DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

A little while ago we made an easy coconut sugar scrub which is the best for soft skin all year round.  Sugar scrub isn’t suitable for your face, so what are we to do? Well, that is where a pineapple facial treatment comes in.

My sister discovered this trick a little while back and the results I’ve gotten have been fabulous. This is the quickest facial treatment I’ve ever tried with the most dramatic results. Normally, a facial takes a good 45 minutes between the scrub, mask, steam, toner, and finally moisturizing.

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

For that reason, I can’t remember the last time that I did a full facial, I’m guessing it was somewhere around 3 years ago.  Between then and now I have been relying on this pineapple facial and this baking soda treatment (we’ll talk about that next week). By combining these two treatments I have been able to keep my skin clean and exfoliated without soap for several years now.

Ever since I have started using this pineapple treatment a couple of times per week, my skin has become smoother, more even toned, and my pores have visibly shrunk. This treatment even makes discernable progress on the fine lines.  I know this seems like a lot; I also have found this treatment to be the best thing that has happened to my skin in a long while. I was worried at first that it might irritate my skin because pineapple juice is acidic but the citric acid actually alkalizing.

I would recommend, as with all treatments, to do a spot test if you have troublesome skin. My skin is really sensitive to any store bought products and I’ve never had a problem with this pineapple mask, but this is a highly individual thing.

So why does this work?

The answer is bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple that is similar in characteristics to the papain enzyme found in papaya. These enzymes break down protein, this means that the mask exfoliates the dead skin from your face without the use of abrasive ingredients, leaving your face fresh and glowing. This treatment hinges on the live enzymes so the pineapple has to be fresh, canned pineapple won’t work.

Interesting Note: There are recent studies emerging about the potential anti-inflammatory effects of pineapple and I have found this to be the case with my skin. It has proved to be a gentle all around treatment from cleansing to exfoliation.

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

What to do:

Take a small piece of pineapple, 1″ by 1″, and rub all over your face, taking care around the eye area. Wait 5-10 minutes until the mask dries. Next, jump in the shower to rinse, and for a quick mini face steam.  I usually follow the Pineapple treatment with a baking soda exfoliation (article to follow next week).  When I’m in a hurry, one or the other treatment is still really effective on their own. When you get out of the shower, follow with your choice of moisturizer.

All in all this treatment requires no more than one minute to put on your face, making it the perfect solution to more time consuming treatments.

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

 

35 Comments on “DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial”

    1. Kari

      I use this treatment 2-3 times per week, but that could vary from person to person. I’m often outside and in the mountains where the weather can be really harsh on your skin, so I find that 2-3 times per week is the right amount of exfoliation for me. You can find what’s right for you by trying it once a week, and if you find there’s still build up of dead skin on your face, try increasing it to 2x per week, and so on. It’s really nice to use this treatment in conjunction with oil cleansing which really helps to deep clean and leave your skin perfectly moisturized. I know a lot of people do oil cleansing 1-2x per day, but I’m a little lazy and only do it 3-4 x per week when I’m not doing this pineapple treatment. I hope this helps, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions, (I’ll leave a link below for the oil cleansing).

      http://getinspiredeveryday.com/lifestyle/facial-oil-cleansing-method/

  1. nana aishat amego

    how is baking soda use to exfoliate the face? thanks i like your blog. am aishat from nigeria

    1. Kari

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog! I just updated the Pineapple Facial to include a link to the baking soda exfoliation post which includes all the information you’ll need. I love the use the baking soda exfoliation on occasion to rid my face of any build up of dead skin, but this pineapple facial is my favorite everyday facial treatment along with oil cleansing. I’ll send you the link for both posts so that you can decide what might be best for you skin. Let me know if you have anymore questions! 🙂

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