A clarifying, revitalizing grapefruit mask.
This delightfully refreshing and clarifying facial mask came our way from nationally recognized bridal makeup artist and beauty expert Miriam Behar. A highly sought makeup maven in the south Florida area, she says this easy grapefruit mask works for most skin types and preps the skin for a smooth makeup application or for an anytime natural glow. Plus, the citrusy scent will give you a boost of energy for any special occasion.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 whole grapefruit
- 3/4 cup whole milk yogurt
Here’s what you do:
First, use a zester to grate the rind of the grapefruit into a bowl. Then, mix in the yogurt. Once smooth, apply the mask to your face with clean fingers or a soft facial brush, taking care to avoid the eyes. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes and then rinse, tone and apply moisturizer. For a natural and revitalizing toner, simply saturate a cotton ball with fresh grapefruit juice and swab the face and neck. And finally, avoid sun exposure directly after using this mask or liberally slather on the sunscreen. Natural citrus oils can make your skin temporarily sensitive to the sun.
Learn more about the health and beauty benefits of grapefruits at gofloridagrapefruit.com.
Get more revitalizing grapefruit recipes here.
Can you use grapefruit powder for your face mask instead of zest?
Lisa Kasanicky says
I’m not familiar with grapefruit powder. The essential oils in the rind are powerfully healing. Not sure what the powder is made of.