Pineapples are abundant in antioxidants, fibers, vitamins, and water – properties that are beneficial for the skin. Therefore, people often eat pineapples or apply them topically to their skin to boost their skin health. However, there are a few points to note before eating the fruit or before applying it topically. It is also recommended to consult a health professional before applying any such fruit to the skin.
The benefits of consuming pineapples
Pineapples contain multiple health benefits. The fruit contains bromelain – a powerful enzyme with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties when it comes to skin. The fruit also contains vitamin C, which also has benefits for the skin like:
- Increasing collagen production to give the skin structure and maintain plasticity
- Preventing damage to skin cells caused by free radicals
- Improving the pace of healing wounds by complimenting the production of new skin cells
Topical benefits of pineapples
People often resort to applying pineapple to their skin in the form of homemade serums and face masks. There even exist skincare products that contain pineapple extract or bromelain. Some studies describe the benefits of applying pineapple-based products to the skin.
- Face wash with bromelain extract is known to prevent acne-causing bacteria.
- People who applied the pineapple extract cream twice daily noticed a reduction in skin irritation, oil production, and melasma.
The limitations of the topical/oral use of pineapples
Though pineapple extracts are beneficial to the skin, applying too much may have adverse effects. The risk factors of consuming pineapples or applying lotions with pineapple extracts include:
- A slightly swollen tongue or redness around the mouth (the symptom may occur because bromelain is a potent enzyme and a common cause of skin irritation)
- No strong evidence to show positive results of topical use of pineapples
- The skin does not easily absorb the healthy properties of fresh pineapples
Pineapples contain several antioxidants, nutrients, and a healthy enzyme that benefits the skin. But applying the crowned fruit directly to the skin may have side effects and cause skin irritation. Therefore, we recommend using specially curated skincare products with pineapple or bromelain extracts to enjoy the benefits of topical pineapple.
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There are a number of ways to handle hyperhidrosis at home using some very effective home remedies that one can administer to oneself. They are inexpensive methods which can be resorted to using food items that are readily available. In fact, people are hardly aware of the useful properties of these food items and especially that it cures hyperhidrosis.
Apple cider vinegar
Take two teaspoons of natural vinegar and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It is recommended to consume this mixture thrice daily preferably on an empty stomach or half hour before or half hour after food. It balances the pH levels of the body. It functions as a natural antiperspirant, forming a coating over the skin and blocking the pores when applied. In case of excessive sweating, apply this over the area with a cotton wool and leave it there to dry. Repeating this everyday gives better results. It can be applied in the armpit area at bedtime and washed off in the morning.
Drinking a glass of tomato juice made at home every day helps to overcome the sweating problem. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and are also an astringent. The juice helps to shrink the pores of the skin. In severe cases, two glasses are recommended.
Sage herb is a natural antiperspirant agent as it contains high levels of magnesium and vitamin B. Both these ingredients slow down the working of the sweat glands. Besides, these leaves have high antibacterial and antifungal properties. They also contain tannic acid which contracts the sweat glands to reduce perspiration. Soak a handful of sage leaves in a cup of water in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Add a dash of honey or lemon juice for taste and flavor and drink it daily. It will help to reduce sweating. It can be locally applied also.
This herb acts an excellent antiperspirant and astringent. Apply a little Witch Hazel extract in areas like underarms, feet or palms to avoid excessive perspiration.
Take 3 tsps. of each of coconut oil and baking soda, 2 tsps. each of arrowroot powder and Shea butter and a few drops of any essential oil of one’s liking. Heat the Shea butter in a double boiler and coconut oil over medium heat. When the two have melted, take them off of the double add the arrowroot and baking soda and mix well, finally finishing off with a few drops of the essential oil. Mix thoroughly, transfer to a jar and store in a cool place.
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The best crossovers are ranked on the basis of their benefits of high seating position, strong styling, third-row seating that can accommodate six or more passengers and more cargo space facilities that make the rider more comfortable.
Honda CR-V: It is ranked as #1 in compact SUVs. Since it uses the Honda Civic platform in an SUV body it was called “CR-V” (Compact Recreational Vehicle). Overall it has been rated 8.9 out of 10. The CR-V’s average price is $24,045. It is best known for its ample back seat legroom, spacious cargo area, excellent fuel economy and advanced safety technology. It delivers mileage around 10.9kmpl in cities and 13.7kmpl in highways. Inside the Honda CR-V, there’s a seating for up to five passengers to sit comfortably.
BMW X5: Its base price is approximate to $56,495. It delivers about 14mpg in cities and 30mpg in highways. BMW X5 has been proved to be a successful model for BMW. It hits a top speed of 230kmph. Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless device charging are now brandings available. It has a score of 8.8 out of 10 based on data elements.
Mazda CX-5: It ranks near the top of compact SUV class for its outstanding performance, high-quality interior, smooth ride, roomy and comfortable seats, and laudable features. It has a score of 8.7 out of 10 based on the research. On an average Mazda CX-5 costs around $24,000.
Kio Sorento: The Sorento is a value oriented ride for those seeking to avoid the minivan stigma. Its fuel tank capacity comes around 18.8 gal. Market average costs are approximate $26,239. Kio Sorento delivers about 21mpg in cities and 28mpg in highways.
Toyota Highlander: Highlander is a large three-row crossover SUV with seating for eight. The quality of the material is high in Highlander. At present, the Highlander has a score of 8.6 out of 10 based on the evaluation. It offers lots of standard active safety features, above-average fuel economy, comfortable and quiet on the highway. The Highlander starts at $31,400 approximately. It is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine, a V-6 hybrid.
Nissan Murano: Nissan Murano has a starting price of $29,770. It comes with popular features such as BlueTooth facilities, a rearview camera that helps in a wider view and a 7-inch display. Currently, the Murano has a score of 8.5 out of 10. Nissan Murano has been certified as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Cadillac XT5: The Cadillac XT5 is a good SUV vehicle. It is best known for its safety ratings. Even though it’s overall score is 8.1 out of 10. It does not require premium gasoline. It averagely costs $39,365.