Pawpaw is a fruit that is loved by many, but aside its nutritional values as a fruit, pawpaw comes with a lot of health and skin care benefits. It could be the skin, the seeds or the flesh  of the pawpaw fruit. That said, here are the different ways in which pawpaw can be beneficial to you.

Fade dark spots on all skin types.

The amazing thing is that pawpaw works on all types of skin especially the red ones called papaya that have been adapted into skincare regimes. It is used in a lot of skincare products including soaps, facial toners, masks and much more. Here is how to use pawpaw to fade dark spots depending on your skin type.

  • Dry skin

Use Papaya and soaked almonds (soaked overnight).

Mix papaya and almonds together to form a smooth paste.

Add unprocessed milk and mix all together thoroughly.

Wash the face making sure it's properly cleansed and apply the paste all over the face.

Leave this on for 30 minutes and wash.

  • Oily skin

For oily skin, papaya is best used with fresh lemon juice.

Mix lemon juice with papaya, mashing together to form a paste.

Apply this to cleansed face and leave it on for about 20-30 minutes

  • Sensitive skin

For sensitive skin, papaya is best combined with honey and aloe vera.

Mash the papaya and mix with honey and aloe vera, mixing thoroughly to form a paste.

Apply this on cleansed face for about 20 to 30 minutes then rinse off.

Pawpaw Smoothie for Easy Digestion

Papaya is an excellent nutrient dense fruit that contains specialised phyto-compounds and high antioxidant content. Taking this smoothie is an easy way to up your intake of vitamins and minerals. Papaya is a great source of proteolytic enzymes that are very important in the digestion of food. Here's how to make this amazing smoothie.


1 cup chopped papaya (frozen or fresh)

½ banana

1 cup (250 ml) coconut water

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp chia seeds (white or black)

¼ tsp turmeric powder (or ½ tsp fresh, finely grated)

1 tsp maca root powder (optional)

1 handful of ice


Add all the ingredients into the blender.

Blend & Enjoy!

Pawpaw Seeds for cancer prevention, weight loss, menstrual pain and cardiovascular health.

Pawpaw seeds contain polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants. They prevent our body from different types of cancers. Pawpaw seeds also contain isothiocyanate, which inhibits the formation and development of cancer cell.

Papaya seeds protect our hearts. These seeds are rich in various antioxidants that protect our bodies from free radical damage. They also help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which protects our heart from various disorders.

Pawpaw contains carotene and this substance is essential in helping the body regulate the production of a hormone known as estrogen. While papaya seeds can help induce menstruation and also increase its frequency, they can also help to some degree in managing menstrual cramps.

Papaya seeds are rich in fibre. They keep our digestion on track, thus helping in the removal of toxins from our bodies. They also help in regulating our metabolism and prevent our body from absorbing fat. This helps in preventing obesity.

Hope this helps our fabulous readers out there with whatever health or skin problem they may be facing.

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