7 Papaya Face Packs For Glowing, Fair, And Smooth Skin February 22, 2017

Papaya has rightly been named as the ‘angel fruit’ due to its versatility and amazing properties. It is a wholesome and nutritive fruit and a rich source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that keep the body’s systems in optimal health. It is not only an excellent aid for digestion, but it is also very beneficial for the skin when used topically in the form of face packs (1).

This article talks about the various face packs that use papaya along with other ingredients to reap the maximum benefits of this versatile fruit. Before we get to the packs, let’s take a look at the benefits of this fruit for the skin.

Benefits Of Using Papaya As A Face Pack

  • The potassium present in papaya hydrates the skin and removes dullness and dryness.
  • Papaya contains high amounts of vitamins A and C. These are antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals that are responsible for premature aging.
  • The flavonoids in papaya help increase the collagen production in the skin, which makes the skin soft, firm, and supple.
  • Ripe papaya contains BHA (or beta hydroxy acid) that acts as a mild exfoliator. It gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells from your face and makes your skin radiant and younger looking. It also clears the dirt and oil that can lead to acne and breakouts on the face.
  • It contains a special enzyme called papain that removes dead cells and other impurities present in the skin. It unclogs pores and removes excess sebum from the skin that may be making it oily and prone to acne.
  • Rich in healing enzymes, papaya can be also used to treat sunburns or soothe irritated skin.
  • Papaya is also used to even the skin tone by reducing dark spots and blemishes on the skin.
  • Since it is an antifungal compound, it can help to treat topical fungal infections.

With such a wide range of benefits, papaya is a fruit you should definitely include in your skin care regimen (2, 3, 4, 5). It is suitable for all skin types. Read on to know how to use this fruit in a face pack for your skin type or to deal with a particular skin issue.

[ Read: Papaya For Skin Care ]

How To Make Papaya Face Pack At Home

  1. Papaya And Honey Face Mask For Dry Skin
  2. Papaya, Honey, And Lemon For Acne
  3. Papaya, Cucumber, And Banana For Soothing Effect
  4. Papaya And Egg White To Tighten Skin Pores
  5. Papaya And Orange Face Pack For Oily Skin
  6. Papaya And Lemon Face Pack For Skin Brightening
  7. Papaya And Turmeric For Unwanted Hair Removal

Papaya Fruit Face Packs For Different Skin Issues

1. Papaya And Honey Face Mask For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup ripe papaya
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Chop the papaya into small pieces and mash them.
  2. Add the milk and honey to the papaya mash. Mix well to obtain a fine paste.
  3. Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  4. Keep it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

Papaya and honey are well known for their hydrating properties. They provide moisture to dry skin, making it soft, supple, and smooth (6). Milk brightens the skin and reduces blemishes and dark spots (7). You will instantly notice the difference as your face will feel very soft and smooth.

Caution

Do not add milk to the face pack if you are allergic to dairy products. Instead, add another tablespoon of honey.

[ Read: Easy Remedies For Dry Skin ]

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2. Papaya, Honey, And Lemon For Acne

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup ripe papaya
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder or Fuller’s earth (optional)
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the papaya into small pieces and mash them.
  2. Add the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Apply this face pack evenly on your face and neck.
  4. Let it dry for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once in every 3-4 days.

Why This Works

While honey nourishes the skin, the enzymes in papaya and lemon juice cleanse the skin, unclog the pores, and also kill the acne-causing microbes. The skin’s pH is also brought under control, and this regulates the oil production (8).

[Read: Reduce Dark Spots On Face ]

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3. Papaya, Cucumber, And Banana For A Soothing Effect

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup ripe papaya pieces
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup ripe banana pieces
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the cucumber into small pieces and blend them with the papaya and banana to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water first and then do a final rinse with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every week.

Why This Works

Cucumber is very hydrating and soothing for the skin. Any inflammations or irritations (like sunburns) are best treated with this pack. Cucumber also evens out the skin tone (9). Banana, on the other hand, contains healthy fats that keep the skin soft and moisturized. It is also a good anti-aging fruit that smoothens out wrinkles and makes the skin firm (10).

