An Introduction to the “Fruit of the Angels”
Today I’m gonna tell you a bit about this wonderful “Fruit of The Angels” called the Papaya.
It was once considered an exotic fruit, soft & deliciously sweet with a butter-like consistency. This humble fruit, Papaya, was christened the “Fruit of The Angels” by the famed explorer Christopher Columbus. The fruit, its properties & benefits have been evaluated through the centuries and can now be found in markets throughout the year. You can consume it for health benefits, use it topically for skin & hair care. This abundantly available & naturally rich source of nutrients and anti-oxidants, has become a favorite with women who want to have thick luxurious manes and glowing skin. In fact, you could come to think of it as a natural repository of Natural Enzyme, Anti-Oxidants, Vitamins, Nutrients, Minerals & Dietary Fiber.
Why is papaya so incredibly important for skin care? Let us find out.
Properties of Papaya
First, let us make it easier to understand this “Fruit of The Angels”. The fruit, along with the other parts of the papaya tree, contain Papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. This enzyme is especially concentrated in the fruit when it is unripe. This enzyme exists in maximum concentration just under the peel of unripe papaya. The papaya contains properties having amazing health & cardiovascular benefits and is also tremendously beneficial for skin & hair.
You could come to think of it as a natural repository for:
- Natural Enzyme: Papain. It’s an enzyme that helps digest proteins and is also responsible for skinwhitening, reducing unwanted hair, exfoliating dead skin, repairing aging skin, etc. It is also used for treating sports injuries, other causes of trauma and allergies.
- Minerals: potassium, copper, magnesium
- Vitamins: Vitamins B, Vitamin E, Folate, Pantothenic Acid
- Anti-Oxidants: Carotene, Vitamin C and Flavonoids
- Rich in Dietary Fiber
Read on to know Benefits of Papaya for Skin
Papaya can make your skin flawless, courtesy the presence of Papain in it.
- Evens skin tone
- Treat sunburns
- Skin whitening
- Reduces unwanted hair
- Exfoliates dead skin
- Repairing aged skin
- Moisturizes dry skin
- Healing cuts and burns
- Reduces pigmentation
- Controls acne & breakouts
- Controls wrinkle formation
- Controls premature aging
- Soothe irritated skin
- Treats topical fungal infections
- Increases collagen production
- Unclogs pores
- Removes excess sebum
It is suitable for all skin types with only one exception for those with sensitive skin. People with sensitive & dry skin should use the pulp part of the ripe papaya. Before first use of papaya, a patch test is highly recommended for people having sensitive skin.
This is why papaya is one the best fruit recommended to be incorporated in your skin care regime.