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.
- 1 tablespoon papaya juice
- Cotton balls
- 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
- 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.