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Homemade Pineapple, Honey and Almond Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Taste of The Tropics ~
Very few of us can resist one or more of the wonderful exotic tastes of the Tropics, thanks to the abundance of fruits classed as Tropical Fruits. .
With all shapes, sizes, colors and textures catered for, I keep on discovering more and more fascinating fruits that I never knew existed.
Pineapples however are probably the ones I relate most to as being exotic and tropical as they have been the most easily accessible, even if expensive here in Ireland.
Having already had success in skin care recipes with coconut, banana, papaya and mango, I decided it was high time I utilize the pineapple fruit. A facial scrub is the ideal treatment to easily make at home and a vital part to the weekly skin care routine which is beneficial to both sexes and all ages.
from Rajan Jolly
- Health Benefits Of Pineapple
Pineapple is a juicy fruit with atropical flavor and a sweet and tarty taste. Second only to bananas in popularity, this fruit is full of health giving benefits. Read on to find more...
Skin Benefits of Pineapple ~
Pineapples have been used in folk medicine and natural beauty remedies for thousands of years. There are a number of key reasons why they are effective on the skin and feature as an ingredient in commercial brands of skin treatments including anti-ageing moisturizers and facial scrubs
Antioxidant Rich – Pineapples contain Vitamin A and are high in Vitamin C the two vitamins that deliver antioxidant properties.
Vitamin C is particularly beneficial when applied to the skin and helps to prevent further damage to the skin caused by sunlight and helps fine lines and wrinkles.
Fruit Acids – The natural fruit acids in pineapple, particularly Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (or AHA) makes it a natural skin exfoliator and a perfect choice for a facial scrub.
Dead skin cells are gently removed and the circulation is improved thus revealing fresh healthy skin and a smooth texture.
This leads to a more youthful appearance and it helps clear up blemishes and pimples.
Bromelain – This enzyme has been widely used throughout the world and a source of ongoing research, such is the interest and discoveries of this enzyme extract.
It is extracted predominantly from the stem (higher levels) however it is found throughout the pineapple just in smaller quantities. It has a mild exfoliating effect and may be anti-inflammatory.
Skin Benefits of Honey ~
- Antioxidant Rich
- Natural Sunscreen
- Smooths Wrinkles
- Treats Acne
- Heals Wounds
Sweet Almond Oil from Almonds
from Rajan Jolly
- Almonds And The Benefits Of Eating Almonds Soaked In Water On Health
Almonds are amongst the healthiest of nuts. To find out more about almond and the benefits of eating almonds soaked in water, read on...
Sweet Almond Oil
Skin Benefits of Almond Oil ~
- Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Relieves Itchy Skin
- Improves Complexion
- Cures Chapped Lips
- Contains Vitamin A and E
- Lightens Under Eye Dark Circles
- Treats Skin Disorders
- Rejuvenates Skin
- Easily Absorbed
- Non Greasy
- Excellent for Hair & Massage Oil
How to cut a pineapple
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Pineapple Face Scrub ~
1 small pineapple
2 tsp sweet almond oil
1 tsp honey
- Prepare pineapple, Start by cutting of the top and bottom of the fruit.
- Cut off the skin and “eyes” leaving only the yellow fruit.
- Chop it up and pop in the blender on low until you the consistency of liquid paste.
- Add in your almond oil followed by honey and blend for 10 seconds.
- Check consistency, it should not be too runny or too thick. Adjust quantities to get the right thickness if necessary.
- When happy, pour it into your bowl.
- Keep all hair off the face by wearing a headband, shower cap or even tying back your hair into a ponytail (like me when my hair gets long).
- Do a light cleanse followed by a toner to remove all daily grime, pollution and makeup.
- Wet hands under the tap and lightly go over face to slightly dampen the skin.
- Take 1-2 teaspoons of scrub into your palms, starting at the base of the neck begin massaging it in using small circular movements.
- Apply to the entire face taking care to avoid the delicate eye area.
- Do this for 5 minutes before rinsing off in tepid water.
- Finish with a cold water rinse and pat the skin dry.
- Apply your regular moisturizer or why not choose one to easily make at home.
- This recipe is one to keep maximum 2 days in a tightly covered container in the fridge but best to make up fresh when needed.
- Do not use this more than twice a week.
DIY Pineapple Face Mask
What is your favorite Tropical Fruit?
Tips & Suggestions ~
Best time to apply this scrub is straight after a shower when the skin is warm.
Almond oil is a light yellow color so to avoid any possible staining on clothes wear a towel or old top.
If you have no sweet almond oil, use olive oil instead. It is an excellent skin moisturizer and softener, suitable for all skin types.
If fresh pineapple are not readily available or are expensive, use tinned pineapple chunks or rings in their own juice. Start with 2-3 rings of the fruit and a teaspoon of juice to blend. Remember "it is easier to add to a recipe than take away".
Don’t be afraid to experiment, these kind of recipes are hard to judge exactly and tend to be more like “a drop of this a dash of that” in measuring!
Keep a pad and paper beside you for jotting down each measurement if experimenting. Means you have the right recipe next time.
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