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.