How to make an exfoliating grapefruit mask

The exfoliants , as its name suggests, are products (homemade or industrial) that in one way or another help us when it comes to exfoliating our skin and cleaning it of those impurities that, at times, can get to worry us in excess. That is, they are useful products for eliminate both dead cells and skin impurities , acting in the natural process of cellular renewal of our skin by eliminating those dead cells that are in the epidermis.

As a result when your application is regular (for example once a week), it helps us show off a clean, radiant, pretty and well-groomed skin , since it activates micro-circulation, eliminates impurities, renews cells, reduces dryness of the skin, and fights both cellulite and acne.

Grapefruit mask

He grapefruit It becomes an incredible ingredient when it comes to making a exfoliating mask , since it is a fruit very rich in both vitamin C and antioxidants, which are useful nutrients to neutralize the action of free radicals in cells, helping to prevent premature aging while toning the skin.

Beauty recipe to make a grapefruit exfoliating mask

Ingredients that you need

  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup oat flakes
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Steps to prepare the exfoliating grapefruit mask

Wash the grapefruit well and dry it. Then cut it in half with the help of a knife and use a juicer to get all its juice. Put it in a bowl or bowl.

Then add the oatmeal, yogurt and tablespoons of honey, and mix well so that all the ingredients are integrated.

How to apply and use the grapefruit mask

To apply this mask clean your skin with warm water and neutral soap, and dry it with the help of a soft cotton cloth or towel. Then put some of the mask on your fingers and apply it on clean, dry skin, with gentle movements. Leave on for 20 minutes, then remove with warm water and finish applying your usual moisturizer.

The benefits of grapefruit for the skin

There are many benefits that grapefruit provides when applied to the skin. We highlight below the most important:

  • Very rich in vitamins : grapefruit is especially rich in vitamin C and folic acid, two vitamins that help reduce, prevent and neutralize the negative action of free radicals in cells.
  • Prevents premature aging : thanks precisely to the action of both antioxidants and vitamin C.
  • Tones and cleanses the skin : by helping to renew the cells by eliminating the accumulation of dead cells. In addition, it is useful to eliminate grease and impurities.

Images | akiko yanagawa / brian kelly

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