Pineapple is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. While you might’ve enjoyed its rich flavor in a piña colada or fruit salad, chances are you haven’t applied it topically. Believe or not, using a pineapple skincare product can improve the health and look of your complexion. Whether you’re searching for acne treatments or more natural skincare products, this fruit just might be the answer.
Why is pineapple good for your skin?
Pineapple contains bromelain, a group of enzymes linked to anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Research shows that the enzymes can inhibit acne-causing bacteria, leading to clearer skin. The enzymes also work as a gentle exfoliator, removing dead skin cells and reducing the development of pesky blackheads.
And, that’s not all. Turns out pineapple is a bit of an overachiever.
Creams containing extract may reduce skin irritation and oil production, and lighten sunspots on the skin. The fruit is also a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that increases the production of collagen: a protein that provides structure to the skin and keeps it elastic. In other words, pineapple helps your skin look plump and firm.
How can you incorporate pineapple into your skincare regimen?
- A Cleanser
Purchasing a pineapple skincare product is the easiest way to add this tropical wonder to your routine. At Yellow Beauty, we’ve put it to good use in our Golden Hour Face Wash. It contains pineapple juice to exfoliate and restore the skin.
Plus, we understand that the products you stick with are the ones that are easy to use. With our cleanser, all you have to do is massage a couple of pumps into your face, rinse, and repeat twice a day. We’ve designed it to be readily absorbed by the skin, maximizing potential benefits.
- A Face Mask
Incorporate pineapple into your self-care routine by creating a piña colada face mask. We advise against doing this on an empty stomach— otherwise spa-time might quickly become snack time.
Slice your fruit horizontally to create a ring shape. Remove the skin and put one slice of pineapple and two tablespoons of coconut milk in the blender. Once it’s smooth, apply the mask to your face and neck. Let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
- Pineapple Slices
You’ve probably put cucumber slices on your skin, but what about pineapple? Take a fresh slice or cube and rub it over your face and neck, being careful to avoid the eyes. Let the juice dry for around three minutes and then wash it off with warm water. And voilá— you’ve taken the term natural skincare to a new level.
Are There Any Side Effects You Should Know About?
Because bromelain is a natural exfoliator, it may dry out the skin. So, if you have a dry complexion, we recommend moisturizing the skin thoroughly after applying a pineapple skin care product.
Bromelain can also trigger an allergic reaction in some people, causing hives, rash, and itchy skin. It’s a good idea to patch test a new product on a small area before using it as directed.
There you have it: Pineapple isn’t simply delicious, it cleanses, nourishes, and revitalizes the skin. With the right skincare product, a tropical glow is in your future.
At Yellow Beauty, we’re here to help you glow. Our natural skincare products— from cleansers to face masks to elixirs— are designed to be kind to your skin and the planet. We use natural ingredients that have been in style for centuries.
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