How to Use Pineapple for Skin Whitening – 7 Methods

It’s common, everyone in this world desire to have gorgeous skin, but beauty products aren’t the way to achieve them. Instead they can ruin your dream and leave your sensitive skin with fine lines. (1)

The reason I choose pineapple for skin whitening is not because of its delicious taste, but due to assorted properties residing in them which can bring back the lost radiant effect on your face.

Before we dwell about the nutritional benefits of this rough skinned fruit, let me pull few more lines to table sorry tablet. 😉

People in this generation are practicing a very unhealthy lifestyle (including me).

Apart from alarming pollution, you’re surrounded by technical gadgets that force you to sit at one place. Studies back my claim; repeated use of Smartphone can develop wrinkles, dark circles and acne in most people. (2)

Hope you got my point.

So to remove pollutants and stop dark spots on your skin you need an effective remedy. And am sure you can’t get this with chemical filled creams. Natural remedies like pineapple are filled with nutrients that can cleanse and fill your skin with essential vitamins.

Is Pineapple Good for Skin Lightening?

Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, Vitamin C, manganese, copper, folate and other nutrients are housed in this tropical fruit.

  • Cleansing activity of pineapple face scrub will remove impurities from the skin.
  • Repeated use of its juice can lighten your skin and fade dark spots.
  • At the same time it hydrates dry and dull skin with its moisturizing activity.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids residing in pineapple juice can reduce aging wrinkles.
  • Antioxidants housed in this face mask thwart free radicals that can damage cell membrane.
  • Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and enhances elasticity of the skin.
  • Acne scars and other marks on the skin can be reduced by potassium and vitamin C of this face mask.
  • Assorted nutrients in the fruit help to promote skin metabolism.
  • Pineapple fruit contains an enzyme that can effectively remove accumulated dirt and lighten the appearance of scars.
  • You can use its juice to smoothen cracked feet and to obtain beautiful nails.

How to Use Pineapple for Skin Whitening?

Interesting thing about natural remedies is that you can blend other ingredients with them to make it more effective. You can blend honey, gram flour, green tea, cucumber, papaya, coconut milk and olive oil to pineapple face mask.

#1 Honey, Pineapple and Olive Oil

Essential nutrients in raw honey and olive oil both combine to cleanse impurities, promote cell regeneration and improve your skin complexion.

Humectant abilities packed in these ingredients help to lock moisture on your skin.

  • Initially wash your face with water or cleanse it using gram flour mask.
  • Peel the rough skin over pineapple and make it into small pieces to mash it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to it.
  • Mix thoroughly and apply it over prewashed face.
  • Leave it for about 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

Optionally, massage your face with natural moisturizer like rosewater or jojoba oil.

#2 Coconut Milk and Pineapple Pulp for Skin Whitening

  • Mash required amount of pineapple in a bowl and add 1 cup of coconut milk to it.
  • Using cotton ball apply this face mask on the skin.
  • Let it dry.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Repeat the process for about twice in a week.

#3 Pineapple and Gram Flour

Gram flour is my favorite home remedy to remove impurities. For years it has been used to keep the skin radiant and reduce dark spots.

Both pineapple and gram flour will help to remove dead cells, pollutants and dirt piled over the skin. If you don’t remove these impurities, they accumulate to form dark patches at different places on the skin.

  • Peel fresh pineapple and slice them into small pieces.
  • Blend them to create smooth paste.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour to the pulp thoroughly.
  • Apply this thick paste on the skin and leave it to dry.
  • Rinse it off with water or wipe with wet cloth.

#4 Pineapple Slice

If you’re too lazy to blend other ingredients to pineapple, you can still benefit from this fruit by rubbing its slice on your face.

Vitamins and minerals housed in this fruit can effectively treat skin ailments like acne and lighten the appearance of dark spots.

  • Peel a fresh pineapple and wash it.
  • Cut into thick slice and start rubbing on your face.
  • Be gentle while rubbing it on your sensitive skin.
  • Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.

#5 Egg White, Pineapple and Honey

Egg white is known to remove impurities and promote collagen production. Vitamin C residing in this home available ingredient can reduce wrinkles and lighten your skin.

  • Take 1 egg white in a bowl.
  • Add 3 slices of peeled pineapple and add 1 tbsp of honey to it.
  • Blend it to smooth paste and apply it on your prewashed face.
  • Allow it to dry naturally for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.