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4. Papaya And Egg White To Tighten Skin Pores

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup ripe papaya pieces
  • 1 egg white
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the papaya pieces. Whisk the egg white until it becomes frothy.
  2. Now, mix these two and apply the mixture on your face and neck.
  3. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every week.

Why This Works

Egg white contains skin tightening enzymes that shrink the pores and reduce their appearance. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles are also reduced, and the skin appears taut (11).

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5. Papaya And Orange Face Pack For Oily Skin

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You Will Need
  • A ripe papaya
  • 5-6 pieces of orange
What You Have To Do

1. Chop the ripe papaya into a few pieces.
2. Squeeze out the juice from the orange pieces and add it to the papaya pieces. Mix well and apply to your face.
3. Keep it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a week.

Why This Works

Orange is well suited for oily skin because it works as a natural astringent that reduces the oil on the face (12). Orange juice and papaya also have skin brightening properties. They work well on blemishes, spots, pigmentation, and skin dullness.

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6. Papaya And Lemon Face Pack For Skin Brightening

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You Will Need
  • A few pieces of ripe papaya
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the papaya and add fresh lemon juice to it. Mix well.
  2. Apply this pack on your face and keep it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack 2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Lemon has always been known for its skin brightening and bleaching properties. These properties can be attributed to the mild acids and vitamin C present in it. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that prevents the formation of free radicals that cause aging of the skin (13).

[ Read: Get Rid of White Spots on Skin Naturally ]

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7. Papaya And Turmeric For Unwanted Hair Removal

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup ripe papaya
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the papaya and mix the turmeric powder with it.
  2. Apply this on the problem area and let it dry completely.
  3. Slowly, scrub off the pack once it dries.
  4. Rinse the area with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every week.

Why This Works

The enzymes present in papaya loosen the hair follicles, making it easy to remove the unwanted hair with the scrubbing action used to take off the pack. The turmeric in this mix keeps the follicles from getting infected with its antimicrobial properties (14).

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So, henceforth, when you indulge in this delicious fruit, do not forget to make these quick and effective papaya face packs. Your body as well as your skin will surely thank you.

If you liked this article, you will love our article on fairness tips. Don’t forget to check it out!

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  • Krishna

    Really well written piece. Papaya is a real fruit with positive properties. Having papaya daily also will help us keep our stomach clean. Anybody suffering from constipation can also have it for a clear stomach. It is one of my fav fruits for skin and overall health.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      yeah krishna!!!!! I too agree with you… :) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/bansarimalik/ Bansari

    wow natural face pack!! i guess i’ll give it a try thanks ankita nice article btw krishna i agree with you thanks :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Do try them and share the experience with me bansari!!!!!!!! :) :)

  • neelam

    wow.. nice article.. my favourite fruit does wonders.. i like it.. il try these on my skin too.. thnks for updating me so much about this fruit.. :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you neelam… :)

  • Rashi

    Good work lady! Im sure to try honey and papaya combination!!! i dint kw until now that such a mix could so wonders to the skin!!! glad to read it.. and thnks a tonne for sharing it.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you rashi!!!! happy that you liked it.. :)

  • msd

    for how many days the so prepared packs could be stored and use.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      It is advisable to use it immediately after you prepare it for best results.

  • http://www.gmail.com prashant

    hey nice1, bt can boys use it???

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      yess boys can use it.. :)

  • Lavanya

    Hi can u suggest any other fruit packs too? coz papaya fruit facial gives me pimples.. so i avoid .. can u suggest somethng that wont cause pimples?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      you can use apple face pack or cucumber face pack…

  • Mahes

    Can I use red sandalwood?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      yes surely you can use red sandalwood….

  • msd

    How many times per week would be appropriate to use face pack?

  • Babes

    Hello. Tnx a mil for sharing. Lemon is scarce in Nigeria where I live. The picture of your lemon actually looks more like lime. Can one use lime to replace lemon? Thank you.