflammation and keep your skin healthy. The alpha-hydroxy acids in papaya are excellent for reducing aging signs like pigmentations and wrinkles.
Dead skin cells clog your skin pores. And papaya helps exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells, reducing acne and breakouts. Also, papain in papaya removes the damaged keratin in your skin as damaged keratin causes various skin problems.
Papaya facial will soothe your skin, hydrate dry skin, and improve skin tone. You can do a papaya facial twice a week at home. But, how to do it? And what are the proper steps to do a papaya facial? Read on! And know the procedure of a papaya facial step by step and ingredients to mix with papaya for every step.
Step By Step Papaya Facial
Why go to a salon for expensive fruit facials when you can easily do it at home in five simple steps in an hour or less? And papaya, one of the most nutritional fruits with lots of benefits for your skin, is good for fruit facials at home. It will improve your skin texture, giving you healthy and glowing skin. So, let’s see how to do a papaya facial at home stepwise!
1. Papaya Cleansing
Cleaning is the foremost step and extremely necessary to prevent skin issues and keep your skin healthy. Cleansing will help you get rid of excessively oily skin, dead skin cells, and dirt you carry all day long. A daily clean-up can keep your skin hydrated. And if you use papaya to clean up your face, it will provide you with many other skin benefits along with cleaning up.
To make a clean-up mixture using papaya, add 1 tbsp rose water and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice to 1 tbsp papaya puree (mash papaya into a paste). Or, just add 1 tbsp milk powder to 2 tbsp papaya puree. You can also use 1 tbsp raw milk instead of milk powder. The lactic acid in milk and skin-cleansing properties of papaya will help cleanse your skin.
Massage the paste on your skin with fingertips for 2 to 3 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. This mixture will also mildly exfoliate your skin because of the lactic acid in milk.
2. Papaya Scrubber
A scrub is necessary as it helps exfoliate your skin, removing damaged and dead skin cells, which help the skin resurfacing process. This step rejuvenates your skin, reducing scars and patches. And if you make a papaya scrubber, the fruit enzymes in it will help your skin regenerate new cells. The seeds of papaya are also good to use as a scrubber.
Add 1 tbsp sugar to 1 tbsp papaya pulp to make a papaya scrub. You can also add 1 tbsp rice flour to it and increase the quantity of papaya pulp to 2 tbsp. Or, only add 1 tbsp rice flour to 1 tbsp mashed papaya. Gently scrub any paste on your face for 3 to 5 minutes. Scrub more on the area of blackheads and whiteheads to remove them. And then rinse off your face with lukewarm water.
Sugar granules are great exfoliators, bringing a glow to your skin. And rice flour has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it gives you gentle exfoliation without causing any tears. Rice flour also helps absorb the excess oil on the skin.
This step doesn’t include papaya, but it is essential for facials. It opens up your skin pores and helps deep cleansing. Steam on the face also reduces blackheads and pigmentations and promotes blood circulation. It will help reduce your tired and dull look by relaxing your skin.
To steam your face, either take a bowl of hot water and bend your face on it to let steam touch your skin. Do not get too close and cover your head with a towel. Or, dip a towel or cloth into the hot water and wring out the excess water from the wet towel. And dap the wet towel on the skin or simply place it on the face for a few minutes and move forward for the next step.
4. Papaya Moisturizer
Moisturizing after taking steam becomes essential to lock the moisture into the skin. It will keep your skin hydrated and protect you from environmental damages, acting as a barrier. If you do not moisturize your skin, you may see early aging signs, and your skin will become dry because of dehydration.
So, make a papaya moisturizer or cream using a tbsp papaya paste, some natural fresh cream or raw milk, and a few drops of honey. Or make a paste of 1 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel, and 2 tbsp papaya paste. You can also use all the ingredients together by adding 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp aloe gel, and 1/2 tsp fresh cream or coconut oil to 1 tbsp papaya puree. Apply any mash of your choice to the face and massage for 8 to 10 minutes, and then wash off.
Papain in papaya moisturizes skin, promoting the secretion of collagen. And humectants in Aloe Vera and honey are also good for keeping your skin moisturized as they stimulate collagen and elastin fibers.
5. Papaya Face Mask
The face pack is the last step of a papaya facial. It is an essential step to seal the moisture and cleanse and tone your skin. It makes your skin feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The natural ingredients of your face pack will provide essential nutrients to your skin, keeping it nourished all day long and healthy. You can apply fruit masks daily or twice a week.
To make a face pack at home using papaya, mix 1 tbsp yogurt, 1 tbsp gram flour, and 1 tbsp papaya pulp. Or add 1 and a 1/2 tbsp Multani Mitti to 2 to 3 tbsp papaya puree and make a thick paste to let it stick on the face as a mask. You can also make a paste of 1 tbsp each of papaya puree, cucumber juice, mashed banana, and lemon juice, or add 1 tsp each of honey and lemon juice to 2 tbsp papaya puree.
Let the pack dry on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash away. Papaya will work as an anti-aging mask by reducing all the early aging signs, and gram flour will help you bring back your youthful glow. The absorbent properties of Multani mitti will help absorb excess oil and soothe inflamed skin, and cucumber will soothe, heal and hydrate your dry skin. So, you can choose either of any paste according to your skin type.
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Papaya is high in antioxidants and has essential vitamins (A, E, C), enzymes papain, and chymopapain, which are beneficial for your skin. It keeps your skin healthy and reduces inflammation.
The 5 basic steps to apply a papaya facial at home would be cleansing, scrubbing, steaming, moisturizing, and applying a face mask. Each step except steaming will include papaya as the main ingredient.
So, please read the complete article to learn about the making of the mix. And apply on your face to enjoy the benefits of the nutritional fruit, papaya. Also, do not forget to share your experience with us in the comment section below of trying papaya facial.