Papaya contains anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, exfoliating and skin lightening & whitening properties that protect the skin from damage.

Here are the benefits of papaya for skin :

  • Whitens skin due to its natural bleaching properties
  • Fades away acne scars, blemishes & dark spots
  • Firms, tones & tightens skin
  • Shrinks large pores
  • Prevents & heals acne
  • Exfoliates skin due to its natural chemicals that dissolve & break down dead cells
  • Soothes acne and skin inflammation
  • Slows fine lines & wrinkles
  • Benefits of Honey for Skin

Honey is a natural humectant which means it draws moisture from the surroundings and helps plump up dry skin. It is rich in powerful anti-oxidants that will stave off pro-aging free radicals.

Honey is antiseptic and will treat acne and prevent more acne.

Below are some benefits of honey for skin:

  • Deep cleanses skin
  • Fights free radicals
  • Promotes youthful skin
  • Shrinks large pores
  • Hydrates & moisturizes skin
  • Lightens acne scars, blemishes & dark marks

Here is how to do a papaya face mask

Get That Smooth And Easy Glow With Honey And Cinnamon Facial Mask


  • 3 small chopped cubes of papaya
  • ½ teaspoon honey


Chop ¼ a small papaya into 3 little pieces. Place them into a bowl and add ½ teaspoon of honey.
Mash and mix up the two ingredients thoroughly with a fork.
Your papaya and honey face mask is ready!

Now, learn how to apply it:

  • Start with a clean dry face.
  • Using your fingers/ a face mask brush, apply the papaya and honey face mask mixture onto your face.
  • Avoid the eye and mouth areas as skin here is thin and when stretched by the mask, can create fine lines.
  • Wait for the face mask to sink in and dry up for about 10 minutes.
  • When the time is up, rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
  • Pat dry with a clean towel and moisturize.