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Papaya or Pineapple for the Skin – Enzyme Formulas

Papaya or Pineapple for the Skin – Enzyme Formulas

Both papaya and pineapple contain enzymes that soften and heal the skin.

The enzymes in these fruits fight free-radical damage and are known to reduce age spots and fine lines and leave the skin supple. They also cleanse the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface.

Here is how to use these healing fruits on your skin:

1 slice green papaya or 1 tablespoon papaya juice


1 slice ripe pineapple or 1 tablespoon pineapple juice

Massage the fruit or juice onto your face. Although the fruit is sticky, it is best to let it dry completely (it takes about 10 minutes), before rinsing with warm water and patting dry. Rub your hand over your face to feel just how much softer and more supple the skin feels!

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:56PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013


4:35PM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

good and fast! T.U

7:56PM PDT on Mar 15, 2013


11:21AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

Thank you

6:38AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

3:52PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thanks! Going to try this

3:10PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

I love pineapples and papayas... thanks for the article ;)

11:27PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

Going to try this, Thanks!

10:47PM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

oved the tips

12:55PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

Mmmmm , let's give it a try, it won't hurt right? Thanks for the tips Annie.

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very Interesting. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Thanks. All the cats like it if I can stay home.....

Thank You for sharing =)


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