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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
What do you say if I tell you the secret to impossibly flawless skin and feeling
sensationally all day long? Plus it doesn’t have to cost oodles of cash and long
hours at the spa? This fabulously simple homemade papaya body scrub offers a little
pampering and rejuvenation in your own private sanctuary, without making a dent in
Also known as paw paw in some parts of the world (Australia and New Zealand, for
example), the papaya fruit contains proteolytic enzymes (papain) that are chock full
of exfoliating goodness, along with excellent moisturizing and skin lightening benefits.
Papain gently sloughs away dull and lackluster skin on the surface, making way for
healthy new ones trapped underneath. So skin feels satiny smooth, appears bright
and younger-looking, and more glowing than you ever imagined...
In addition to the skin-smoothing papain enzymes, this luscious fruit also has a
lot to offer in terms of skin care. Its incredibly powerful cocktail of antioxidants
– Vitamins A, C and E – which are not only beneficial for healthy skin growth, but
will also help neutralize free radicals that cause skin to age and degenerate, leading
to a host of annoying skin problems such as wrinkles and fine lines, saggy and loose
And if you are looking to naturally lighten freckles and get rid of age spots that
appeared on your body as a result of unprotected sun exposure over the years, then
this homemade papaya scrub will come in perfect. This is because Vitamin C, which
is commonly used in a wide range of skin lightening products accelerates cell renewal
to heal damaged skin while helping mature skin recover the lost luster that it once
had. And, papaya is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C, even surpassing orange,
grapefruit and strawberry in this regard. Moreover, the milk called for in this at-home
beauty treatment provides an extra the skin whitening boost.
What’s more? This super low-cost DIY papaya body polish will also improve cellulite
on stomach, arms and legs in a huge way as scrubbing your body helps increase blood
circulation and enhances lymphatic drainage of the skin. Also, it’s phenomenal for
nourishing and restoring moisture as well as softness to dry flaky skin.
Homemade Papaya Body Scrub Recipe
Ingredients needed are:
⅔ cup fresh papaya
4 to 6 tablespoons cornmeal (or ½ cup white or brown sugar)
3 tablespoons milk (or coconut milk)
How to make a exfoliating papaya body polish
1. Cut papaya in half, and remove the seeds. Scoop out the papaya pulp and transfer
to a medium bowl. Mash the fruit well with a fork until there are no lumps.
2. Add cornmeal and milk. Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.
3. While in the shower, scrub mixture over entire body in a gentle circular motion
for 2-3 minutes.
4. Leave it on for about 10-20 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.
5. Dry your skin dry gently with a soft towel. Moisturize with your favorite body
Aside from coffee grind and brown sugar, what else is good to exfoliate skin? Find
out gentle exfoliating face scrub ingredients from your kitchen that can keep your
skin baby smooth and radiantly bright.