How Paw Paw Helps With Skin Hydration
Proper moisturization and hydration are critical elements of any skincare routine. If your skin isn’t properly hydrated, it can lead to all sorts of issues, from cracks and wrinkles to open wounds.
That’s why, along with addressing other skincare concerns, Natralus’ products are designed to offer natural, effective hydration solutions for the skin.
If you’ve browsed our catalog for more than a few minutes, you may have noticed that we use Carica papaya (i.e. “Pawpaw”) in many of our hydrating formulas. If you’re curious why we’ve turned to this powerful natural ingredient so often, here is a quick explanation of why we use Pawpaw so much throughout our product offerings.
The Benefits of Paw Paw in Skincare
Pawpaw has developed a reputation as a great functional ingredient in the skincare world. It can help with common issues, such as skin dryness and roughness.
One of the ways that this happens is through its antioxidant effects, which can counteract various skin concerns. For instance, one study reported this phenomenon by pointing out the harmful effects of oxidative stress, which can cause cell and tissue damage. This can lead to several concerning issues, including skin aging, inflammation, and the slowing of the healing process.
The report went on to state that these concerns can be managed properly “with the aid of antioxidants.” From there, it highlighted none other than Carica papaya as “a topical plant species discovered to contain high amounts of natural antioxidants.”
Healthline also points out a 2013 paper that connects papaya’s benefits to its inclusion of vitamins A, B, and C, all of which benefit the skin in different ways. The publication also reiterated papaya’s antioxidant properties, explaining that it can help with things like anti-aging and wrinkle reduction.
This sentiment is reflected by other publications, such as Vogue. The fashion and lifestyle magazine recommends papaya as part of a skin regimen to maintain “clear skin that looks matte and bright.”
In addition, papaya contains the enzymes papain and chymopapain. These help to manage inflammation and acne concerns. Papaya even has a reputation as an effective home remedy for more extreme skin conditions, such as melasma.
Incorporating Carica Papaya Into Your Skincare Routine
The known benefits of Carica papaya on the skin are both numerous and increasing with each passing year. However, the actual application of the substance to the skin can be challenging.
For instance, Vogue recommends mashing Papaya with oatmeal to create a face scrub. While this works if you have plenty of time (and fresh papaya) on hand, it can be hard to keep up consistently.
That’s why we’ve incorporated Pawpaw into so many of our skincare products. It gives you the power of papaya in a convenient package that you can pull out and apply any time, anywhere. It really is that easy.