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Why You Should Be Using Pineapple in Your Beauty Routine ...

I love pineapple. It’s probably my favorite fruit and it is also the perfect fruit for summer. It’s juicy and delicious and totally refreshing. Oh and it smells heavenly too. So it’s great that I found out that not only is it fabulous to eat and drink, but it can be used in your beauty routine in various ways too.

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1. Pineapple Will Strengthen Your Hair Follicles

You can worry less about losing your hair if you include pineapple in your diet. Eat it regularly and your hair follicles will become strong over time. It’s the availability of antioxidants and vitamin C that makes pineapple beneficial for your hair – it will add to the elasticity and thickness of your hair, which in turn will reduce hair fall.

2. It Can Help Keep Your Gums and Teeth Healthy

Thanks to its high vitamin-C content, pineapple is extremely beneficial for the health of your gums and teeth. Simply eating slices of pineapple will keep your teeth and gums healthy. It makes your teeth look whiter and eliminates plaque, which is mainly due to the enzyme called bromelain.

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3. Pineapple Makes a Great Natural Exfoliant

Freshly crushed pineapple is one of the best exfoliating agents for your skin. As it contains collagen-regenerating properties, pineapple can slough off the dead skin cells and improve blood flow to your skin, which in turn will make it look radiant and healthy. Use it on your cracked feet and you will see that calloused skin go away in no time.

4. Need Fresh Looking, Dewy Skin? Use Pineapple!

A pineapple face mask will go a long way in limiting aging effects, giving your skin the youthful look you crave. It works because it contains loads of alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants that eliminate skin-damaging free radicals.

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5. Eliminate Warts and Wrinkles

One of the best ways to ward off warts, moles, and blemishes is to apply pineapple juice directly to your skin. Leave it there for 10 minutes and voila! You will get rid of your warts and have fewer wrinkles in the future. The vitamin C content in pineapple makes it suitable for sensitive skin as well, and the bromelain is the reason why pineapple can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

6. Strengthen Nails and Cuticles

Do you suffer from dry hands and cracked nails and cuticles? Pineapple is the magic fruit for you to try. Consuming pineapple will fix any vitamin deficiency in your body and that will start healing your nails and cuticles. You can trigger healing by applying pineapple juice directly to your nails and cuticles

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7. Pineapple Will Give You Soft Lips – but Take a Little Care

Use a little piece of pineapple slice to exfoliate your lips. Just bear in mind that the acidic nature of pineapple may not be suitable for all. For some, the acidity may be a bit bothersome. The best thing is to wash it off within five minutes of application to avoid its acidity causing any discomfort.

8. Fight off Dark Spots

One of many reasons to use pineapple in your beauty routine is that it helps keep dark spots away. Use it topically and it will help you have brighter, softer skin with fewer blemishes. It works mainly due to the amount of enzymes it contains. Simply crush pineapple slices into a paste and apply it to your skin with the help of a cotton ball. Wash it off after a few minutes to have fresh skin with a lighter tone.

9. Pineapple Might Be the Natural Treatment for Acne You’ve Been Looking for

One of the best things about using pineapple juice topically is that it eliminates acne quickly and effectively. The bromelain enzymes are at play here. These enzymes prevent skin blotchiness and unclog pores to dissolve blackheads. It also contains the ascorbic acid that will help scars fade over time and let you enjoy a clearer complexion.

These sound like great reasons to put two pineapples in my shopping cart this week – one to eat and one to use on my body. Are you going to try any of these tips?

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