Papaya is golden, soft and sweet with peppery seeds within its buttery body. Beyond its delectable taste, this fruit works wonders when it comes to your complexion — and really any area of your skin that needs nourishing. Papaya is rich in vitamin A and antioxidants that lend to radiant skin and blemish prevention. The fruit also fights acne with its inflammation-reducing enzymes.
For a DIY exfoliating papaya face-scrub, see our simple recipe below:
- ½ cup of ripe Papaya
- 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
- 3 tablespoons of coarse brown sugar
- In a blender, puree papaya and oil add to a container and stir in sugar.
- To use, while in the shower, use your fingertips to gently massage the scrub into skin.
- Rinse and pat dry
- Store in refrigerator
*Yield: 2-3 uses
Papaya is rich in skin-hydrating antioxidants and contains papain which aids in removing dead skin cells