Monday, August 6, 2012

DIY Pineapple Peel Body Scrub

I love to enjoy a yummy homemade smoothie for lunch.
Whenever I included fresh pineapple chunks in my smoothie,
I always save the pineapple peels to use as body scrubbers.
I use the inner part of the peel, not the outside which would be too harsh on my skin.
This yummy fruity smelling treatment leaves my skin soft, and refreshed.
DIY Pineapple Peel Body Scrub
  • The Peels with ¼" of Fresh Pineapple, cut into 3 to 4 inch Wide Strips
  • Sugar
Sprinkle the inside of the pineapple with sugar. To use, gently scrub your skin with the inside of the pineapple peel just like you’d use a washcloth. It will feed your skin with vitamins and gently exfoliate. Rinse well after treatment, use weekly.
Tips:
  • I store the remaining pineapple peels in my refrigerator to use another time.
  • Pineapple contains an enzyme called papain that stimulates the replacement of old skin cells with fresh new ones.
  • Pineapple is rich in Alpha-Hydroxy Acids which slows down the aging process.
  • Do not use on your face, as will be to harsh.
  • Pineapple contains enzymes and the antioxidant vitamins A and C, which are good for your skin.
I hope that you find this post to be informative and helpful?
Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Smiles, Paula

9 comments:

  1. This is so cool--I never would have thought of this--I just put the peels in the compost bin. Next time I buy a pineapple I will try this--I like that you can store them in the refrig for awhile.

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  2. Paula,

    I have learned so much since I started to follow your blog. I love having natural and healthy alternatives (as well as cheaper) to use on my skin and face. Thank you for sharing all you know with us, it is so generous of you!
    Hugs,
    Maureen

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    1. Natural skincare has greatly benefited myself and family. Therefore, I am more than happy to share my knowledge with others. ;o)

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  3. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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