Scientists have discovered cosmetic benefits of papaya recently. However, the facial mask made of raw papaya has been known in Asia for a long time. Along with the Papain enzymes, which helps in reducing pimples and blemishes as well as whitens the skin, it is good source of antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B, carotenes, and flavonoids, fiber and minerals like magnesium and potassium.