One of the best kept secrets in the fight for healthy, wrinkle-free skin is an all-natural ingredient that you may see—or even eat—every day: the papaya. This tasty treat goes great in a breakfast smoothie or all by itself as an after-dinner dessert. But the papaya can also be applied directly to your skin as part of a papaya face mask for some truly stellar skin-smoothing results.
Not sure how to harness the power of the papaya? Let the experts at SiO Beauty show you the way. We’ve compiled the five best papaya face mask recipes to help you in the fight against wrinkles and signs of aging.
Vitamins A and C function as antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in your skin. Why is this so important? Because free radicals contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which, in turn, leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin. So when you take steps to prevent premature aging, you’re really working to get rid of the free radicals in your skin.
Looking for an all-natural exfoliator? Look no further than beta hydroxy acid (BHA). The thing that sets BHA apart from other exfoliators is that it’s gentle. It removes only the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal the radiant, younger-looking skin underneath.
BHA also dissolves the dirt and oil on the surface of your skin that can lead to acne breakouts. And where can you get a healthy dose of BHA? You guessed it—papaya.
Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites (chemicals that result from metabolism or photosynthesis) that strengthen the cell signaling pathways in the body. “What does that have to do with smoother, healthier skin?” you may ask. Great question.
When applied topically, flavonoids strengthen the cell signaling pathways between the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. See why this is so important? Flavonoids, in effect, encourage the growth of the support structures that keep your skin smooth for longer.
Papain is a special enzyme that is only found in papaya. Papain contributes to the effectiveness of the beta hydroxy acid mentioned earlier by unclogging pores, removing dead skin cells, dissolving sebum, and ridding the skin of other impurities. Think of papain as a supercharged, yet still gentle, exfoliator that helps promote healthy, glowing skin.
Potassium is a mineral that’s an essential part of every healthy diet. When you consume potassium-rich foods—like spinach, grapes, carrots, and yes, papaya—your body digests the important mineral and sends it where it’s really needed. Unfortunately, that may not be your skin. But you can bypass the trip through your stomach and give your skin the potassium it deserves by applying papaya directly to target areas of your face, neck and décolleté.
We’ve already mentioned the enzyme papain in a section above, but papaya also contains other enzymes that contribute to smooth, healthy, wrinkle-free skin. We don’t need to name them all (because, really, their names are quite a mouthful), but it’s good to know that they are there. These enzymes soothe irritated skin and decrease the inflammation caused by exposure to pollution, allergens, and the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Last, but certainly not least, papaya contains antifungal compounds that help to kill topical fungal infections, such as those caused by yeasts and dermatophytes. Even though you may not suffer from a fungal infection on your face, neck, or chest, it’s nice to know that the papaya in these face mask recipes works to prevent them from occurring.
Now that we’ve listed some of the benefits that papaya has to offer, we’ll show you how to put those benefits to work by mixing up your own DIY papaya face masks.
Our honey, milk, and papaya face mask recipe is great for bringing a soft, supple feeling back to dry skin. The papaya and honey in this face mask hydrate, while the lactic acid in the milk brightens your skin, reduces blemishes, and evens out dark spots.
The turmeric in this papaya face mask recipe adds a dash of antimicrobial properties to the mix to keep your skin healthy, clear, and wrinkle free.
Is your skin feeling irritated and inflamed after a long day out in the sun? Our cucumber, banana, and papaya face mask is just the soothing solution you’ve been looking for.
This papaya face mask recipe is great for shrinking pores, tightening loose skin, and counteracting the signs of aging.
Need a moisturizing mask that gently exfoliates, tightens, stimulates circulation, and leaves your skin soft and smooth? Our cream, white clay, and papaya face mask is here to help.
As amazing as these papaya face mask recipes are, there’s an even better way to fight wrinkles and keep signs of aging at bay. That better way is the silicone patch.
DIY face masks can be a fun and effective way to treat wrinkles and keep your skin healthy. But sometimes you need a faster, more powerful solution. That’s where silicone patches come in.
Doctors and surgeons first began using silicone patches to treat serious skin damage, such as burns and scars. Silicone patches were so effective at healing these nasty blemishes that their use spread to the treatment of other skin conditions.
SiO Beauty harnessed the same science used by hospitals and applied it to the task of healing fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and décolleté. SiO Beauty silicone patches are designed to:
SiO Beauty created specially-designed silicone patches for the most wrinkle-prone areas of your body:
Each silicone patch is reusable up to fifteen times and provides targeted skin rejuvenation to the delicate areas of your face, neck, and chest. Intrigued? Take a look at these jaw-dropping testimonials from actual silicone patch users, and then grab some SiO Beauty patches for yourself.