Pineapple contains an anti- inflammatory enzyme called bromelain and fruit acids (mainly citric acid), which gently exfoliate the skin, unblock pores, and dry excess skin oil.
(A number of over-the-counter anti-acne products contain a type offruit acid called alpha-hydroxy acid.)
One study found that a commercially prepared fruit acid product, applied to the face every two weeks for six months, decreased the number of pimples.
Warning: Do not apply pineapple to your skin if you’re allergic to it. If you develop any redness or irritation, stop.
What You Need
- 1 fresh pineapple
Preparation And Use
1Slice away the sides of the pineapple, separating the fruit from the rind.
2Set the fruit aside in a bowl.
3Rub the inside of the rind on your face.
4Mash a single slice of pineapple and rub it onto your face.
5Let the pineapple juices work for about 15 minutes while you enjoy eating the fruit.
6Wash your face and pat it dry with a clean towel.
7Repeat weekly as needed.