As much as we wish otherwise, we can't turn back the hands of time. We can, however, remove signs of aging from our skin with the help of the contents of our kitchens.
Along with wrinkles and loss of elasticity, dark spots are one of the most common ways age shows itself through the skin. According to the Mayo Clinic, this hyperpigmentation is typically a result of exposure to UV light. Those who spend more time in the sun have a higher risk of developing these spots, but genetics play a large role as well. True age spots (not melanoma or other skin lesions) are generally benign. From a cosmetic standpoint, they are more of an annoyance than anything else.
However, it is possible to fade these pesky dark spots. WebMD has compiled a list of various antiaging products available to purchase, but there are also homespun remedies that target discoloration. In the informative video below, Farah Dhukai shares her DIY recipe for an easy-yet-effective antiaging facial treatment that leaves the skin feeling smoother and looking brighter. The process is simple and only requires one ingredient — a ripe pineapple.
Dhukai begins with a clean, bare face. From there, she dices the pineapple into small pieces, then rubs one of those segments onto the areas afflicted with age spots. She steams her face for approximately two minutes before washing the pineapple residue off. According to Dhukai, this treatment may cause a tingling sensation for those with sensitive skin, so be wary. In the video, she states that she applies this pineapple facial three times a week for "soft, healthy,