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5 ways papayas can make you more beautiful

With ample benefits for skin and hair, this fruit is a must-have in your beauty regimen.

Did you know papaya is called the fruit of angels for its heavenly taste? It contains vitamins C & B, fibre and minerals such as magnesium and potassium. The pulp of papaya has often been used as a core ingredient in shampoos and conditioners. Papaya is surely something that could be added to your beauty regime. Here s how you can use it.

Keeps signs of ageing at bay

Papaya contains vitamin A which is necessary for daily nourishment of the skin. It not only removes dead cells, but also keeps your skin soft and supple. Signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines are also delayed by eating papaya or applying a papaya pack. Say goodbye to other skin ageing problems with these home remedies.

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Steps

  • Take 3-4 chunks of over-ripe papaya and mash well.
  • Add a few drops of honey and raw milk to it.
  • Mix well and apply on your face and neck.
  • Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash off with water.

Reduces acne

Most teenagers suffer from pimple problem. Not only does it make you look less attractive but also lowers your confidence. You can prevent pimples and reduce their size by using a simple papaya mask. You can also fight pimples with these home remedies.

Steps

  • Take 3-4 chunks of raw papaya and make a paste by mashing them.
  • Apply this paste all over the affected areas and let it stay for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
  • Try this twice a week.

Helps reduce tan

If you want to lighten spots or remove tan from your skin, papaya mixed with a few other ingredients is handy. It will also moisturise your skin in the process. Here are 10 more home-made face packs to remove tan.

Steps

  • Mash 3-4 chunks of papaya in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to it.
  • You can add a few drops of honey too, if your skin is sensitive.
  • Mix well and apply on the skin.
  • Let it dry and then wash off with water.

Controls dandruff

Dandruff becomes quite common during the winter season. If not treated early, it could damage your hair and lead to hair fall. You can easily control dandruff by using papaya as it has enzymes which can prevent and control the excess buildup of oil and chemicals on your scalp. You can also try these 7 easy home remedies to get rid of dandruff.

Steps

  • Mash half a papaya and mix it with half a cup of yoghurt.
  • Mix well and apply it on the scalp. You can apply it on your hair as well for shine.
  • Let it stay for 30 minutes after which you can wash off with cold water or a mild shampoo.

Natural hair conditioner

People who have dry and frizzy hair can switch to a natural conditioner papaya. Make yourself a nice and healthy hair conditioner at home with the help of papaya. It nourishes your hair by forming a protective layer and also adds shine.

Steps

  • Take raw papaya according to the length of your hair.
  • Add 2 tbsp of yoghurt and 1 tbsp of olive oil. You can skip the oil if your hair is greasy in texture.
  • Blend together and apply all over the hair after you are done shampooing.
  • Let it stay for 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Papaya is a fruit which is found throughout the year in India. You can therefore make use of its beauty benefits by making these hair and skin packs any time you want. Also reap in these 11 health benefits of papaya.

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