Grown in tropical climates and most popular for their sweet taste and vibrant orange flesh, the papaya is surprisingly jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients that have numerous health benefits. But with its powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects, papaya just may be one of the most powerful natural additions to skincare products that nature can provide.
Benefits of the Papaya1. It's loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
- Over 94 mg of vitamin C: an antioxidant with anti-aging and brightening benefits
- Over 330 IU of vitamin A: contains both retinoids which stimulate new skin cell production and is used to treat acne and dry skin and carotenoids which are powerful antioxidants
- 56 mg of folate: also known as folic acid or B9, can help to slow down premature skin aging with stimulation of skin cells
- 385 mg of potassium: can help with dry skin and is a nutrient concern for most Americans
- Small amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamins B1, B3, B5, E, and K
Excessive free radicals are believed to cause many of the undesirable skin characteristics that a lot of us pass off as a part of the natural aging process like sagging and wrinkling. Antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C work together to fend off free radicals and protect the skin to help reduce these tell-tale signs of aging.
Several clinical studies have been released that show that lycopene on its own and in combination with vitamin C used over a period of time reduced the effects of sun exposure and the depth of facial wrinkles.3. It helps to combat inflammation.
Papayas contain an essential nutrient called choline which is an important and versatile nutrient that has numerous health benefits including helping with sleep, muscle movement, and memory. Choline is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, helping reduce swelling and redness in the skin, defend against elements of aging, breakouts, and flare-ups.4. It can help build and maintain collagen.
Vitamin C is necessary for the building and maintenance of the protein collagen. Collagen is what provides structure to the human body, specifically the face. As you age, your body's collagen production declines, especially with exposure to UV light and smoking.
As you lose more collagen, more sagging and wrinkling will become apparent on your face. Vitamin C helps the body to maintain and promote the building of new collagen and papayas are an excellent source of the nutrient.
Dual Action Scrub: A Papaya Infused Skin Care Essential
California Pure Naturals has recognized the amazing skincare benefits of papaya and has integrated the fruit enzymes into our Dual Action Scrub. The amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the papaya work hard to boost the natural radiance of your skin while the finely ground walnut shell gently polishes away the rough and dull top layers, leaving you with nothing but beautiful, healthy, glowing skin.
We recommend using this product daily for all skin types to reap the maximum benefits of the papaya. For added exfoliation, apply a thin layer to dry skin as a mask and let it set for three to five minutes. Remove with water in gentle circular motions.
Our Dual Action Scrub, as well as all of our natural skin care products, are at least 70% organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free and completely vegan.
At California Pure Naturals, we source our active ingredients locally and taking the best of nature and creating affordable products that are great for your skin and good for our planet. Check out all of our natural beauty products today.