Paw paw is a kind of fruit, la la la la, sweet like sugar, yellow like Fanta, everybody likes paw paw… Paw paw! Remember that nursery rhyme? I bet you do. But paw paw is not only famous for its sweetness, but it also comes packed with a lot of amazing beauty and health benefits.

It is not for nothing that Christopher Columbus termed it, “The Fruit of Angels.” That is enough for us to know that pawpaw is more than just a fruit.

The health benefits of the Fanta colour fruit are incredible. Its high medicinal value is well known and appreciated around the world.

Studies have shown that pawpaw is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, and has antioxidant properties as well.

It also contains magnesium; potassium, niacin, carotene, protein, fiber and an enzyme called papain, which helps treat a sore throat, aids digestion, and reduce inflammation and pain.

And talking about skin beautification, the usefulness of pawpaw cannot be overemphasized. Here are 4 benefits of paw paw on your skin;

1. It brightens complexion

It is a well-known fact, especially to beauticians, that pawpaw contains natural cleansing properties that help clear the skin off impurities. And the rich content of vitamin C which is contained in it helps to protect the skin against sun damage.

How to use

Slice the fleshy part of ripe pawpaw and rub on your face, neck, hands, and legs. Allow it to dry, and then wash it off with cold water. You can do this for three to four times a week.

2. It helps to keep aging signs at bay

Pawpaw does not only help to regenerate old and dead skin, it also helps keep the skin soft and supple. And this is as a result of the vitamin A contained in it.

How to use

Mash ½ cup of overripe pawpaw thoroughly and mix a few drops of raw honey and one tablespoon of milk. Gently massage your face and neck with it and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Do it once a week

3.    It fights against pimples and acne

Studies have shown that the papain enzyme contained in pawpaw have some amazing skin-cleansing properties that help in getting rid of clogged pores.

How to use

Use juice extraction or blender to extract the juice from sliced pieces of pawpaw and use a cotton ball to apply the juice on the affected area of the skin. Leave it for 10 minutes before washing it off with water. It is advisable to use this remedy once daily to get rid of pimples and acne.

4.  It hydrates the skin. 

Here, it is the seed of pawpaw that does the magic. And the interesting thing is pawpaw seeds can be used on both sensitive and irritating skin.

Highly rich in vitamins and minerals which help to maintain the water content on the face, pawpaw seeds help to maintain the hydration on the skin which does not only makes them soft, but supple as well.

How to use

It is simple. Simply rub your face and body with a handful of pawpaw seeds regularly to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.

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