I believe almost everything in your kitchen can be used for skin care, mix and match, do a patch test and you’re good to rock! In this article learn how to use Pineapple for Skin, Hair and Health.
Pineapple for skin, hair and health! Yes! Lately, I have been trying my hands on homemade masks, toners, scrubs, etc. I try to make my own products as much as possible. In this article, we will talk about Pineapple. Do you know not only do they taste amazing, but they also have numerous benefits for health, skin and hair?
‘Pineapple is the common name of Ananas comosus, a member of the plant family Bromeliaceae’ Elle MagazineDermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams.
Some of the Benefits/Uses are:
With high amounts of vitamin C, eating slices of pineapples strengthens the gums and keeps our teeth healthy. Not only does pineapple whiten teeth, but the enzyme bromelain keeps plaque away and helps fight gingivitis.
If you’re looking for a natural way to slow down the ageing process, pineapple is your best friend. They’re loaded with antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids, which fight skin-damaging free radicals. Create this pineapple and mango face-mask to soak up all these benefits. Puree pineapple in a blender and apply in a circular motion to a cleansed face. Leave on face for ten minutes, then rinse well with cool water and pat skin dry. Apply the honey and leave on for five minutes. Rinse with cool water, pat the skin dry again, and apply your favourite moisturiser. It is rich in Alpha-Hydroxy Acids which slows down the ageing process.
When you apply pineapple juice directly to your face, it can ward off moles, warts and blemishes. Don’t worry if you have sensitive skin — vitamin C gives skin a healing touch. Pineapples also reduce the sight of wrinkles.
Skin brightening/Dark spots-
Fruits that are high in enzymes, like pineapples, are perfect to brighten and soften skin. Whether you apply the paste or use pineapple juice, it will help get rid of the dark spots on your face.
This fruit is rich in vitamin C and plays a crucial role in keeping your immune strong and ready to fight against the virus that causes a cold. If you have a cold, eating some pineapple each day may help to shorten the duration and alleviate your symptoms.
Acne is a skin problem that can alter your self-esteem and it may even leave scars if left untreated. This fruit contains high amounts of anti-inflammatory substances and vitamin C, both of which fight the causes of acne. The vitamin C helps to improve your body’s ability to heal while the anti-inflammatory substances help to prevent new breakouts and a worsening of current ones.
If you want your nails to grow and be strong, pineapples can help because they contain nail-healthy nutrients. Apply a fresh paste of pineapple, allow this to sit on your nails for 10 minutes, wash it away and thoroughly moisturise your nails.
Hair loss is something that millions of people battle, but the vitamin C content in this fruit helps to fight against hair loss. Simply eat some pineapple each day to strengthen your hair follicles from the inside out.
Caution: ALWAYS do a patch test before trying anything new. Never keep any mask with pineapple in it for more than 5-7 minutes.
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