The Plentiful Benefits of Pineapple

Written by Anabel De La Vega

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that originated in Brazil and is now currently found in India and other countries. It presents a wide array of health and beauty benefits, is easy to find, and can effortlessly be incorporated into diets and skin care regimens.

Pineapples are full of important antioxidants that work to prevent cell damage within the body by fighting against free radicals that are constantly damaging the skin. When people include antioxidants in their daily diet, they are working towards preventing several chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, atherosclerosis, and arthritis.

quote1The health benefits of pineapple include supporting the immune system, bone strength, eye health, digestion, and anti-inflammation. Pineapple is also effective for treating acneic skin and helping the skin to look younger, naturally exfoliating and hydrating the skin. The use of pineapple in skin care products will help clients achieve smooth and shiny skin.

Pineapple's active ingredient, bromelain, is an enzyme that helps to exfoliate and maintain healthy and shiny skin. It is rich in vitamins A, B, and C; sugars; iodine; magnesium; manganese; potassium; calcium; phosphorus; iron; sulfur; and fiber. Pineapple's concentration of bromelain helps with the removal of dead tissue and with severe burn wounds. It is an excellent antidote for cardiovascular disease due to its ability to break down cholesterol compounds.

Bromelain brightens the skin as it is loaded with vitamin C, which fights hyperpigmentation and provides the skin with a smooth and brighter-looking complexion. It also clarifies and tones the skin, helping the body to eliminate impurities. Bromelain performs these actions without further irritation to the skin and does not cause stinging, drying, or stripping. Bromelain speeds the healing process by helping the body to eliminate metabolic waste from injuries. It helps to rebuild the skin by stimulating collagen production and bonding to the underlying collagen fibers.

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, which helps to metabolize fats and cholesterol, absorb iron, and synthesize amino acids and collagen. Collagen is one of the primary building blocks of skin, cartilage, and bones. Collagen is crucial for skin elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pineapple is also rich in hydroxyl acid, which is extremely beneficial to reducing facial signs of aging.

Pineapple helps to reduce blemishes, acne scars, and the appearance of fine lines and saggy and dull skin. For moles and warts, the acid present in the fruit helps to cure the skin disease. The acid of the pineapple helps to reduce the appearance of pores.
Due to the inflammation that acne causes to the skin, the skin needs the enzymes and nutrients to repair itself. Pineapple masks help to fade acne marks while stimulating collagen production. The excess oil from sebum and skin cells clog the pores, thus resulting in bacteria growth. Pineapple's ascorbic acid will help the blemishes fade away.

pic-2As people age, the collagen that keeps their skin taut and firm begins to breakdown, causing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. This aging process is not only caused by numerical age, but also by toxins, stress, sun exposure, weight gain, disease, and damaging free radicals. In order to minimize these stressors, it is helpful to consume food loaded in antioxidants and apply copious amounts of vitamin C to the face.

Applying pineapple directly to the skin or consuming it daily can soften and heal the skin. It also provides hydration the lips and helps to exfoliate dead skin. In skin care products, the use of pineapple as a scrub helps to exfoliate on two levels: as a gentle microbead and as a fruit enzyme. It is extremely gentle and natural, unclogs pores and dead cells, and removes debris from inside pores due to fruit enzymes that can exfoliate deeper and more thoroughly than a physical scrub. It also promotes a reduction in redness, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration; brightens dull or congested skin; reduces uneven skin tone and the potential for clogged pores; and aids in reducing the appearance of pigmented acne scars.

Pineapple used as a toner is one way to achieve flawless, desirable skin. Applying the toner to the skin not only leaves the skin soft, smooth, and supple, but also nourishes, lightens, brightens, and clears the skin. When used as a mask, pineapple acts as an anti-inflammatory and clears heat.

When applying the fruit as a cream overnight, it will penetrate the skin and improve collagen production. It also contains carotenoids, like beta carotene, which helps with skin cell protection, and significant amounts of copper for promoting skin elasticity. Pineapple protects the skin from normal wear and tear, unifying the healing and regenerative functions of the skin and repairing the aging effects that result from normal daily living. Pineapple strengthens the skin's metabolic mechanism process, which takes place in every cell and organ of the body. As people age, their metabolism slows down; the metabolism of the skin also becomes weaker. Pineapple enhances the skin's ability to process and transport nutrients by removing impurities that have clogged the channels for long periods of time. These channels distribute vitamins throughout the skin in order to restore youthfulness.

Pineapple promotes longevity and well-being. For example, it can be used as a diuretic in tea. In skin care, not only do professionals use pineapple as an antioxidant, but they also use it as a detoxifying agent. Due to the variation of vitamins in the fruit, it aids in the process of weight loss through the release of water retention. It can also protect the hair and fight infections, coughs, and colds. It improves the digestive system, maintains a healthy blood pressure, and improves heart health and brain health. The use of pineapple in big quantities on the skin helps to reduce wrinkles and recovery time after surgery.

Pineapple is high in fiber, which helps the body fight against infection. It also helps with fertility because it fights radicals and is recommended for people who are trying to conceive.

The benefits of pineapple have a variety of positive effects on health and the skin. Fortunately, it does not matter how the fruit is used, it will always be considered amazing, exotic, and anti-aging.

Anabel-De-La-VegaWith more than 20 years of experience in the beauty field, Anabel De La Vega is a certified licensed specialist, reflexologist, herbologist, crystal healer, instructor, and presenter. She has training and experience in Japanese and Chinese facials, Indian treatments, morpho-lymphatic drainage, and more. De La Vega has received education in China, Thailand, India, and the United States. In 2013, she received an aesthetician of the year award. De La Vega is the published author of "Tao The Art of Relaxation" and is also a guest speaker at the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.

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