Pineapple is a great companion for your skin! That’s why a lot of cosmetics and skin-care products tend to use this magnific ingredient.

Here the main reasons why you should start to use pineapple extracts products:

It contains VITAMIN C

Giving this big interest about the ingredient, we consulted some sources to learn about what really makes vitamin C such a good skin-care ingredient. It is a legend for a reason, it works for different aspects: rough skin texture, uneven the tone, skin scars, dullness. It’s the perfect solution for many common skin complexion! Most of all Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, a helpful ingredient against free radicals. Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm. So, in helping to promote collagen production, topical vitamin C can help prevent premature aging of the skin. It works on the skin with brightening and smoothing effects, it absorb into your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. The topical use of antioxidants is positive in helping to repair the damage caused from UV rays (precious to prevent skin precancerous forms) and long exposures to polluted air.

It contains BETA-CAROTENE

Beta carotene, like all carotenoids, is an antioxidant. An antioxidant is a substance that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules; it protects the body from free radicals. Free radicals damage cells through oxidation. Eventually, the damage caused by free radicals can cause several chronic illnesses. Several studies have shown that antioxidants through diet help people’s immune systems, protect against free radicals, and lower the risk of developing cancer and heart diseases. Some studies have suggested that those who consume at least four daily servings of beta carotene rich fruits and/or vegetables have a lower risk of developing cancer or heart disease. Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A which is vital for the maintenance of healthy skin. Your body converts as much vitamin A from beta carotene as it needs; high doses of this vitamin can be toxic. The benefits of this pigment for skin are as follows.

EAT THAT PINEAPPLE! Here some BETA-CAROTENE benefits:

– Pineapple Healthy glowy!

Thanks to beta carotene, pineapple prevents premature skin ageing by acting as an antioxidant, a substance that reduces oxygen damage caused by UV light, pollutions and other environmental hazards like smoking. Consumption of adequate levels of beta carotene imparts a natural glow to your skin, thus making it more attractive and beautiful. Excess intake however, should be avoided as it can cause the soles of your feet, palms of your hands, your nose and even the white portion of your eyes turn pumpkin yellow in color.

– Sensitivity to sun? Pineapple reduces it!

High doses of beta carotene make your skin less sensitive to the sun. Thus, it is particularly beneficial for people with erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare genetic condition causing painful sun sensitivity as well as liver problems. Moreover, it can boost the effectiveness of sunscreen. Consumption of about 90 to 180 mg of beta carotene can reduce sunburn and provide an SPF of 4. Therefore, foods containing beta carotene or supplements can be coupled with sunscreen to enhance its effectiveness.

– Scleroderma problem? Pineapple become a treatment!

Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder characterized by hardened skin. It occurs due to low levels of beta carotene in your blood. Beta carotene supplements are thought to be helpful for people with scleroderma. However, research is still going on in this regard and so you should consult your physician before using these supplements.

– Skin conditions treatment

Beta carotene is effective in the treatment of skin conditions like dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. Vitamin A, being a powerful antioxidant, is involved in the growth and repair of body tissues and hence, protects the skin against damage. When applied externally, it helps in treating ulcers, impetigo, boils, carbuncles and open ulcers, and removes age spots. It also speeds up the healing of skin lesions, cuts and wounds.

 

The winning combination of it’s elements gives to pineapple a big power! It helps to increase cell renewal together with a calming and hydrating effect, reducing redness and irritation.

Don’t like pineapple pizza ? Now I would totally reconsider it! With a big glass of pineapple freshly squeezed juice.

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