As far as skin brightening is concerned, people tend to reach for what ingredients they know, like Vitamin C. But step aside vitamin C, pineapple is the new underdog of skin care. Pineapple extract is quickly becoming the new and improved “vitamin c”. It has demonstrated more skin care benefits due to its rich antioxidants makeup with Vitamin A, C, B5, B6, potassium and more! This means, pineapple extract can do more than just brighten your skin. The following are several reasons you should be incorporating this ingredient to your everyday skin care.
1. Exfoliates dry, dull skin. Pineapple extract contains alpha-hydroxy acids that work to chemically exfoliate your skin. Meaning, it helps shed dead skin and remove dirt and oil buildup from your pores without being harsh and irritating on your skin. Pineapple also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that works to dissolve proteins, so it can efficiently unclog your pores. In combatting dry skin, pineapple essentially gives you the appearance of younger-looking skin through smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Brightens your complexion. Pineapple contains Vitamins C & E which are the two best vitamins needed to give your skin a glow. Vitamin C works to combat dark spots and skin discoloration due to its ability to inhibit melanin production in the skin. The antioxidants contained in pineapple extract also work to brighten through anti-inflammatory soothing properties that reduce redness and skin irritation for an overall bright, glowing complexion.
3. Helps prevent skin from free radical damage. Free radicals like air pollution and UV rays can all damage your skin and lead to a dry, dull complexion. The antioxidants found in pineapple can actually help protect the skin from this damage. It contributes to collagen production and helps regenerate new skin cells while getting rid of old, damaged ones. The Vitamin E found in pineapple is beneficial in reducing your skin’s UV damage through strengthening the skin barrier.
4. Contains anti-inflammatory properties. As previously mentioned, the high levels of antioxidants found in pineapple exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. This means it helps soothe redness and irritation for the sensitive skin types. It also means that it can help relieve breakouts by reducing acne scarring and even preventing future blemishes. If you struggle with cystic breakouts that often leave your skin red and irritated, pineapple extract is the perfect solution.
How to use pineapple extract.
Pineapple extract works best when applied topically in a serum that can help effectively exfoliate your skin. It’s the perfect addition to your skin routine if you are seeking to remove harsh and harmful physical exfoliants but still combat your dry skin. Pineapple is essentially a gentle ingredient, meaning it works well for every skin type. If you are looking for an effective product with pineapple extract to incorporate into your skincare, FYAB Health has some great options. FYAB Health’s Skin Vitality Blemish Control Serum is formulated with pineapple extract, along with other nourishing ingredients like grapefruit extract and mandelic acid, to clear your skin and eliminate pesky breakouts through gentle exfoliation. If you are looking to transform your dry skin to a smooth, glowing complexion then FYAB Health’s Renewal Serum is perfect for you. It incorporates pineapple extract, sugar cane, willow bark and more, to deeply clarify your pores and remove dead skin.
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