Make It Yourself Monday-Tropical Mask

Bromelain is a protein digestive enzyme that helps the skin to get rid of dead cells and dirt. It also helps counteract histamines and even has anti-inflammatory properties. Why am I telling you this? Because you can find bromelain in pineapple! And, on top of all that, pineapple is also a mild astringent and skin freshener. Then, if you add some nice, healing, high in vitamin E olive oil to your pineapple, you have the makings of a great, natural skin mask! Now, for the best, skin-loving mask, you will want to make sure that you use a good quality, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, but yes, the kind you find in your local grocery store will work just fine. Do, however, check the label carefully and make sure that it is ALL olive oil. There are quite a few very deceptive labels out there that lead you to think you are getting all olive oil, when in fact, when you read the ingredients label (the small print), you will see other oils mixed in! 

Once you have your olive oil and some pineapple, all you need to do is to add about 4 large pineapple chunks (or 1/2 a can of drained pineapple) and 3 Tablespoons of olive oil into your blender. Blend until almost smooth, then apply the mixture to your face and neck with your fingers. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize as normal! 

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