The juicy citrus fruit of the grapefruit is useful not only internally, but also on the skin. With its pulp, wonderful anti-ageing masks are...
The juicy citrus fruit of the grapefruit is useful not only internally, but also on the skin. With its pulp, wonderful anti-ageing masks are obtained. It contains a large amount of vitamins A, B1 and B6, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus. Grapefruit is the "champion" in the content of organic acids, essential oils, pectin, phytoncides and naringin (antioxidant), which makes it possible to use it in dietetics, cosmetology and aromatherapy. But remember: grapefruit is contraindicated in case of an allergic reaction to citrus fruits.
What is citrus capable of?
Grapefruit in face masks will help with many problems, including aesthetic ones. Namely:
Smoothes wrinkles, make them less noticeable and deep.
Tones the skin, improves the complexion.
Normalizes sebum production.
Has a slight whitening effect.
Help fight minor skin inflammations.
Refreshes ageing skin. Useful for those who work hard and do not get enough sleep.
Fights flaking, pale skin, signs of fatigue and stress.
Saturates the skin with vitamins and minerals.
DIY mask recipes
To prepare masks from grapefruit with their own hands, they use pulp, juice, zest, as well as essential oils (it is better to buy the latter in the store and get juice, zest and pulp at home).
Brightening face mask
Cut the ripe grapefruit into thin slices and put on the face. Lie for 20 minutes, then wash with cool water and apply the cream.
Mask for oily skin
Squeeze out 50 ml of grapefruit juice (store juice will not work) and mix with wheat flour (to get a thick mass). Apply to face for 20 minutes, then rinse. The mask eliminates irritation, has an antiseptic effect, and tightens pores.
Grapefruit Moisturizing Mask
Combine together one egg yolk, a tablespoon of grapefruit juice and one teaspoon of liquid honey. Stir until smooth and apply on face for a quarter of an hour. The composition nourishes and moisturizes dry skin.
Anti-wrinkle mask for all skin types
Combine in equal proportions grapefruit juice, fat sour cream and carrot juice, add a little rice flour. Apply to face and neck and rinse off after 20 minutes. The mask improves complexion, nourishes and moisturizes the skin, making fine wrinkles less visible.
Mask for ageing skin
Combine one tablespoon of grapefruit juice and one teaspoon of unrefined olive oil, add rice flour. The consistency should be such that the mass can be applied to the face (so that it does not drain). Leave for 20 minutes. To obtain a pronounced effect, it is recommended to do the procedure within a month (every 4 days).
Alternatively, grapefruit essential oil can be added to the bath. Just a few drops can lift your mood and relieve fatigue.
if your skin is too sensitive;
if the skin has a large number of sores, scratches, cracks, pimples and blackheads;
if the skin is burnt in the sun;
with individual intolerance.
To make sure that the pulp and juice of grapefruit are right for you, do a quick test on a small (sensitive) area of skin, for example, on the elbow. If no irritation occurs within 15–20 minutes, the product can be used.