BENEFITS OF PAPAYA IN SKIN CARE
If you have a good skincare regimen but are still struggling with freckles, or other discoloration (hyperpigmentation), now might be a good time to begin using a facial mask in your routine. After a week or two, providing you are using the right mask product, you’ll begin to see a noticeable difference in the brightness and clarity of your facial skin..a great payoff for a minimal investment in time!
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely you’re interested in using natural skincare ingredients and products. Mother Nature has given us an amazingly effective skin brightener and exfoliation agent in the versatile tropical fruit Papaya, primarily due to it’s active enzymatic agent called ‘papain’.
What are the Origins of the Papaya?
Papaya is native to Mexico and Central America, and was brought to the USA via Cuba in the 1950’s. This once rare and exotic fruit has exploded in popularity due to it’s many benefits in not just culinary arts, but in medical science. The possible health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.
Zeaxanthin, an antioxidant found in papaya, filters out harmful blue light rays; it is thought to play a protective role in eye health, and may ward off macular degeneration.
What Makes Papaya so Important in Skincare?
- Free Radical Fighting. Like the vast majority of our ingredients, Paypaya Enzyme – Papain is a very powerful anti-oxidant. Oxidation is the primary cause of aging and the first line enemy in the battle for younger looking (and acting) skin.
- Filled with enzymes and phytochemicals, papaya fights free-radicals and stops fine lines and wrinkles from causing premature aging.
- Papaya’s enzyme papain is extracted from unripe papayas, it is a rubbery-like sap that is used often in natural skincare products. Papain can eliminate the visibility of scars and acne spots. In addition to eliminating scars, papain generally brightens skin and fights hyperpigmentation!
- Papaya exfoliates skin by gently dissolving dead skin cells. Part of the exfoliation process is the elimination of inflammation and calming skin to a fresh and vibrant state.
Facial Exfoliation Masks are an Important Factor in any Holistic Skin Care Regimen
Using a high quality facial mask with a proper concentration of papaya bi-weekly is one of the best ways to ensure your skin stays fresh and bright! In particular, during dry or winter months because papaya has an abundance of potassium which naturally increases hydration (moisture) in the skin. Our TEVA SKIN SCIENCE EXFOLIATION MASKS contain not only Papaya, but also Organic Honey(the skin benefits of which are too numerous to name here), Neem Leaf, Yucca Root, Sage, Echinacea and Fennel Seed, to name a few! SHOP NOW