Also read: Homemade Recipes to Lighten Skin with Egg White

#6 Papaya and Pineapple to Lighten Skin

Papain is an enzyme residing in papaya that exhibits beauty benefits. It reduce dark complexion, treat ailments, encourage formation of elastin and make the skin supple.

  • Grind 3 slices of papaya with 2 slices of pineapple.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey to the paste and mix thoroughly.
  • Wash your face and apply the obtained face mask evenly on your skin.
  • Allow it to dry naturally for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.

#7 Turmeric and Pineapple

Curcumin is an active component in turmeric that has ability to make your skin supple and lighten your skin.

  • Extract juice from pineapple pulp by adding required amount of milk or water.
  • Now, add a pinch of turmeric powder to the bowl of pineapple juice.
  • Stir thoroughly and apply it on your skin using a cotton ball.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes and then wash it off with water.

Tips that You Shouldn’t Ignore

List of recipes is endless.

Choose one recipe and stick to it for 2-3 weeks to see positive results.

Apart from applying these innate ingredients, you must ingest vitamin rich diet and drink enough water to obtain radiant skin.

Excess use of beauty creams may irritate your skin and even strip moisture from the face. So avoid excess use of chemical incorporated products.

Avoid spending long hours before computer or smart gadgets, it can damage your sensitive skin.

There are studies that claim that stress can trigger skin ailments. So, avoid it and stay peace and beautiful.

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DIY Pineapple Face Mask Recipes for Glowing Skin


You’ll ditch those pricey cosmetics by the end of this article. Well, don’t go on my words literally.

I never shared a healthy or delicious relation with pineapple, but as they say, time changes everything and here am writing this article about benefits of pineapple face mask.

It was its tart taste and the fact that they eat you back, which isolated me from enjoying this fruit. However, things aren’t same when you use it over the skin. Nutrients packed in this fruit can treat acne, fade wrinkles, enhances collagen production, help to get rid of warts and the list goes on.

Before you jump to conclusion that this is an excellent facial mask, let me give few more reasons on why you must use pineapple facial.

You can skip this and head to the recipe here.

What Are the Benefits of Pineapple Face Mask for Skin?

Like other natural remedies, pineapple is stuffed with vitamins that guard your skin against ailments and make them supple.

  • Vitamin C and potassium crammed in this fruit exhibit antioxidant activity, which helps to thwart free radicals that damage cell membrane.
  • Bromeliad is an enzyme in pineapple that can cleanse impurities and dead skin cells accumulated over the skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory property helps to reduce inflammation caused by minor ailments.
  • Treats acne blemishes. Vitamin C stimulates healing, while anti-inflammatory agents reduce further acne lesions.
  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties are essentially important to treat skin ailments, which are housed in this homemade pineapple facial mask.
  • It also hydrates your dry skin and forms a protective layer.
  • Nutrients in this fruit help to reduce dark spots, fine lines and lighten the appearance of acne scars.
  • Vitamin C, which enhances collagen production help to retain the elasticity of your skin making it look young.
  • Bromelain improves your skin complexion and makes it firm. You can expect a clear and fairer skin.
  • The exfoliating ability of this face mask is excellent, dead cells and pollutants can be easily cleansed.

DIY Pineapple Face Mask Recipes

Being happy and stress-free is the secret ingredient of homemade facial recipes. Try to make this recipe on holidays, so that you’ll really enjoy turning your home to a spa.

Before applying the face mask, make sure you cleanse the impurities and pat dry with soft cloth.

If you’ve acne or blackheads, exposing your face to steam can do wonders.

#1 Papaya and Pineapple Face Mask


Papain is an enzyme crammed in papaya that helps to exfoliate dead cells. Both pineapple and papaya combine to hydrate your skin and make it clear.


  • Pineapple – 1
  • Ripe papaya – ½
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon

You can skip using honey.

  1. Peel the skin of papaya and pineapple.
  2. Blend both fruits in with a juicer, till you obtain thick paste like consistency.
  3. Wash your face as mentioned above and apply the facial mask evenly all over the face.
  4. Avoid applying around the eye, instead, place two sliced cucumbers on eye lids.
  5. Leave it to dry naturally for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

#2 Homemade Pineapple Facial

This quick and instant recipe needs not more than 1 minute to use.

  • Peel pineapple skin and slice them into pieces.
  • Wash your face and pat dry with a cloth.
  • Take 1 sliced piece of pineapple and gently rub over the face.
  • Leave for 5-10 minutes and then wash with cold water.

Optionally, moisturize your face with olive oil or rose water.

#3 Honey and Pineapple Face Mask for Dry Skin

Religious and historical books documented benefits of honey. So, there is no need for me extol its uses.

