Papaya is not just delicious but is also good for skin because of the number of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes etc. present in it
Wonders of Papaya
Papaya is a wonderful fruit that helps our skin in many ways. It is a good source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant that fights with the free radicals of our body and prevents them from damaging our body cells (including the skin cells). This helps in removing impurities out of our skin and being natural bleach, papaya helps in improving our skin complexion. As papaya fights with the free radicals, so it also helps to fight premature ageing and help in regaining the lost glow of our skin.
Keeps Our Skin Hydrated
Water plays an important role in keeping our skin healthy as it moisturizes it, keep it hydrated and at the same time it also helps in the removal of impurities out of our skin. About 80 percent of papaya’s weight is water and this makes it an excellent fruit for keeping our skin hydrated.
Protects From Premature Ageing
Papaya is a good source of compounds like vitamin C and vitamin E, and the alpha hydroxyl acid. These compounds play an important role in protecting our skin from the signs of premature ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots etc. Vitamin C being antioxidant protects our skin from premature ageing by fighting with the free radicals of our body and thus preventing them from doing damage to our skin cells.
Controls Acne and Pimples
Papaya contains an enzyme papain which is known for its skin cleansing properties that help in removing impurities out of the clogged skin pores and make them unclogged again. This provides relief from acne and pimples and being an exfoliating agent, papaya is also effective for getting rid of dead and dry skin cells.
Heals Cracked Heels
Cracked heels can sometimes be very painful as it can give rise to peeling skin, itchiness, red or flaky patches, bleeding from cracks etc. Papaya is very effective for the treatment of cracked heels because of its moisturising properties.