DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial | Get Inspired Everyday!

This DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial is naturally exfoliating without abrasion, which makes it wonderful for sensitive skin!

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial | Get Inspired Everyday!

This is the quickest and easiest facial treatment I’ve ever tried with the most dramatic results. Normally, a full spa style facial takes a good 45 minutes between the scrub, mask, steam, toner, and finally moisturizing.

For that reason, I can’t remember the last time that I did a full facial, maybe last fall sometime. But if you do have a bit of time, you can try out this post about How to do a DIY At-Homemade Facial for gorgeous glowing skin.

Between full scale facials I have been relying on this pineapple facial and my baking soda treatment for exfoliation a couple times a week. By combining these two treatments I have been able to keep my skin clean and exfoliated without soap for several years now. In between exfoliation treatments, I use this Facial Oil Cleansing Method for day to day cleansing.

DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial | Get Inspired Everyday!

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 discernible progress on fine lines.

I was worried at first this treatment might irritate my skin because pineapple juice is acidic but it’s actually anti-inflammatory. However each person is different, so 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 the surface of 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 | Get Inspired Everyday!

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. 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 easy solution to more time consuming treatments.

I hope you’ll enjoy this extra easy facial treatment as much as I do, and be sure and let me know in the comments what your favorite facial is!

43 Comments on “DIY Homemade Pineapple Facial”

    1. Kari

      I’m not sure if powdered pineapple would work since I don’t have any experience with the product you’re talking about. This facial treatment relies on the enzymes in the pineapple which are most potent when fresh.

  1. Kari

    Hi I love your blog. I was just wondering does this also help lighten the lips and if not can u recommend something that does lighten the lips a lot because I have somewhat dark lips that I want to be more pink

    1. Kari

      I’m not sure if pineapple will lighten lips, but it is known to have a lightening effect on skin. I wish I knew more, but I don’t know anything about how to lighten lips. Glad to hear you enjoy the blog, and I hope you’ll let me know if you have anymore questions!

    1. Kari

      Freezing pineapple does destroy some of the enzymes, but it does still work pretty well and it’s the perfect solution for when you don’t have fresh pineapple in the refrigerator. I hope this helps and be sure, and let me know if you have anymore questions!

    1. Kari

      Thank you, but I wouldn’t advise adding pineapple to your soap because it’s a fresh ingredient that will spoil quickly. I hope this helps and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!

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