Tropical fruits are delicious to eat, but they've also been catapulted to the forefront of the beauty industry, thanks to their many health-supporting nutrients, including: enzymes, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and so much more. Papaya is one such fruit. It helps to improve both your bodily functions and outside appearance with its hearty helping of carotenoids and vitamin C. We’ve rounded up some papaya-based products that will give both your health and beauty arsenal a boost.
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When the fleshy fruit is used on your hair, it works to exfoliate the scalp by removing dead skin and excess product buildup, leaving your strands incredibly soft and voluminous. Merlin Professional’s Level 2 Papaya Therapy Weekly Revival Power Treatment ($20) can be used weekly to increase your hair’s elasticity, and protect it from styling damage.
Papaya works wonders for your digestive system and for your overall health from a holistic perspective. Its amazing nutrients help combat the sun’s powerful UV rays, and clarify the skin. The easiest way to get your daily dose year round is with supplements, like GNC Natural Brand’s Papaya Complete Chewable Tablets ($15).
Kiehl’s Papaya Facial Scrub ($28) uses actual fruit pieces to gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it reinvigorated, clean, and silky smooth. Most skin types will see instant benefits, though it works best on normal-to-oily and oily skin.
Need a snack? Well, look no further than these 100% Organic All-Natural Dried Papaya Spears ($28) from Mayuno Harvest. The best part is that each bag comes from rural Ugandan farming communities and directly provides more opportunity for all of the farmers who had a hand in making them.
The sun and sea can really stress out your skin. Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Moisture Cream Jasmine & Vitamin E ($15) blend of papaya, vitamin E, jasmine, jojoba, and so much more bathes your face with the hydration it needs, without the grease factor.
Cleansing is a daily necessity, and Mario Badescu’s A.H.A Botanical Body Soap, ($8) soothes sensitive skin and irritation, while leaving your body velvety smooth and smelling sweet.
Fall will be here before you know it, and this body butter will make the transition easy. The Body Shop’s Limited Edition Papaya Body Butter ($20) keeps your skin hydrated throughout tricky seasonal changes.
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