Pineapples: You can grill the heck out of them, use them in a upside-down cake or make a mean pi帽a colada for those happiest hours of all. It鈥檚 the fruit of summer, and it鈥檚 time to reap all its benefits for beauty. So, if you like pi帽a coladas and getting caught in the rain, use these tips on why and how to incorporate pineapples into your everyday beauty routine.

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1. Healthy Teeth + Gums: With high amounts of vitamin C, eating slices of pineapples strengthens the gums, which keeps our teeth healthy and strong. Not only does pineapple whiten teeth, but the enzyme bromelain聽keeps plaque away and helps fight gingivitis. (via聽Martha Stewart)

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2.聽Youthful Skin: If you are looking for a natural way to slow down the aging process, pineapple is聽your best friend. They鈥檙e loaded with antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids, which fight skin-damaging free radicals. Create this pineapple and mango face mask to soak up all these benefits.聽(via聽Move Nourish Believe)

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3.聽Fewer聽Wrinkles and Warts: When you apply pineapple juice directly to your face (for no more than 5-10 minutes!), it can ward off moles, warts and blemishes. Don鈥檛 worry if you have sensitive skin 鈥 the vitamin C gives skin a healing touch. Pineapples also聽reduce the sight of wrinkles due to their聽large amounts of bromelain. If you want a deep-cleaning effect, DIY this scrub for wrinkle-free skin. (via Brit + Co)

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4.聽Soft Lips: When it comes to pineapples and lips, it can be a tricky little game. For some, the acidity doesn鈥檛 bother them. For others, it can be too painful. Whether you use a natural pineapple slice to exfoliate your lips, or this lip scrub, make sure you wash away the pineapple juice within聽five minutes to prevent the acidity from burning you. (via Briarmuse)

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5. Fewer聽Dark Spots: Fruits that are high in enzymes, like pineapples, are perfect to brighten and soften skin when used topically. Whether you crush it into a paste or use pineapple juice directly with a cotton ball, it will help聽get rid of the dark spots on your face for subtle, lighter skin. (via The 36th Avenue)

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6.聽Healthy Hair: Do you panic after taking a shower when it seems like Chewbacca joined you last minute? Well, panic no more! Just by consuming pineapples, you are strengthening your hair follicles. The large amount of vitamin C and antioxidants that fight free radicals will improve their elasticity and thickness by making them聽more resistant to breakage. If you don鈥檛 feel like eating pineapples, use this shampoo as a great substitute for stronger, healthier hair. (via Lush)

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7.聽Healthy Cuticles and Nails: If you are the type of person that constantly has dry hands, then try using a pineapple paste to heal your聽cracked聽cuticles and聽nails. Nails are usually brittle due to vitamin deficiency. By eating pineapples, you are already healing your nails from within. You can also use a cotton ball full of pineapple juice to rub all over the tips of your fingers for beautiful soft nails and cuticles. (via Divine Caroline)

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8.聽Firm, Flexible Skin: Pineapple juice is simply amazing. It聽synthesizes collagen, which creates firm, flexible skin. Vitamin C aids in cell and tissue repair to keep you looking young. You can also directly rub pineapples over your face to speed up the process. Just rinse afterwards to get rid of the acidic juices. Repeat this treatment every three days so you don鈥檛 overkill your skin. (via Veria)

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9.聽Pedi-ReadyFeet: If you are on your feet all the time, this food scrub is perfect for you. Pineapples, as we know, are a great exfoliator and can help聽get rid of any dry skin and cracks on your聽feet. After one use, it should break down the dead skin and help flight inflammation and swelling.聽(via Setting For Four)

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10.聽Exfoliated Skin: Pineapples are the perfect exfoliator. You can directly use slices of them all over your skin while you are in the shower, or use this body scrub for a lasting glow. Using pineapples to exfoliate will stimulate the collagen production all over your body. (via Hello Natural)

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11.聽Clearer Complexion: Another benefit of using pineapples topically is how fast they can get rid of acne. The bromelain enzymes helps in acne treatments and rids the skin of blotchiness. When used topically, it naturally unclogs pores and dissolves blackheads. Use this scrub for 15 minutes to get rid of acne scars.聽The ascorbic acid in pineapples will make the scars slowly fade.聽(via Hello Natural)

How do you use pineapples for your everyday beauty? Tell us in the comments below!

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