“Your skin absorbs 64% of what you put on it….”
Well, these aren’t just random quotes, these are well-researched facts. With open pores, do you not expect the skin to pull in and absorb all that it is showered with, or at least some potions of it? Our lives may be superficial, but our skin is not. What you see on the outside, is precisely what it is composed of on the inside. There is no way that a dehydrated, undernourished skin, lacking in essential nutrients and moisture, would display a healthy, resplendent demeanor on the outside. So, it just becomes arguably unquestionable to be cautious of what we put on the surface of our skin. Believe it or not, but it is all going to seep into your system and reflect in your overall well-being.
Skin experts have since long advised us to not rely blindly on the deliberately curated marketing gimmicks of the brands to pull off their sales. It is the work of some exceptional creative minds to miraculously show a drab skin with pigmentation, dark circles or acne, transforming into a brimming, flawless skin. But the reality is far removed from this camouflaged advertising world. Like everything else worthwhile in life, good skin also takes time, effort, and consideration. ‘Beautiful skin comes to those who work hard for it.’ One needs to get into the skin of the things (quite literally) and understand the ingredients in depth. Organic and natural skin care products, free from any unsuitable chemicals, parabens, and fragrances, are what we ideally need for beautiful skin. But rarely do
we get delivered what is shown or committed.
ENDLESS BENEFITS OF PAPAIN FOR SKIN
PAPAIN is a proteolytic enzyme (enzymes that help break proteins into smaller fragments called peptides and amino acids) that is extracted from the raw fruit of the Papaya plant. It can be introduced into our digestive system by eating raw papaya fruit. No doubts there, the benefits of the enzyme reflect well on the skin. However, if applied directly, the effects are more instantaneous and noticeable.
Apart from Papain, Papaya fruit also contains another proteolytic enzyme called chymopapain’. Both of these papains (Papain and Chymopapain) are robust with their antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. So, for anyone suffering from skin itching or any sort of fungal skin infection, Papaya is the first fruit that you need to stock up in your refrigerators.
It might sound peculiar, but we do advise eating papaya with one hand, and applying a piece of it on your face with the other hand, simultaneously. The benefits are so multifold, it’s hard to miss.
Being extremely rich in the antioxidant constituency, the fruit Papaya is effective in reducing the signs of premature aging. Fine lines and wrinkles won’t disappear overnight, but the further embedded signs of the aging process would definitely prolong. Researches prove that the appearance of these lines is an outcome of the uninhibited free radical movement in the skin cells. Antioxidants, like ‘lycopene’ work wonders on restraining the related free-radical damage, and hence preserving the elasticity and suppleness of the skin. Plus it is only an added advantage, that the fruit smells so divine on the skin, one actually feels like taking the pieces off the face and devouring them too!
It might be worthwhile to mention here that Papaya fruit is also overloaded with Vitamins A, B, and C. For the unaware, Vitamin A promotes natural moisturization of the skin, while bolstering the skin’s natural immune system. Vitamin B-Complex helps to produce new skin cells, and their efficacy just increases when applied directly to the skin. Now you know, why we asked you to eat papaya with one hand, and apply it directly with the other. Vitamin C when applied directly to the skin encourages the growth and development of new collagen, the skin building protein.
Are you discomforted with acne and breakouts as well, or have skin more sensitive than your emotional disposition, then we have the cure for you. Both of these benevolent enzymes Papain and Chymopapain have an anti-inflammatory propensity. Papain is known to dissolve and remove unwanted protein lumps and hence, that well justifies the use of this enzyme in a lot of exfoliators and scrubs. It is proven instrumental in reducing acne and breakouts, by preventing clogging and congestion of open pores.
Coming to the most celebrated and well-known benefit of this natural fruit, Papaya. Exceedingly known to reduce dark spots, and pigmentation, Papaya enzymes are credited with unparalleled acknowledgment in being effective in skin lightening. It is rather said that direct application of papaya fruit is known to lighten dark skin within one use itself. We aren’t propagating ourselves as proponents of fairer, or lighter skin here, but we do not even suggest a darkened, dull, and pigmented skin as very pleasing to the eye. Enzymes, beta-carotene, and phytochemicals in Papaya are the main ingredients responsible for skin lightening.
With so many research-backed reasons accentuating the benefits of Papaya for skin, we don’t see any reason for us to not be on the lookout for this one particular ingredient in our skincare products. Ladies, (and men alike too), rubbing off a piece of papaya or even its peel can do wonders for the health and glow of your skin.
SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT VOUCH TO HAVING PAPAYA PRESENT IN THEM
Ozone Ayurvedics skin care range backed by organic skincare thrives on the principle of scientific researches to structurally transform skin texture and quality. With so many of the listed benefits, our in-house dermatologists and research team could not have afforded to miss out on this prodigious fruit with unending skin benefits. Listing below a few of the products from our skin care range that are sardined with the active Papaya enzymes.
GLO RADIANCE SKIN PURIFYING POLISHER – A rich blend of Papaya and Aloe extracts, this candescence inducing polisher purifies skin internally and minimizes decongested pores. It draws out impurities and absorbs excess oil and sebum off the skin. The perfect solution to treat a dull,
blemished, and worn-out skin situation.
- GLO RADIANCE COMPLEXION AWAKENING GEL – This high on organic extracts gel fades the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Aloe vera, Carica Papaya, Chamomile and Sweet Orange work overtime with their antioxidant and replenishing propensity to replace your skin’s dullness and weariness with a bright, radiant, glass-like smooth appearance.
- GLO RADIANCE SKIN ACTIVATING NECTAR – Thriving on their antioxidant abundance, the orange and papaya fruit extracts get together with replenishing aloe vera and chamomile herbs to elevate skin’s natural glow and complexion. The nectar delivers visibly enhanced skin with a voluminous texture, bounce and suppleness devoid of any scars, blemishes, or long sustained drab. Regular use for a couple of weeks and it would be hard to imagine your life without the nectar!