Pineapples, surprisingly, have lots of benefits for your skin. While they are one of the most enjoyable fruits to eat, especially during the summer, pineapple extract is a skin care ingredient to look for in your skin are products all year long. Here are just a few of the known benefits to your skin from this powerful ingredient.
Beneficial Nutrients of Pineapple
The vitamins in pineapples include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B-5. These vitamins have anti-aging properties and are loaded with antioxidants, which fight skin-damaging free radicals. The ascorbic acid in pineapples helps fade scars and dark spots. The enzymes break down dead skin cells on the skin. Pineapples are rich in alpha-hydroxyl acids, which boost the production of collagen and is extremely beneficial in slowing down the aging process
Skin Care Uses
Applying pineapple directly to the skin can soften and heal the skin. The fruit features naturally occurring lactic acid (generally considered to be the gentlest exfoliating acid), which helps loosen dead skin cells, unclog pores, and smooth surface texture. In skin care products, the use of pineapple as a scrub helps exfoliate on two levels: as a gentile micro-bead and as fruit enzyme. It is extremely gentle and naturally unclogs pores by removing debris from inside pores due to the fruit enzymes that can exfoliate deeper and more thoroughly than a physical scrub.
Pineapple is 86 percent water. This quality of the fruit is quite beneficial to the skin. When used topically, the sugar and electrolytes in pineapple attract natural moisture from the skin’s lower layers to the surface. This creates a sort of reservoir of moisture that helps in maintaining the hydration at all levels of the skin.
Helps fight acne and spots
Pineapple has proven anti-inflammatory properties. The abundant Vitamin C in pineapple is a natural acne-fighting agent. Also, the enzyme, bromelain is an anti-inflammatory and helps in drying out the acne quickly. In your daily skincare routine, that translates to fewer breakouts. Bromelain speeds up the body’s self-healing response, so the pimples clear up more quickly.
Vitamin C from pineapples combined with ascorbic acid is used in high-quality organic skin care products. Quality skin care products like Genovo Skincare Revitalize Facial Lotion combine pineapple extract with soothing ingredients like aloe, which infuses hydration while skin is resurfacing.
Aside from all the functions of pineapple that are listed above, Pineapple also helps the body with collagen formation, which is responsible for making a protein that gives the skin strength and elasticity. Pineapple is also loaded with antioxidants, which protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun and slow down the aging process. Now that you understand how important pineapple is to skin care, you can better understand why we use it in Genovo Skincare products. To learn more about these products or to get an order started, click here.