Papaya is a well-loved fruit by Filipinos. But you can do so much more than just eat it; it’s a popular ingredient in beauty products for its skin-lightening benefits. It’s natural, gentle, and safe to use on the entire body, including the face.
What are the benefits of papaya soap?
Unlike a regular bar of soap that contains synthetic detergents and other ingredients that strip the skin of its natural oils, papaya soap is made of natural ingredients. Papaya soap contains the enzyme papain, which breaks down protein and is anti-inflammatory. It also has exfoliating properties, meaning it can get rid of dead and damaged skin cells while also dissolving excess sebum that clogs pores.
Papaya is rich in Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can reduce pigmentation and encourage collagen production. It also contains Vitamin A, which promotes the production of new skin cells and helps reduce the look of dark spots, blemishes and scars.
What are the uses of papaya soap?
- Skin Lightening Treatment
Papaya soap can help smoothen out your skin complexion if you have uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation spots on your face and body. Papaya soap can remove dead skin cells, so when regularly used, it can help gradually decrease the appearance of dark spots, therefore lightening your skin. It’s also believed that papaya soap helps curb excessive melanin production.
- Acne Treatment
Suffering from acne-prone skin? Then you might want to include papaya soap in your skincare routine. Keratin is the main protein on the skin and a buildup of it causes the formation of small bumps. Papain, which is a protein-dissolving enzyme, can effectively remove damaged keratin and prevent dead skin cells from clogging pores, eventually reducing the formation of acne.
- Insect Sting Pain Reliever
The next time you have an insect bite or a small wound, rub papaya soap over it. Insect venom contains peptides which the papain enzyme can help break down, relieving skin irritation. Papain is an all-around enzyme because it can also relieve pain, swelling and redness.
While the skin can naturally renew itself, exfoliating with papaya soap on a regular basis can help leave the skin brighter.
Convinced? Try a papaya soap that can help you with these skin issues!
Pervil Papaya Soap has papaya which has healthy antioxidants that can help reduce acne and lighten black spots or blemishes for a younger-looking skin with regular use.
Pervil products are available at Mercury Drug, Southstar and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide! Browse our products here to learn more.