Pineapple is more than just fruit; it is filled with immeasurable skin, hair and other benefits. Interestingly it is widely available and affordable.
Let’s see how we can achieve smooth and shiny skin using pineapples, which are by the way great for getting away with epidermal troubles.
1. Effective Solution for Acne
This exotic flavor is like an elixir for our skin, especially to get rid of stubborn pimples. How? Well, the presence of vitamin C (thus, the tartness) in pineapples enables this fruit to be used, internally as well as externally, as a cure for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions (1). Also, bromelain, the anti-inflammatory enzyme in this fruit, boosts the healing power of vitamin C (2). So, the next time you fall prey to acne, try using pineapples.
2. Helps Your Skin Look Younger
Want to know the scientific reason why pineapples make our skin awesome? Well, this fruit gives the collagen synthesis in your body a boost. The higher the collagen synthesis is, the firmer and more flexible your skin will be. Plus, the added nourishment comes from the presence of amino acids and vitamin C, which ensures that the damaged cells and tissues are, repaired quickly (3). You can see instant effects after applying freshly prepared pineapple juice on your face and washing it off using tap water after 10 minutes.
3. Natural Exfoliating Agent
In order to exfoliate your skin, you can use freshly crushed pineapple wedges (4). This particular surface has a rough texture that eliminates the dead skin and accentuates blood flow. This, in turn, makes your skin look brighter. Isn’t it just awesome?
4. Get Rid Of Those Cracks On Your Feet
Pineapple skin is the most inexpensive (well, if we take off the price of pineapple), yet effective method to make them vanish. The exfoliating property of pineapple, along with its collagen synthesizing nature, makes it an excellent natural scrub for your feet. It helps in sloughing off the flaky, calloused skin of the feet, leaving them smooth, soft, and pretty. The inflammation and swelling, triggered by the cracks, also get relieved
5. Softens and Strengthens Nails
Have you thought why your nails look dry and brittle? No? Blame vitamins A and B. The lack of them in the body is the main culprit. You do not need any over-the-counter multivitamin pills to ease this condition, though! Just use pineapple. You can even prepare a nail softening lotion at your home using pineapple juice.
You Will Need
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon fresh pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 drops lemon oil
What You Need To Do
- Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl using a brush or a spoon.
- Apply it to your nails and cuticles with the help of a cotton ball or a thin brush.
- Rinse after 15 minutes.
How Often Should You Do This
You can do this treatment daily before sleeping, and see the amazing shine on your nails the next morning. Wow!
If you’re allergic to lemon juice, do not try this treatment.
6. for Hydrated, Radiant Skin
Dry skin looks dull and unattractive, doesn’t it? But the blazing summer heat and pollution do not help our cause. Pineapple to the rescue! You can now make use of this tropical fruit to give your skin that hydrated effect that we all love to achieve with multiple skin care products. How? Mix about three tablespoons of freshly crushed pineapples with an egg yolk and a little milk. Apply it topically on your skin and leave it on for a few minutes. Wash off with tepid water to get instant moisturized skin.
7. Natural Cure for Chapped Lips
Want to achieve pouty, kissable lips that are so soft and supple that you can’t help but fuss over them? Take my suggestion and use pineapple that, when used along with coconut oil, offers relief from chapped lips. Pineapple, like coconut oil, possesses skin hydrating and nourishing properties.