Pigmentation is much worse than having scars on your face. While a scar can eventually fade off as the wound heals, blemishes like pigmentation, also known as a colour disorder, can remain until you get it treated. 

If that speaks to you, papaya can come to your rescue. The enzyme papain, along with with the alpha-hydroxy acids, acts as a powerful exfoliator and dissolves inactive proteins and dead skin cells. This, in turn, can make your skin lighter and softer.

Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon papaya juice
  • Cotton balls

Recipe

  • Soak the cotton balls in the papaya juice.
  • Apply this to the affected areas.
  • Keep it on for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.

Alternatively, especially if you have much fairer skin, you can use the recipe below. 

  • 1/4 cup papaya pulp
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Mash the papaya pulp to make a lump-free puree.
  • Add lemon juice and honey to the mix and blend well.
  • Wash your face and pat it dry.
  • Apply this paste as a face mask and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Use lukewarm water to gently wipe off the mask.
  • Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
  • Follow this process once a week for fair skin.

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