Grapefruit is a citrus fruit which is commonly used to cleanse and refresh the skin. Grapefruits are rich in vitamin C and calcium, they are excellent natural cleansers and natural antioxidants, therefore they contribute to a healthier complexion.
When applied locally, the citric acid removes dead skin cells to obtain a brighter and cleaner appearance. Grapefruit also contains alpha hydroxyl acid, an ingredient that increases the strength of the outer layer of skin, which means that you’ll have less wrinkles.
If you want to have bright and healthy skin, try out this homemade facial scrub with grapefruit.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
- Mix all ingredients together, moisten your fingers with water and then rub the mixture on your face and gently exfoliate the skin for 2 minutes, using upward, circular motions. Then rinse with water.
- If you have sensitive or damaged skin, maybe you should wait for the skin to heal before exfoliating, because it can cause irritation.