The Miracle Fruit

Papaya - the secret ingredient in skincare products

The fruit papaya is a delicious one, and very versatile too, perfect in salads or desserts or simply eaten on its own. But its uses don’t stop there. Papaya can be used to clear skin from blemishes and spots as well. In fact, many dermatological creams use this special ingredient to make their product more effective.

Papaya is rich in papain and vitamin A. It is also filled with antioxidants which help clear the skin and get rid of the dirt that can clog your pores, thus causing spots. In addition, papaya is very low in sodium, so it does not dry out the skin unlike many other fruits. Lastly, the enzyme papain acts as a powerful exfoliator, and dissolves inactive proteins and dead cells that can also block pores.

Papaya also gets rid of pigment. Being high in vitamin C and lycopene, papaya is very effective when it comes to getting rid of dark circles and uneven pigmentation.

As well as this, papaya is a wonderful hair care product. While putting fruit in hair may seem odd, it is often used to remedy dry hair and exfoliate the scalp due to its abundance of cleansing acids. As well as this, papaya is used on thin hair. Its surplus of minerals and vitamins act as a natural conditioner, making hair thicker and softer. The seeds also act in much the same way.

Anika, LV