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DIY:10 best homemade papaya facial masks for glowing skin

Updated on October 26, 2014

Papaya for beautiful skin


Top 10 homemade papaya facial masks

Papaya, a fruit which is also known as the angel fruit, is packed with loads of skin friendly nutrients to impart a healthy sheen to your skin. Apart from pleasing your taste buds, this yellow fruit is very high on nutritional values too. Loaded with the goodness of papain, vitamin C, B, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, fiber, flavonoids and skin beautifying anti-oxidant like beta-carotene, papaya immensely benefits your skin's overall health, when applied topically or eaten on a regular basis. Here is presenting the top 10 homemade papaya facial masks to brighten and lighten your skin. Let us find out how to rustle up some amazing face packs using papaya for buzzing up the beauty of your skin.

1. Papaya and lemon juice face mask for lightening skin tone

Take few slices of ripe papaya and mash them completely. Next, add 2 spoons of honey and one spoon of lemon juice to the papaya mash. Mix these ingredients thoroughly to make a thick paste to apply on your skin. Thereafter, apply this on your perfectly cleansed face and leave this amazing skin-whitening face mask to stay on your face for 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water once dry. Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that lightens your skin and lemon is a well known for its skin- bleaching properties thanks to huge amount of vitamin C to its credit. On the plus side, honey is a boon to dry and dull skin. All these beauty ingredients combined together makes for an amazing homemade fairness mask for you. What is more, regular use of this recipe improves the overall clarity of your skin, making it flawless and clear. Try it ! It works!

2. Papaya and sandalwood anti-aging face mask

All you need is few slices of ripe papaya, one spoon of honey and 2 spoons of pure sandalwood powder. Blend these ingredients well and smear the resultant preparation on your clean face. Wait for 20 minutes for the mask to dry up completely. When the time is over, rinse off thoroughly with cold water. This facial mask helps tighten sagging skin and diminishes fine-lines as well as wrinkles. Use the this home remedy thrice a week and you will behold your younger-looking skin everyday.`

3. Papaya, milk and honey facial mask for getting glowing skin instantly

Whip up a skin-brightening face mask by blending 4-5 big slices of ripe papaya, 2 spoons of pure honey and 2 spoons of raw milk in a food processor. Apply this hydrating and skin- nourishing facial mask on your skin for 20 minutes. This face mask helps trap water into the skin, thereby benefiting intensely dry and dull skin to make it moisturized and radiant. This face pack is ideal for bringing instant glow on face prior to going to party.

4. Papaya, avocado and olive oil face mask for getting healthy and smooth skin

Grind few pieces of papaya and avocado together in a mixer. Mix them well with 2 spoons of olive oil and apply on your skin. This home remedy works best if you have dry skin as this skin- nurturing face pack imparts a refreshing burst of moisture to your otherwise dull and lifeless skin.

5. Papaya, oatmeal and sugar facial scrub for healthy and glowing complexion

Blend few pieces of ripe papaya and 2 spoons of oatmeal powder well in a bowl. Next, add few spoons of sugar to this mix. Thereafter, rub this exfoliating mask on your very gently to remove dead skin cells. First, wash off the mask with milk and in the end rinse off with water. Papaya is enriched with AHA( Alpha hydroxy acids) which loosen dead skin cells to bring fresh and new skin on the outer surface.

6. Papaya face mask to make your skin fairer and spotless

Rubbing a slice of papaya on the face makes it fairer and radiant. Not only this, this amazing beauty tip can get you rid of all sorts of facial blemishes on a continuous use. You can make puree of raw papaya to apply on your skin. Raw papaya contains more papain than ripe papaya, therefore, it is more effective than ripe papaya for fading unwanted blemishes on your skin.

7. Papaya, yogurt, lemon juice and egg anti-tan face mask helps cure suntan

Grind few pieces of ripe papaya in food processor and add yogurt, lemon juice, honey and one egg to prepare an anti-tan face mask at home. Afterwards, slather this resultant mix on your face, neck and all exposed parts of your body. This amazing face mask heals sunburn and lightens your skin significantly. Moreover, this mask breathes a fresh lease of life into dark and patchy skin.

8. Have a fruit facial at home with papaya, banana and cucumber facial mask

Enjoy the luxury of having a fruit facial with this amazing fruity face mask at the comfort of home. Take 1/4 cup of mashed papaya, 1/2 cup of ripe banana and 1/4 cup of cucumber. Grind them and spread this mixture all over your face and neck. First, wash with milk and then use water as a last rinse. Finish off with moisturizer. You will amazed to find the gorgeously smooth and glowing skin right after the first application.

9. Papaya, honey and aloe vera facial mask for fading unwanted dark spots and pigmentation marks

Scoop out the pulp from a ripe papaya and add it to one spoon of aloe vera gel and one spoon of honey. Thereafter, apply on your face and neck and wait for 30 minutes to dry up the face mask. This natural remedy is very effective for removing all sorts of facial blemishes such as dark spots, age spots and pigmentation marks on the face.

10. Papaya, orange and curd skin firming face mask

You need half cup of ripe papaya and 2 spoons of orange juice and 1-2 spoon of curd. Mix all ingredients thoroughly to make a smooth paste. Apply on your face for 30 minutes. Once dry, wash off with cold water. Papaya is rich in anti-oxidant, carotene whereas orange is rich in vitamin C which tones and revitalizes your skin. This facial mask firms the facial skin and helps form collagen to prevent early signs of premature ageing to keep your skin youthful and luminous.

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      Laura Writes 

      2 years ago

      Definitely like number 9, the Papaya, honey and aloe vera facial mask for fading unwanted dark spots and pigmentation marks

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      3 years ago

      Yes you can add turmeric but only a pinch of it will work, otherwise it will give yellowish tinge to your skin. Those with dark skin should avoid using turmeric on face.

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      3 years ago

      Have you try adding Turmeric powder to this awesome facial masks remedies?!

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      3 years ago

      Yes this mask can harden when you keep this on for more that one hour. It drips a little when you start to spread it on your face but after few minutes the mask settles a bit. Papaya gives amazing results in skin whitening because I use it on myself and it gives me a radiant and youthful skin.

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      Mary Reed 

      3 years ago

      Does the mask harden as it sits on your face or does it cause a mess and start to drip?

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      4 years ago

      Yes, rainsanmartin you can add sandalwood essential oil in place of sandalwood powder for anti-aging treatment mask. Sandalwood oil itself is a great anti-aging agent and a wonderful skin-lightener.

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      Sp Greaney 

      4 years ago from Ireland

      That is one fruit I have never used in a facial masks. Thanks for sharing these.

    • rainsanmartin profile image

      Rain San Martin 

      4 years ago from Fort Wayne

      Could you use a few drops of sandalwood essential oil in place of sandalwood powder for the anti-aging treatment mask? Helpful article, I posted this on Pinterst.


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