So, last night, after a great workout with Allan and my good friend, Bronwen and an impromptu sushi dinner, we went to the best fresh veggie/fruit market near our condo. I love going here because everything is so crisp, the colors are so vibrant and it's very inexpensive. I was perusing the rows, looking for inspiration for this DIY post, and smelled the most amazing scent. So, I followed my nose (ha) and it took me directly to the most fragrant bunch of pink grapefruits I'd ever smelled. Needless to say, I knew exactly what I was going to create...
One half of a pink grapefruit, peel included
1 Tbsp. milk (I use skim milk myself)
1 Tsp. sugar (add more for a thicker consistency)
Grind the grapefruit (including the peel) in a blender and add the milk and sugar. Once blended completely, place mixture in a microwave until just warm. (About 15 seconds). Spread mixture on your face, gently rubbing the sugar in your skin until it dissolves. Remove with warm water.
Why this works? Grapefruits are packed with Vitamin C (in fact, in one half grapefruit there is 78.1% of the daily recommended allowance of Vitamin C.....wow). Vitamin C is fantastic for your skin because it promotes the production of collagen which gives skin elasticity AND it helps reduce damage to the skin from free radicals. All in all, Vitamin C does wonders for your skin and it will keep you looking younger, longer!
This face wash is perfect for summer! Not only does it smell great but your skin will feel extremely refreshed too. And another thing, since sugar is a natural exfoliant, your skin will be glowing when you've rinsed this concoction off.
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