Healing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and moisturizing ability of raw honey is something that entices me a lot. I prefer raw honey to treat minor ailments.

  • Mash fresh pineapple pieces and add honey to the paste.
  • To make it smooth, you can add olive oil.
  • Now, after mixing thoroughly apply the mask over prewashed face.
  • Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.

Also read: Kiwi fruit face mask

#4 Green Tea, Papaya and Honey Face Pack

Scientific research states that regular consumption of green tea can reduce inflammation over the skin. Vitamin C, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity of green tea can effectively treat skin ailments.

To reap all these benefits, you can use it topically.

  • Mash pineapple and papaya pieces to obtain a thick
  • Now add honey and green tea (after brewing tea) to the paste.
  • Cleanse your face and apply the mask evenly.

#5 Pineapple and Gram Flour Mask for Acne

Gram flour or besan is extensively used to cleanse impurities and dead cells. It can also treat oily skin, acne and fade dark spots.

  • Peel and slice the fresh pineapple into pieces.
  • Grind these small pieces to a smooth
  • Add 2 tablespoons of gram flour to the pulp and mix thoroughly.
  • Wash the skin with water and pat dry using a clean cloth.
  • When the skin is still damp, apply the mask evenly and allow it to dry naturally.

Also read: 7 Homemade Face Mask for Glowing Skin

#6 Sandalwood and Pineapple Face Mask

Sandalwood powder is extensively used for religious purposes. Nutrients in this innate ingredient can treat acne, fade stretch marks, reduce dark spots, tighten skin and help to obtain glowing face.

  • Take 3 small pieces of sliced pineapple and mash into a smooth
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder and apply it over acne affected the skin.
  • You can also use this mask as a spot treatment.

#7 Pineapple and Strawberry

The rich concentration of vitamin C in strawberry helps to nourish skin, treat blemishes, control excess sebum production and revitalize skin.

Vitamin C also improves the elasticity of your skin.

  • Grind 1 strawberry and 2 sliced pineapple pieces to form a smooth
  • Optionally you can add a little water to make the paste smooth.
  • Now, apply the mask on the face and around the neck.

#8 Aloe Vera Gel and Pineapple


This sticky gel is known for its healing properties. You can actually ingest this gel to reap its healing ability. It does taste good, but you can blend it with orange juice.

For topical application, peel its skin and rub the gel over the face.

  • Mash or grind both pineapple cubes and aloe vera gel into a smooth
  • This face mask may not smell good because of aloe gel, but benefits can’t be ignored.
  • Now massage gently in circular motion over the face.

#9 Cucumber, Pineapple, and Milk Cream

Cucumber is renowned for its hydrating and cooling ability. Have you ever been to a spa? Two sliced cucumbers are placed over eyes for cooling effect.

To get benefited from this ingredient, you can just rub sliced cucumber over the skin. Leave for few minutes and rinse it off.

  • Make a smooth paste by grinding small pieces of pineapple and cucumber.
  • Once you get a thick paste, add 1 tablespoon of fresh cream and mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the mask over prewashed face and leave it to dry naturally.

#10 Egg White, Honey and Pineapple Mask

Egg white can help to remove blackheads, treat acne and shrink large skin pores.

  • Remove egg yolk and collect egg white in a bowl.
  • Place 3-4 sliced pieces of pineapple in food processor.
  • Grind to smooth paste.
  • Add egg white and raw honey to it and blend once more.
  • Now, ask your partner to apply this natural homemade facial mask to apply over the skin using a brush.

Important Tips on Using Homemade Facials

As eating raw fruits are good for your overall health, similarly applying fresh fruits will benefit your skin.

You’ll not experience overnight results from the homemade face mask, but surely vitamins and minerals stuffed in these recipes will penetrate deep into the skin to enhance its functioning.

  • Initially, start the face mask recipe once or twice in a week.
  • What worked for me may or may not work for you. So, papaya and pineapple recipe didn’t work, then try honey and pineapple face mask.
  • Avoid ingredients that may irritate your skin.
  • In case, if any face mask recipe is making your skin dry, then avoid its use.
  • Drink enough water, ingest vitamin rich diet and do regular exercise.
  • Wear sunscreen cream while going out and also avoid harsh chemical filled soaps.
  • Long exposure to mobile phones, computers, and TV screen may result in dark spots.

Just using pineapple face mask will not do wonders, as mentioned ingest nutritious diet.

Avoid stress, stay happy and stay beautiful. 🙂