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Homemade Whitening Papaya Body Scrub


By Tiffany Moore

What do you say if I tell you the secret to impossibly flawless skin and feeling sensationally all day long? Plus it doesn’t have to cost oodles of cash and long hours at the spa? This fabulously simple homemade papaya body scrub offers a little pampering and rejuvenation in your own private sanctuary, without making a dent in your wallet.


Also known as paw paw in some parts of the world (Australia and New Zealand, for example), the papaya fruit contains proteolytic enzymes (papain) that are chock full of exfoliating goodness, along with excellent moisturizing and skin lightening benefits. Papain gently sloughs away dull and lackluster skin on the surface, making way for healthy new ones trapped underneath. So skin feels satiny smooth, appears bright and younger-looking, and more glowing than you ever imagined...


In addition to the skin-smoothing papain enzymes, this luscious fruit also has a lot to offer in terms of skin care. Its incredibly powerful cocktail of antioxidants – Vitamins A, C and E – which are not only beneficial for healthy skin growth, but will also help neutralize free radicals that cause skin to age and degenerate, leading to a host of annoying skin problems such as wrinkles and fine lines, saggy and loose skin.


And if you are looking to naturally lighten freckles and get rid of age spots that appeared on your body as a result of unprotected sun exposure over the years, then this homemade papaya scrub will come in perfect. This is because Vitamin C, which is commonly used in a wide range of skin lightening products accelerates cell renewal to heal damaged skin while helping mature skin recover the lost luster that it once had. And, papaya is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C, even surpassing orange, grapefruit and strawberry in this regard. Moreover, the milk called for in this at-home beauty treatment provides an extra the skin whitening boost.


What’s more? This super low-cost DIY papaya body polish will also improve cellulite on stomach, arms and legs in a huge way as scrubbing your body helps increase blood circulation and enhances lymphatic drainage of the skin. Also, it’s phenomenal for nourishing and restoring moisture as well as softness to dry flaky skin.




Homemade Papaya Body Scrub Recipe

Ingredients needed are:





How to make a exfoliating papaya body polish

1. Cut papaya in half, and remove the seeds. Scoop out the papaya pulp and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash the fruit well with a fork until there are no lumps.



2. Add cornmeal and milk. Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.



3. While in the shower, scrub mixture over entire body in a gentle circular motion for 2-3 minutes.



4. Leave it on for about 10-20 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.



5. Dry your skin dry gently with a soft towel. Moisturize with your favorite body lotion.


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