Sunday, January 17, 2010

Natural grapefruit treatments

Great grapefruit beauty treatments

Grapefruit are a great way to bring a bit of summer into your gloomy winter skincare routine. Their fresh citrus scent is an instant pick me up -- and bonus! The smell actually makes people perceive you as younger. Here are some other natural beauty secrets:

Shining smile
The secret to a great smile starts with healthy gums and vitamin C, which is found in grapefruit, helps keep teeth healthy by promoting healthy gum tissue.

Fresh face
Pamper yourself with a natural, fresh face wash using red grapefruit. Grind half of one grapefruit in a blender (peel included) with a splash of millk and some sugar. Blend until mixture is well combined and then warm the mixture in the microwave just until warm. Stir until thickened. Spread the mixture over your face, lightly rubbing the sugar into your skin until it dissolves, then rinse.

Grapefruit salt scrub

Salt scrubs are great for exfoliating and moisturizing at the same time. Try this recipe to make your own at home (it keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks).

1/2 cup kosher salt
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp. grapefruit zest
1 cup almond or sesame oil

Stir all ingredients together and store in an air-tight container. Voila! You just made your own grapefruit scrub to use all over your body (but because of the salt we recommend you avoid your face or freshly shaven legs!).


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