Gaga for Grapefruit Toner

A clarifying home spa toner.

If the sunny skies of Florida aren’t in the forecast for your next vacay, get in the jet-setting spirit with this citrusy toner. We got this clarifying skin solution from Miami makeup and nationally recognized beauty maven Miriam Behar. This grapefruit toner gives your complexion an instant wakeup call and brightens with the power of all-natural citric acid. With just a few ingredients found in your kitchen, get a just back from the beach glow without the jetlag!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 whole grapefruit
  • A pinch of rosemary, sage, thyme, mint or marjoram

Here’s what you do:

Juice the grapefruit and pour into a bottle. Add  your favorite herb or a mixture of herbs to the solution to infuse the citric acid. Stir ingredients together and let the mixture sit for several hours for the ingredients and the essence to saturate. Soak a cotton ball with the mixture and sweep the surface of skin to refresh (tip: avoid eyes and sensitive skin areas).

If you’re crunched for time, an easer alternative is to squeeze the juice from a grapefruit and swab over skin with a cotton ball. Delivers instant illuminating effects with no wait time required. Also, be sure to slather on the sunscreen. Natural citrus oils may make your skin temporarily sensitive to the sun.

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