With its sprouty green leaves, unique prickly skin and sweet yellow pulp, the pineapple tends to be associated as a symbol of hospitality as well as a very tasty treat. Like numerous fruits and vegetables, the pineapple can be just as nutritious on the body as within the body. Eating vitamin \-rich pineapple pulp, drinking the juice, and applying both on to the body have various beauty benefits.
Clearer Skin Complexion
The high bromelain content and vitamin C of pineapple juice make it an efficient acne treatment. Bromelain is an enzyme that relaxes skin and has been applied for centuries of years in Central and South America to combat swelling and inflammation. Drinking pineapple juice can also also help the body amalgamate collagen, which helps skin keep firm and flexible, while vitamin C and amino acids aid in cell and tissue reconstruction. For a double dose of skin nourishment, slicing the pineapple in half and refrigerate one half. You can scoop the fruit out of the other half and gently rub the inside of the pineapple skin on your face, bypassing the eye area. After a few minutes, rinse your face completely with tepid water. Repeat two or three days later with the extra pineapple half.
Body and Feet Benefits
The same vitamins that cause pineapples to improve the face also can make it advantageous to the rest of your skin. Specifically, pineapple can serve as gently exfoliating body finish, Our Pineapple cream soaps offer the benefits of fresh pineapple cut into wedges. During your shower, you can rub the soap made from wedges all over your body, followed by a cleansing soap and a thorough rinse. A pineapple foot treatment can help remove away flaky and calloused skin, leaving feet smoother and brighter. Start with a one-half cup of diced pineapple, then chop and mix in one-half peeled lemon, one-half unpeeled apple, one-quarter skinned grapefruit, one teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of anise extract. Rub the mixture all over your feet, giving additional attention to heels, as the skin there tends to harden easily. Wrap your feet in a plastic wrap or tie impressionable bags over them. After 20 or 30 minutes, discard and rinse. The fruit and salt and enzymes help exfoliate and dissolve skin while the anise — a licorice extract — soothes, fights to swell and contains natural healing agents.
Brittle and dry nails may signal a vitamin A deficiency, while cracked and split nails may infer your body’s deficiency in B vitamins. Pineapple fruit and juice are good origins of both, an added reason to iuse them and apply them topically. Hands dry out simply because they are used so much, making nail cuticles more prone to dehydration. Dry cuticles produce unsightly nail beds that are also more susceptible to cracking and infection-causing bacteria and fungi. Pineapple can also serve as a softening treatment for your cuticles, by having two tablespoons of pineapple juice and egg yolk, which counters the drying effect of the enzyme bromelain in pineapple. Use the mixture on your cuticles and allow it to sit for about five minutes. Use a cloth swab to push your softened cuticles back to their nail beds, then clean your fingers off with warm water and follow with our hand cream. This treatment is just as helpful to toenails as fingernails.
Tips and Cautions
Generally, vegetables and fruits that sustain skin also indirectly aid nail and hair health, and pineapple is no exception. When using pineapple in a mask or other face product, avoid eye contact because irritation can occur.