Pineapple is a fruit whose taste and smell bring to mind vacations in the paradisiacal tropics. However, few people know that this plant has valuable properties for our complexion. What else (besides eating) should we use pineapple for in order to look beautiful and young at the same time? We suggest!
For the care of our skin, pineapple juice will be ideal. It is rich in vitamins C and E, which provide the skin with a natural glow. In addition, AHA and BHA acids make the juice act as a gentle scrub. Enzymes, on the other hand, will help get rid of blackheads and give the complexion a young, radiant look.
Pineapple juice is rich in bromelain, an enzyme that gently exfoliates the epidermis and promotes skin renewal. The exfoliating action is very gentle, so it will be ideal for people with sensitive skin. Bromelain is also great for evening out skin tone. So if you’re looking to keep your complexion clear, youthful and radiant, be sure to incorporate pineapple into your skin care routine.
Bromelain, contained in pineapple extract, is a gentle exfoliant that should not cause irritation, even to very sensitive skin. However, when using even natural and gentle exfoliants, dryness can occur. Although sensitization to pineapple juice is extremely rare, it is a good idea to perform an allergy test on a small patch of skin before application.
Thanks to ingredients such as bromelain, vitamin C and antioxidants, pineapple juice is extremely effective against acne and blemishes, such as post-sun spots. Simply apply the pineapple juice with a cotton ball to your face, and wash off with lukewarm water after it dries. At the end of the treatment, use your favorite cream. Perform this ritual every evening, and you will see the first results after just a week. Acne lesions will slowly begin to disappear, and your complexion will be brighter, shinier and without blemishes.
The presence of the previously mentioned bromelain promotes collagen synthesis, making the complexion more elastic. By washing the face with pineapple juice regularly, we can delay the formation of wrinkles. The skin will be more moisturized and longer youthful.
If you are struggling with blemishes on your face, pineapple can effectively help you fight them. Just soak a cotton ball in the juice and apply it to the problem area. After five minutes, rinse your face with water.
To enjoy the beneficial effects of pineapple, it is not enough just to include it in your daily skin care. It is also recommended to consume it regularly so that it can work from within. Pineapple boosts our immunity and prevents the formation of free radicals, so our skin will be smoother and gain a youthful appearance for longer.
Finally, a recipe for a nourishing mask that you can easily make yourself. Mix the juice of one slice of the fruit with two tablespoons of honey. Apply the concoction prepared this way to your face for 20 minutes. Afterwards, wash off the remains of the mask from your face. For a better result of a healthy and radiant complexion, use it 3 times a week.
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