Grapefruit is quite a useful fruit. It benefits our health in many ways. Like all citrus varieties, this too is rich in vitamin C and various other nutrients that keep our skin healthy and youthful.
Grapefruit peel concentrates all the beneficial characters of the fruit within itself. So, it is no wonder that many beauty and anti-aging products use this grapefruit peel as their important ingredient. Here we list some of the benefits you may reap by using grapefruit peel on the skin.
Grapefruit has been found to have a plethora of anti-ageing benefits. Essential oils extracted from its peel nourish the skin and induces collagen formation that replaces the aging tissues with newer healthier ones. As a result, your skin takes on a firmer appearance. Massaging with the grapefruit peel oil improves blood circulation, detoxifies the skin due to its astringent properties and even helps to reduce cellulite.
The peel when used in facial masks or body scrubs become a great exfoliating agent. It removes the dead cells and all the dirt and grime from your face and body, unmasking your natural radiance. Vitamin C works great, both in and on your body.
This vitamin present in the grapefruit peel retains the elasticity of the skin, keeps the body free of wrinkles and its antioxidant properties protects skin from free radical damage. All the age lines and spots which the sun, your lifestyle and time have produced on your face vanish in thin air. You regain the enviable glowing complexion which makes you look ten years younger.
The peel extract cleans the oiliness of the face and help in fighting acne outbreak by raising the pH level of the skin. Its diuretic nature removes toxins helping to keep the skin surface clean and naturally dry. The astringent qualities of grapefruit peel helps in our fight with rashes, itchy dry skin and certain inflammations and also prevent their occurrence. It gently retextures the skin to form an even skin tone improving our appearance gradually and over a period of time.
Natural Sun Block
Using products that contain grapefruit peel as one of the important ingredients gives you a natural protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. You automatically reduce the chances of developing fine lines or wrinkles, dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation, black and white heads, dry and itchy skin and variety of problems that continuous exposure to sunlight eventually brings. Grapefruit peel even gives protection from skin cancer caused by the UV rays because it contains lycopene.
The antiseptic properties of grapefruit peel make it a natural benefic in case of scrapes, scratches, rashes and inflammation of the skin. It is always preferable that it’s over the counter chemical varieties. Regular and long term use of the grapefruit peel in your beauty products-both homemade and cosmetic brand varieties-not only helps you to battle the myriad skin problems it also prevents their origin in the first place.