A homemade exfoliate is used to not only cleanse the skin by extracting impurities from pores but also to remove dead skin cells.
Scrubbing with a homemade exfoliate exposes the rejuvenated skin underneath and when it contains a powerful enzyme, it also removes some of the toxins stored in the skin. In skin care recipes, these enzymes are found in many different ingredients, a pineapple being one of them.
Beautiful Skin - Pineapple Ezymatic Facial
Exfoliating skin care products are still a popular treatments to help you remove dead skin andbring a refreshing glow to your face. A lot of cosmetic companies market their version of afacial scrub as "the latest technology in skin care". Do we really need the someone in a labcoat working for a cosmetic company to tell us how to exfoliate our skin? A while back I wrote an article entitled "Sugar Sweet Beauty" which contained easy andeconomical recipes using sugar to effectively exfoliate your skin. I cited that a lot of theproducts on the market used sugar as the main ingredient in their products. Sugar producesglycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, which is included in many skincare product lines.
There is also another component that skin care companies are raving about for deepcleansing and exfoliating the skin. It's enzymes. Enzymes are mostly derived from "livefoods" such as fruits and vegetables. Not only are they able to break down fats, proteins andcarbohydrates, they are also known to help remove toxins from the body. Sounds like the makingof a very effective skin care treatment.
Again, you do not have to invest in some of the pricey facial masks that contains enzymes. Youcan make your own inexpensively. It starts in the produce section of your favorite grocer. Oneparticular fruit I like to use is pineapple. Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme calledbromelain. Bromelain has been shown to be anti-inflammatory as well as a powerful cleanser. Ithas been used to help relieve pain, swelling, and tenderness due to injuries.
Here are a couple of facial recipes to help you benefit from bromelain derived from pineapples:
Pineapple exfoliate moisturizing mask
Note: honey is a powerful astringent and moisturizer.Ingredients
* 4 large pineapple chunks
* 3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
* 1 tsp raw honey
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until the mixture is smooth.Apply on the face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
Skin Tight Mask
Note:Egg whites help tone and tighten the skin.
* 2 large pineapple chunks
* 1 beaten egg white
* 1 tsp of raw honey
Again, blend all the ingredients in a blender.Apply the mask on the face and lie down on a flat surface. Leave on for 20 minutes.Rinse well with tepid water and pat dry.
After using these facial masks, you will notice how clean and soft your face will feel. Thesefacial mask can be applied to your face 2-3 time a week. Using the power of bromelain inpineapple does not have to complicated or scientific. You can quickly whip up a powerfullyeffective exfoliating mask in a few minutes to treat your skin to a wonderful mask.
Danielle Sims explored her library of alternative health, herbal books, and aromatherapy books and created a blueprint for making body wrap formulas at home. She offers this information in an e-book entitled Wrap Yourself Slim: Body Wrap Exposed. For more information go to Body Wraps Exposed
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