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Papaya in Beauty

Definition: Papaya

Papaya, which grow from tree-like plants in tropical regions, is excellent at easing stomach problems and healing wounds. But did you know that various parts of this sweet-tasting fruit are often used in beauty products?

Papaya contains vitamin A, which helps in the formation of new skin cells, along with another antioxidant, vitamin C, which helps give skin softness. Papian, an enzyme in the fruit, provides exfoliating properties for removal of dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking clarified and smooth. For this reason, it's often found in antiacne and antiaging lines. Due to its conditioning nature, you'll often find papaya in facial products in creams, shampoos, and conditioners.

You like a little papaya in your life? Try Freeman Papaya and Mango Massive Moisture Shampoo ($3), Alba Botanica Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask ($13), or Nature's Cure Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System ($19.99). See my review here.

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lovedby lovedby 8 years
Last week in my Spanish class we were talking about the health benefits of the papaya, but not so much the skin benefits. Thanks for the post.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I love papaya, and I have heard that rubbing it on your face is a great way to cleanse...
mod16 mod16 8 years
nice. i love papaya
emalove emalove 8 years
I love the Alba Botanica mask that you mentioned, Bella...I love that whole line! Anything that smells tropical like this is always nice :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love anything like this or mango.
pillowtalkk pillowtalkk 8 years
omg thank you! you have no idea how hard i try to buy foods and products with anti oxidants!
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
that is a great tip indeed. i've also heard if you mash up some papaya with honey, then apply to your face and let sit for 5, 10 minutes or so before rinsing, you'll get the enzymes from the papaya plus moisture from the honey.
preciousjade preciousjade 8 years
Everytime I eat papaya, instead of letting the papaya left over on the skin go to waste - I rub it on my face . An organic skincare solution and no waste!! =)
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