Here are 5 amazing beauty benefits of pawpaw and how to use it
1. It brightens complexion
It is a well-known fact, especially to beauticians, that pawpaw contains natural cleansing properties that help clear the skin off impurities. And the rich content of vitamin C which is contained in it helps to protect the skin against sun damage.
How to use
Slice the fleshy part of ripe pawpaw and rub on your face, neck, hands, and legs. Allow it to dry, and then wash it off with cold water. You can do this for three to four times a week.
You can also blend one cup of pawpaw and add one teaspoon of vitamin E oil, honey, and plain yogurt into a paste. Gently massage your skin with the paste and leave for 10 to 15 minutes, before rinsing with cold water.
It is important to note that pawpaw has some natural bleaching properties, so it is advisable to use this remedy mildly to avoid over colouring.
2. It helps to keep aging signs at bay
Pawpaw does not only help to regenerate old and dead skin, it also helps keep the skin soft and supple. And this is as a result of the vitamin A contained in it.
The alpha hydroxy acids in it help to prevent visible sign of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines, by dissolving dead skin cells. The vitamin C and E content in it also help to rejuvenate the skin; thus making it looks younger.
How to use
Mash ½ cup of overripe pawpaw thoroughly and mix a few drops of raw honey and one tablespoon of milk.
Gently massage your face and neck with it and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Do it once a week