If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, then it couldn’t be a better time to stock up on pineapple and supercharge your beauty routine at home.
Below are a few reasons why this fruit of the summer should be a staple in your beauty pantry.
Grill them, use them as a base in an upside-down cake or combine beauty and happy hour with a soft and dreamy adaptogenic piña colada.
Pineapple is loaded with Vit C which strengthens the gums, keeping our teeth healthy and strong. Not only does is also help whiten teeth, but it also contains an enzyme called bromelain that fights plaque and gingivitis.
Pineapple Juice works wonders on skin. It synthesizes collagen, creating firm, flexible skin while the Vit C aids in cell and tissue repair to keep you looking young.
Also, eating pineapples will strengthen your hair follicles. The large amount of Vit C and antioxidants that fight free radicals will improve hair elasticity and thickness, making your hair more resistant to breakage.
Nail brittleness is usually due to a vitamin deficiency and by eating pineapples, you are also healing your nails from the inside out.
Slow down the aging process naturally. Pineapples are full of alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants that fight free radicals. They can reduce wrinkles and warts, ward off moles and blemishes.
Blend 1/4 papaya + 1/4 pineapple and add 1/2 tbsp of honey into a pulp and apply as a mask for 5-10 minutes.
The bromelain enzymes also help treat acne and blotchiness. When applied topically, it unclogs pores, dissolves blackheads naturally and the ascorbic acid in pineapples will make the scars slowly fade.
Looking for a natural way to exfoliate for softer lips? Pineapple is powerful and the acidity could be too painful for some so we warn with cation but applying a slice of pineapple for up to 5 minutes will do the trick. Remember to wash it well when the time is up.
If you are trying to reduce dark spots, you can use pineapple juice directly on your skin with a cotton ball for subtle lightening.
If your cuticles and nails need a boost, applying pineapple juice or paste will heal cracked cuticles and nails. Since pineapples are also a great exfoliator, it can also get rid of any dry skin and cracks on your feet making it the perfect fit for a DIY foot scrub. After even just one use, it should break down the dead skin while fighting inflammation and swelling.
Pineapples, our choice of beauty fruit this summer.