You might already know that fruits have a lot of skin and hair benefits, especially citrus fruits. And the one fruit that has been quite a rage for a while now is the vitamin C-rich grapefruit. You can consume grapefruit to get all its phenomenal benefits, but you can also use this fruit to make DIY face scrubs and hair masks. Grapefruit has been getting all the attention for all the right reasons. If you don’t already know about the grapefruit benefits, we’re going to list them out for you.
Grapefruit Benefits for the Skin:
- It Limits the Impact of UV Rays: As grapefruit is packed with the goodness of vitamin C, it can help protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. The free radicals in your body are responsible for any skin damage. But the antioxidant activity of vitamin C battles these free radicals and limits their impact on your skin cells. Vitamin C in grapefruit also helps increase the chances of cell survival after they’re exposed to UV rays.
- It Decreases Photodamage or Formation of Wrinkles: Photodamage and natural ageing are two of the processes that are capable of bringing many changes to your skin. Photodamage occurs when your skin is exposed to too much UV light. This can also make your skin suffer from loss of elasticity which results in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Grapefruit for skin works wonders as it can enhance collagen protein synthesis and help repair any type of skin damage. The collagen can then keep your skin looking wrinkle-free and radiant.
Grapefruit DIY Face Scrub: Extract juice of half a grapefruit, strain the seeds or pulp if any. Combine the juice with two tablespoons of sugar into a bowl and pour some avocado oil into the mixture. You can also add lavender essential oil for some fragrance. Apply the face scrub once you mix it nicely and carefully wash your face once you’ve scrubbed your entire face.
You can follow it up with the Pure Sense Rejuvenating Grapefruit Revitalising Face Cleansing Gel to make sure you’ve got rid of all the residue. The grapefruit cleansing gel will deeply and gently cleanse your skin. As it has vitamin C in it, this cleansing gel can also transform a dull complexion by boosting collagen production in your skin.
Grapefruit Benefits for the Hair:
- It Removes Dandruff: Grapefruit for hair works best for getting rid of dandruff. Vitamins and antioxidants in the grapefruit juice help lower the yeast amount in your system and kill the fungus that causes dandruff. This in turn gives you a healthier and cleaner scalp.
- It Gets Rid of Hair Product Buildup: Hair products can also damage your hair which makes them lose natural shine. Grapefruit juice can be used to remove the product buildup that is caused by hair products. This ultimately results in brighter and smoother hair.
Grapefruit DIY Hair Mask: Whip up a hair mask using half a cup of grapefruit juice and mix it with a few drops of grapefruit essential oil, orange, lemon and sage. Apply this hair mask all over your scalp and hair and let it rest for 30 minutes before you wash it with regular shampoo and conditioner. This DIY hair mask will help you clean the scalp and achieve bouncy hair.
To cleanse your hair and conditioner them, we’d recommend you try the Pure Sense Grapefruit Revitalising Hair Care Combo. This combo comes with Grapefruit Revitalising Hair Cleanser & Hair Conditioner. The hair cleanser removes impurities and combats excess oil production in the scalp. The hair conditioner leaves your locks smoother and bouncier.