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Papaya can do wonders for your skin, hair

Now, just apply a papaya pack to a get glowing skin and lustrous hair .

india Updated: Sep 30, 2005 20:18 IST

Deep cleansing scrub: Mix half a cup of papaya pulp with the juice of one lemon, half a cup of besan, three spoons of curd and a few drops of rose water. Mix well till the lumps disappear.

Apply on your face and neck for 20 minutes and wash your face with cold water. The pack is a great cleanser, it de-clogs pores and reduces black heads too. Anti-aging pack Blend half a cup of papaya pulp with a spoonful of honey, a spoon of fresh cream and a few drops of glycerin.

Now break in a vitamin E capsule and mix well. Spread the pack all over your face and neck and keep it on till it dries. The pack has purifying and rejuve- nating properties and is good for aging skin.

Hair mask: Take a cup of papaya pulp, half a cup of curd and a tablespoon of honey. Mix well to make a paste. Apply the paste to the scalp and leave on for 20-25 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can follow up with shampoo. The pack nourishes the scalp and helps reduce dryness.

Glow mask: For soft and glowing skin rub the pulp of ripe papaya all over face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with tap water. Your skin will feel squeaky clean and fresh.

First Published: Sep 30, 2005 20:15 IST