Papaya is the best bet when it comes to skin care. Its vitamin C has antioxidants that keep skin fresh and hair noticeably softer. Papaya oil is extracted from the sweet, tasty and delicious papaya fruit seeds (also known as paw paw) and it is rich in nourishing omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids.
The nutritious edible seeds of the papaya are cold pressed and unrefined creating an exceptional oil. It is prized in the skincare industry for its significantly high content of Papain, a natural exfoliating enzyme that some claim is as effective as Retin-A that:
- Dissolves excess sebum and unclogs hardened bacteria blocked pores
- Purifies, sloughs dead skin cells and discourages acne
- Promotes wound recovery with antimicrobial activity that kills bacteria
- Provides a natural glow, brightens the tone and softens the texture of skin
- Reduces scars, redness and blotchy skin
- Inhibits the production of the bacteria and the enzyme, tyrosinase, the main culprit behind the over-production of melanin and the eventual appearance of dark spots
Papaya Seed Oil will not irritate your skin. Even though Super Fruit Papaya Seed Oil includes the benefits listed above, it also is an effective moisturizer, that contains a significant amount of Vitamin C.
Ripe Papaya Benefits
The pulp of ripe papaya fruit providing hydration and nutrition to the skin owe it to its water, carbohydrate, and fat content. Please note for hydration of the skin, use the pulp of ripe papaya instead of the peel of unripe papaya.
Ripe papaya has a good source of vitamin A and papain. The seeds of papaya are believed to have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on the digestive system.
It has antibiotic properties and may benefit skin irritations, fungal infections like athletes foots, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and minor skin problems.
Soaps and lotions containing papaya oil are often used to exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Check out our Aloa Papaya Moringa Oil Facial Moisturizer.
Acts as an Anti-Aging Agent - Eating a papaya daily will help you look younger and keep your skin healthy. Antioxidants like beta-carotene prevents free radical damage and delay the aging process. This keeps the wrinkles and other signs of aging at bay.
Helps Achieve Blemish-Free Glowing Skin - Fresh papayas possess dead cell dissolving abilities that helps you achieve a perfect glowing skin. You can also use papaya in your face masks to get healthy, glowing skin. Check out our Yam Papaya Enzyme Face Mask.
People with sensitive and dry skin should use the pulp part of the ripe papaya because the green papaya also has a higher concentration of latex in addition to papain that might increase the chances of getting either allergy or irritation. A patch test is highly recommended before first use of papaya in the case of sensitive skin.