Get Your Grapefruit On! How this Citrus Benefits Your Beauty Routine

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Irresistibly sweet and deliciously juicy, grapefruit is most often enjoyed as a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. But did you know this nutritious citrus also acts as an amazing natural skin care ingredient? It benefits the outside of your body just as much as it does the inside. As an oil or an extract, grapefruit is featured in a variety of MyChelle products to benefit the skin.The Benefits of Grapefruit: A Skincare Gem

How does grapefruit benefit skin?

Grapefruit seed extract has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it a vital addition to anti-blemish and oil-controlling formulas. Grapefruit peel oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and skin purifying, while exhibiting astringent and tightening properties relieving congestion and limiting excess sebum (oil). Sounds pretty good, right? That’s not all!

Other ways to get grapefruit benefits

Natural grapefruit seed extract supplements can be incorporated into your diet to provide your skin, body and hair with potent bioflavonoids and vitamin C. You might also add a couple of drops of grapefruit essential oil to a glass of water to ingest the rich antioxidants and nutrients. Or, try adding grapefruit essential oil to your bath for an aromatic and nourishing soak. Essential oils can also be mixed into your favorite creams, lotions and shampoos to boost antioxidant activity.

MyChelle Oil-Free Grapefruit Cream
Oil free and lightweight, this day or night cream nourishes breakout-prone skin without clogging pores.

Get your grapefruit on!

The following MyChelle products are loaded with this hidden skin-loving gem: