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Papaya Skin Care Remedies

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Papaya isn't just for eating-it's also beneficial for natural skin care and repair. One of the most nutritious fruits in the world, it's full of enzymes, minerals and vitamins-with more vitamin A than carrots and more C than oranges! You can use papaya to treat or eliminate old dead skin cells, dandruff and other skin disorders, and even to reduce the signs of premature aging

Papaya isn't just for eating-it's also beneficial for natural skin care and repair. One of the most nutritious fruits in the world, it's full of enzymes, minerals and vitamins-with more vitamin A than carrots and more C than oranges! You can use papaya to treat or eliminate old dead skin cells, dandruff and other skin disorders, and even to reduce the signs of premature aging.

Acne - Apply a mask using the fleshy side of a green papaya skin. Eating papaya supports the treatment internally by improving digestive health.

Dandruff - Shampoo hair with diluted papaya vinegar mixed with lemon juice and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse. Papaya hair shampoos are also available at health food stores.

Rough skin - Native Americans rub rough skin with the fleshy side of the skin from a ripe papaya.

Sun spots - Apply the fleshy side of the skin from a green papaya to the spots. Papaya vinegar can also be applied.

Wrinkles - Old skin cells make wrinkles deeper. Use a papaya powder face mask to reduce old dead skin cells and make the skin smoother. Apply the fleshy side of the skin from a green papaya.

Caution: In rare cases and with long-term application, highly concentrated papaya could cause sensitivity and skin irritation.

Source: Papaya: The Healing Fruit, by Harald W.Tietze.

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