When life happens, so does dull skin. You’ll look in the mirror one morning as you apply your makeup and wonder how your skin got so lackluster and lame. And with all those deadlines at work, you’re wondering how you can get to the spa and even afford a treatment there just to look good on your hot date this weekend.
There’s no need to panic or shell out hundreds of dollars to look your best. All you really need is a pineapple, and you’ll have the most amazing skin thanks to this homemade pineapple face mask!
Why Use Pineapple to Freshen Your Face?
Pineapples are an interesting fruit. They contain active enzymes and natural fruit acids that make them perfect for the job. Plus, they smell great and taste great too. Pineapples have an enzyme called bromelain which makes them very special. It has the power to exfoliate those dead, dulling skin cells and get them out of the way to give you a fresh face naturally.
Think of it as a natural and cheap way to get a chemical peel. Pineapples leave your skin feeling fresh, hydrated and smooth. In fact, you’ll love it so much that you’ll want to save your spa budget for massages instead. Native Indians used pineapples to cleanse their skin too, and as is the case with all natural ingredients used for centuries, getting back to the roots of the land is one of the best ways to look beautiful naturally. Why spend too much money on chemicals when everything you need can come right from the earth?
How to Make Your Homemade Pineapple Face Mask
Use the power of a pineapple to make this pineapple face mask that is as effective as the expensive facial peels from your favorite spa without the expense. All you need is a bit of honey and a fresh pineapple. You won’t need the whole thing though, so plan on eating the rest of it which will do your body good anyway. Do not use canned pineapple though. The trick here is to use fresh pineapple because the enzymes are still active. You are harnessing that power for your skin.
What you’ll need:
About 1/4 of a fresh pineapple
1 teaspoon of honey
What to do:
1. Make sure to wash your pineapple well and then slice off about 1/4 of it.
2. Using a knife, carefully remove the rough skin of the pineapple.
3. Chop your pineapple section into small chunks.
4. Put the pineapple and honey into the blender and blend until it becomes a puree.
5. Take it out of the blender into a small bowl and get ready to use it.
Tips on Using Your Homemade Pineapple Face Mask
It’s so simple to make and once you do it, you’ll wish you’d found out about it sooner. Don’t waste time lamenting though. Get busy using it. Here are our best tips for how to use this face mask.
Apply it properly
Your face should be clean and free of makeup. Wash your skin and gently pat it dry. Then scoop up the pineapple puree and apply it to your face, taking extra special care to keep it away from your eyes.
Let it sit
To get the full effects of the enzymes from your pineapple, you’ll need to let it sit on your face for about 5 minutes or until your face feels a slight burning sensation. Then rinse it off promptly with cold water, making sure to keep your eyes tightly shut.
Store it properly
Leftovers of your pineapple mask can be stored for up to a week in your refrigerator. Put it in an airtight container for the best preservation.
Test it out first
There is a chance your skin could be allergic to pineapple. Test a small patch of skin on your wrist or inner elbow. If any irritation occurs from one to three hours after you test it, wash it off promptly and do not use the pineapple mask on your skin.
Don’t forget to soothe
Soothe your skin by moisturizing it afterward. You can add coconut oil or other calming ingredients. Even following with Greek yogurt will feel soothing and add more moisture.
Don’t overdo it
It might be natural, but pineapple’s enzymes are powerful so don’t use this mask every day!
Celebrate your beautiful skin after using this pineapple face mask by enjoying some pineapple for your insides. Yum!