The enzymes in papaya can help even out skin tone and aid in fading black spots. For example, papaya contains papain, an enzyme that exfoliates the skin to get rid of dead skin cells. In addition, its cleansing properties help clear the skin of impurities and it even protect the skin from sun damage. There are two ways that you can use papaya.
- Apply the pulp of ripe papaya to the skin. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off. Repeat 3 or 4 times a week.
- Another option is to grate green papaya and add lime juice to it. Apply this mixture to black spots and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this twice a week.
You can also use papaya skin as an excellent scrub for knees and elbows.
10. Onion Juice
Onion juice – made using a juicer, blender or grater – can be applied in a couple of ways.
- Dip a clean cotton swab into fresh onion juice and dab it directly on the affected skin area and allow it to dry naturally.
- Another option is to apply a combination of 1 tablespoon of onion juice and 2 tablespoons of honey on the spots for about 20 minutes. If you have oily skin, you can add some vinegar in the solution as well.
- New spots or skin variations may need to be examined by a physician to ensure they are not due to a more serious health condition.
- Do not use too much of make-up products loaded with chemicals.
- Always remove your makeup before going to bed.
- Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays by wearing sunscreen throughout the year.
- Do not exfoliate skin if you have an open wounds, lesions or sores.
- Apply a good moisturizer regularly on your skin to prevent dryness.
- Follow a healthy diet that includes essential vitamins and minerals to maintain healthy skin.
- Drink ample amount of water every day to keep your body hydrated and enjoy soft and supple skin.