This August, we celebrate 50 years of independence of our beautiful island home by giving back to our adopted charity – O’Joy Elderly Services. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Revive, Makeup Cleanser will be donated to O’Joy Elderly Services.
Eat it. Drink it. Rub it on your skin. Whichever way you slice it, the grapefruit has healing properties that can improve one’s skin quality.
With that said, grapefruit has a distinctive tanginess that may not suit everyone’s taste buds. But a way to attaining great complexion is to add it into your diet. The tangy fruit is well reported to boost one’s health by flushing toxins from the body, thereby having a compounding positive effects on one’s skin!
If you do not appreciate its unique taste, do not fret, as you can incorporate the fruit into your skincare regime instead. The exotic fruit has been gaining popularity as it is increasingly touted as a beauty must-have and the secret to a beautiful complexion. An excellent source of vitamin C, it’s one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, vitamins A and E and minerals.
Here are five reasons why you should start applying grapefruit onto your skin:
1. Grapefruit is Great for Anti-ageing
Vitamins found in grapefruit stimulate collagen production, which enhances the plumpness and suppleness of your skin. Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, your skin will appear fuller and more youthful. Especially beneficial for aging skin, grapefruit is known to improve skin’s elasticity and reverse the signs of aging.
2. It Evens Out Skintones
Rich in anti-oxidants such as retinol, grapefruit renews damaged skin and treats skin pigmentation. Essentially, it evens out your skin tone, leaving you fresh-faced with a clear and bright complexion. Aside from rejuvenating your skin, it makes the skin softer and firmer to the touch.
3. It Even Fights Free Radicals
Grapefruit contains vital minerals, such as potassium, which helps smoothen wrinkles and act as protective shields against harmful UV rays.
High in water content, grapefruit hydrates your skin by creating a moisture barrier. This barrier makes the skin more resistant to environmental pollutants, as well as free-radical damage from sun exposure. As summer approaches, make grapefruit the snack of your choice to protect your skin.
4. It Also Reduces Acne
If you struggle with acne, grapefruit can help by gently controlling outbreaks. Due to its exfoliating nature, it is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. Healing the skin naturally with its antibacterial properties, grapefruit can aid you in your quest in fighting acne.
5. It’s A Real Smooth Talker
Use this citrus fruit to get rid of dark and rough patches on your knees and elbows. Packed with Vitamin C that helps to fade dark spots, grapefruit can be an effective way to lighten discolouration while smoothening its texture. Unsightly and rough textures be-gone!
Chamomile tea is something we hear very often. It is in tea and sometimes, it is added as garnishing on meals. Chamomile contains nutrients that you need on a daily basis. These benefits include:
1. It accelerates the healing process and also disinfects the wounds.
2. It is an all-natural skin bleach. It lightens your complexion and gives it a healthy glow.
3. It helps to soothe skin irritation and sunburn.
4. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants that helps you fight acne and breakouts. It also helps to eliminate acne scars.
5. It also helps to protect skin from radical damage.
Porcelain’s Revive, Makeup Cleanser has chamomile as one of its key active ingredients. It is a pre-cleanser that doubles up as a makeup remover. Also it is suitable even for sensitive skin and is very gentle on the skin. With the orchid extract in the product, it has a very subtle floral scent.
There is a lot of nutrients packed in a tomato that you can just grab at the supermarket that benefits your skin! They contain vitamins that your skin need including:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Antioxidants, lycopene
1. Shrink Your Pores
Tomatoes are an astringent which helps to reduce the size of your pores to make them smaller.
Mix a tablespoon of tomato juice with 3-4 drops of lime juice. Use a cotton ball and spread gently all over your face in circular motion. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
2. Cure Acne
Vitamins A and C are regularly found in acne medication and these two vitamins are also available in tomatoes.
If you have mild acne, cut the tomato in half and rub it all over your face. For severe acne, you can use fresh tomato puree as a mask. Take one tomato and make it into a puree and rub on face. Leave it on for an hour. Rinse and apply moisturizer. Do it on a regular basis.
3. Remove Blackheads
Tomato works as a repellent substance and reduce blackheads while the avocado oil has antiseptic and moisturizing effect. When these two products are combined together, it makes a very good skin care product.
Mash tomatoes and add avocado oil or mash up some avocado as well, mix together and apply it on face. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and wash with warm water.
4, Reduce Inflammation
Tomato cool the skin and neutralize the skin surface, while the yogurt gives the skin a much needed protein, making it more soft and supple.
Add half a tomato and mash it with 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture on face, neck, hand and feet for 20 minutes and wash off.
1. BANANA PEELS
Most of us just throw out the banana peel after enjoying the fruit. While many feel that the skin has no benefits, it actually helps to reduce acne and acne scarring. Here is how you do it!
Just take a small piece of banana peel and rub it on the affected area. Keep rubbing until it turns brown. Leave it on for 30 minutes. As it dries, your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients from the peel. Do it 3 times a day and you will start to see the results!
After a whole day of working and schooling, our skin might be dry and dehydrated with all the environmental aggressors around. Just grab an avocado on your way home as it is a natural moisturizer. Here is how you do it!
Take a small amount of avocado and mash it up. Gently spread it all over your face and neck. Leave it for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
Apart from cleansing, you must exfoliate your skin twice a week, especially for those with oily skin. Did you know that an exfoliant can also be edible? Have half a kiwi and use the other half as your facial scrub. The seeds act as an exfoliator. Also, it has Vitamin C that helps the skin to look young and radiant. Here is how you do it!
Take a quarter of a kiwi and slice it. Gently scrub the kiwi slices all over your face. If you do not want to waste the other quarter, you can mash it up and make a face mask out of it. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash with warm water.
4. ICE CUBES
Who would have thought something so simple could help with our skin care routine right? Ice cubes help to give you a more refreshed and toned complexion. Here is how you do it!
Get some water and freeze it up. You can choose to also add lemon juice or cucumber while you freeze. Grab an ice cube and gently rub it on your face in an outward and upward motion. You can also choose to freeze up green tea to get the anti-inflammatory extracts from it on top of the toned complexion.
There you have it – 4 tips that can help you get better skin. Try it out and you’ll definitely see the results!