Health & beauty
DIY Beauty - Grapefruit Scrub
You'd be suprpised how many of our grandmas, great-grandmas and the other "elder" women in our families maintained and preserved their sexy without all the expensive potions and lotions that are mass marketed today. Most of their beauty regimens revolved around things that were in the kitchen, which were cost friendly and free from harmful ingredients or negative side affects. I must admit though there are some beauty rituals I've heard from my grandma that I had to pass on because they were just too disgusting -LOL whether it promised a great outcome.
I'll share one my grandma's beauty secrets for glowing skin - GRAPEFRUIT. Not only does she recommend eating them, and drinking its juice, but she actually recommends using the ‘meat’ of the grapefruit to cleanse your face.
The sugar acts as an exfoliant, the olive oil as a moisturizer, and the grapefruit as an astringent. If you have sensitive skin or cuts on your skin this may sting.
Benefits of Grapefruit for Sensitive Skin *
Grapefruit is an excellent natural antioxidant. It is not only a key ingredient in many wellness and weight loss diets, but also good for skin exfoliation. Grapefruit is rich in citric acid, as it loosens dead skin cells thus exfoliating dry skin. The main cosmetic advantage of grapefruit lies in its content of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), but this may also be also a downside when it comes to sensitive skin.
People that have sensitive skin should be twice as careful about recipes with grapefruit as an ingredient, as it can have a drying or irritating effect. Although most people will find that they can use grapefruit with good results, always try the mixture before buying the cream or lotion.
Did your grandma or other elder woman ever share beauty regimens or recipes with you? What were some of them?