How To Use Papaya for Hair Removal – Easy Recipes

High in vitamins and antioxidants, you may be aware that papaya is a good source of nutrition. But did you know that papaya can be used to help remove unwanted hair? In this article, we will look at how to use papaya for hair removal.

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Combining 1-2 tbsp of raw mashed papaya flesh with ½ tsp of turmeric powder can significantly reduce hair regrowth:

  1. Mix ingredients to form a paste.
  2. Apply liberally to area of unwanted hair.
  3. Massage mixture thoroughly into hair follicles.
  4. Leave for 15 minutes.
  5. Wash off.

Repeat the process 2-3 times weekly to see a reduced re-growth.

Health Benefits of Papaya 

Originating in Central America and Southern Mexico, papaya is bursting with healthful properties.

Antioxidant Effects

The body’s metabolism produces free radicals which are reactive molecules. These can promote oxidative stress, which can lead to disease.

Carotenoids are the antioxidants found in papaya fruit and these can help by neutralizing free radicals.

Anti-cancer Properties

Research has found that the lycopene present in papaya can reduce the risk of cancer. It can also be beneficial for people receiving cancer treatment.

Healthy Heart

Fruits like papaya, which are high in lycopene and vitamin C may contribute to the prevention of heart disease.

Fights Inflammation

Many diseases have a root cause of chronic inflammation. Studies have shown that fruits laden with antioxidants, such as papaya, may help reduce inflammatory markers.

Aids Digestion

The enzyme, papain, found in papaya can make protein easier for the body to digest.

In the tropics, papaya is considered a remedy for constipation and other symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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How Can Papaya Help With Hair Removal?

How Can Papaya Help With Hair Removal

Not only is papaya good for your health, but it can also help with the removal of unwanted hair.

If you are in search of a natural hair removal option, then papaya could be the way forward for you.

Papaya contains an enzyme known as papain.

Findings published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics suggest that papain works by weakening and breaking down the hair follicles.

This weakening prevents the re-growth of hair when applied on a regular basis.

To add to this, the abundance of antioxidants in papaya makes the skin look glowing and radiant after the treatment.

How to Use Papaya for Hair Removal

How to Use Papaya for Hair Removal

There are a few combinations of masks you can make at home using papaya and a few other easy-to-access ingredients.

Papaya And Turmeric

You will need:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of raw papaya mashed
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric


  1. Mix together the papaya and turmeric.

2. Apply the paste to your face and leave to work for 15 minutes.

3. Wash off.

Like papaya, turmeric also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. For best results, apply this face mask 2-3 times weekly.

Papaya,Turmeric, Mustard, Aloe Vera, Gram Flour

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon papaya paste
  • ¼ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 2 drops essential oil (any)
  • ¼ tablespoon gram flour
  • 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel


  1. Combine the ingredients and blend thoroughly to get a thick paste.

2. Apply the paste to the area of unwanted hair.

3. Leave for 15-20 minutes.

4. Take a clean cloth and rub in the opposite direction of hair growth.

5. Rinse off with water and pat dry.

Repeat the process 3 times a week- results should be evident within 3 months.

Milk And Papaya

You will need:

  • Two tablespoons grated raw papaya
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Bowl
  • Fork or whisk


  1. Mix the papaya with the milk.
  2. Apply the mixture to your face and leave for about 30 minutes.
  3. Next, moisten your fingers a little then rub them on top of your face mask.
  4. When the mask has become moistened, wash off with water.

Repeat 2-3 times a week for best results.

Gram Flour And Papaya Facemask

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons mashed papaya
  • 2 tablespoons gram flour
  • Bowl
  • Masher/fork


  1. Mix and mash the ingredients to combine them.
  2. Apply mixture to your face.
  3. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off with water.

As well as removing hair, gram flour also acts as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.

For best results, use 2 -3 times per week.

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Other Natural Ways To Remove Unwanted Hair

If you are on a crusade to keep your beauty routine natural, we have a few other natural methods of hair removal below which are worth a try:

Sugar Wax

Sugar wax can be whipped up at home from natural ingredients.

You will need:

  • 200g sugar
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • 60ml water
  • Saucepan and hob
  • Jar
  • Spoon


  1. Put the ingredients in a saucepan and put this on the hob then stir to combine. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil.

2. On reaching boiling point, allow the ingredients to simmer on a low to medium heat, stirring at regular intervals. When the mixture has turned golden brown in color, it’s time to take the pan off the heat.

3. Decant the ingredients into a jar and leave to cool for around 30 minutes.

4. Spoon some of the wax into your hands and roll it into a ball.

5. Ensure the area of skin you wish to apply the treatment to is clean and dry, then begin to spread the wax over it.

6. Let it sit for a minute, then lift a corner of the sugar wax- make sure you lift enough to give you a firm grip.

7. Brace yourself- then rip the wax off in the opposite direction of your hair growth.

8. When you have finished, clean the area to remove any residue.

Egg Method

You will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornflour


  1. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together then apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin.

2. Allow the mixture to set on your face (around 15-20 minutes). A film should form.

3. Carefully peel the mask off starting at the outer edges. As well as lifting facial hair, the mask will also draw out impurities.

4. Wash and pat dry your skin.

Pumice Stone

Not only can a pumice stone be used for removing dead skin but it can also be used as a hair removal method.

You will need:

  • Pumice stone
  • Moisturiser


  1. Rub a dry pumice stone on clean, dry skin in small circular motions.
  2.  The pores will attach to hairs and pull them out.
  3. Apply a nourishing moisturiser post pumice, as the texture of a pumice stone also provides an exfoliating effect and can dry out the skin.

With its combination of enzymes and antioxidants, papaya can be used in various combinations to give you smooth skin which is glowing and healthy.

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