Ingredient to Love: Grapefruit

grapefruitGrapefruit is getting loads of praise for it’s health benefits. It is considered much more than a low calorie breakfast. According to recent medical studies, it may also boost the effects of certain cancer fighting drugs:

“Grapefruit Juice Shrinks Tumors”

In addition to this great discovery, grapefruit is also a well-known skin care ingredient!

Grapefruit seed extract can be poisonous if ingested in large amounts. However, when used in topically it is very gentle and acts as a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial agent for the skin and nails. This ingredient is used for skin conditions like acne and used on the nail beds to prevent fungus.

As an essential oil, grapefruit is uplifting for the mood and stimulating for the skin. This stimulation makes it useful for combating the appearance of cellulite and increasing circulation to bring a glow to the skin! This essential oil also has cleansing properties, which makes it a popular ingredient in natural cleansers and toners.

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  1. […] grapefruit is wonderful for the skin. We’ve mentioned our love for this ingredient before here, and wanted to add two of our favorite at-home spa recipes that use it! Grapefruit contains large […]

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