2. Grapefruit and Brown Sugar Facial Scrub

When you slough away dead skin cells with a facial scrub, you are left with soft and glowing skin. Using sugar to make homemade facial scrubs creates a great texture to get those dead skin cells off. Grapefruit is high in vitamin C to clear and brighten your skin. However, you should use this only once per week because of how acidic grapefruit is. Also, you can test it on your arm first because it is less sensitive, before applying to face to see if your skin will adversely react to the acid.


½ pink grapefruit, peeled

1 cup brown sugar

water or grapefruit juice, as needed


Toss the grapefruit and sugar into your blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. If you're having trouble getting things moving in the blender, add the water or grapefruit juice - 1 tablespoon at a time - until things are blending up nicely. To apply, wash your face as usual, then gently massage 1-2 tablespoons of the scrub into your still-damp skin. If you like, you can let it sit on your face for a few minutes before gently wiping the scrub away with a warm, damp wash cloth. Follow up with a good facial moisturizer.

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