This face pack helps to lighten skin tone, tighten your skin, reduces acne, minimize pore size, and moisturize your skin making it suitable for everyone above 30’s. This is a very good anti ageing face pack for glowing skin.
The papaya seed face pack also helps exfoliate the dead skin cells and maintain the elasticity of the skin.
Is papaya good for your skin?
Papaya is rich in Vitamin C, A, and B, Potassium, magnesium, Copper, Folate
It has the enzyme papain which certainly increases cell turn over and promotes skin renewal. It is said to have restorative effects on the skin. All this definitely works to improves your skin texture over time.
Why use papaya seeds?
Papaya seeds are rich in calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein. The alpha hydroxy acids present in this makes your skin feel a burning sensation but it did not irritate my sensitive skin.
The seeds help reduce acne and blemishes.
Finally, The vitamins and minerals such as sodium helps lock moisture to the skin. This acts as an excellent exfoliator too.
Papaya Seed Face Pack Recipe
one small cube papaya
Papaya seeds of one papaya
Rice flour 1 tablespoon
Gram flour 1 tablespoon
Honey 1 teaspoon
Milk 3 tablespoon
Adjust milk accordingly.
You can adjust the recipe to suit your skin type like, replacing milk with rose water and lemon juice. Lemon juice is too strong for my sensitive skin and hence I have not tried this alternate recipe.
For dry skin avoid Besan and add milk cream or couple of drops of olive oil to combact dryness.
The first time i applied this i did not know that papaya seeds are very similar to peppercorns in taste. That simply means it is spicy. And hence, There was a burning sensation on my upper lip 🙂 but it reduced after a couple of minutes.
Maybe it is because of my sensitive skin, the burning sensation only went away after i washed off the face pack. The sensation is light, bearable and does not irritate my skin nor dos it cause redness.
You can avoid applying it under the eye area.
I kept the face pack for nearly an hour. It will not dry and stretch your skin easily. I keep doing house work or continue cooking and that is why it doesn’t dry.
You can wash the face pack when it starts to feel stretchy. That would be around 20 minutes. The skin does feel slippery smooth when you wash off the face pack.
Even if you do not scrub, the alpha hydroxy acids helps to remove dead skin cells and increase cell turn over. But I still scrubbed mildly and then washed it off. I did not scrub everyday though, as you may already know it is not good to do so.
There wasn’t any redness or irritation rather my skin appeared more calm and flawless. It was thoroughly moisturised and clear. The pores size shrinked which maybe because of the tightening effect of papaya seeds. but i cannot say how it would fare on large pores.
I did notice a slight brightness but it did not remove two shades of suntan in a single use. That is to be expected from an all natural homemade recipe. We all know that is the case regarding all diy face packs. Consistent use of the face pack is key to glowing skin.
Here, I made a batch for a week and stored it in the fridge. The papaya seed face pack does work to brighten your skin in a weeks time as long as you,
Use sunscreen to protect and prevent further darkening of your skin. 🙂
How long can you keep this face pack in the fridge?
The face pack stays fresh for only three days even when you refrigerate. After three days the beurning sensation is completely gone.
I suggest keeping only the blended papaya seeds in the fridge. Mix the ingredients when you are about to apply. This prevents reaction between ingredients and ensures best results. It also prevents wastage of products.
- Suits my sensitive skin
- Skin brightening
- Tightens skin
- Diminishes appearance of pores
- Makes the skin soft
- Calms and clears skin
- Works on acne
- Exfoliates properly
- Good for ageing skin
- Works for all skin types
Although papaya is good for fine lines and wrinkles I cannot comment on this because I do not have wrinkles. It may take up to three months of consistent usage to see amazing results on mature skin. It is not a miracle pack but it definitely works. Slowly but surely. 🙂
- Burning sensation
My family is allergic to papaya 🙁 so we do not buy papaya. Actually regardless of that, I do hope to continue using this face pack for one month.
As I had good experience with a month of using banana face pack, I was experimenting on various face packs that would work.
I really loved the banana rice face pack for glowing skin. But as homemade curd was not available i did change the recipe and decided to try this.
I will update again after a month of using this face pack for glowing skin.