We all know grapefruit has some great benefits for our health but did you know it can also do wonders for your skin? Is grapefruit really good for your skin? Well, if you’re after a glowing, radiant complexion, then your search ends here! Fruits are naturally packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that protect and nourish your skin. Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons and grapefruits are packed with vitamin C that brighten the skin and protect it from free radical damage. So, while it’s not advisable to slather your face with this fruit, you can reap its benefits in carefully concocted skincare products. Let’s find out exactly how this citrus fruit can benefit your skin.
1. Is a powerful antioxidant
This fruit is a potent source of vitamin C, making it a great antioxidant. It helps ward off damage caused by exposure to environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution. It also makes grapefruit a great skin brightener – it inhibits the excess production of melanin, preventing dark spots and fading the ones you already have. It also contains vitamin A, which makes it great for ageing skin as it increases skin cell turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Gently exfoliates your skin
Grapefruit is chock full of various AHAs – namely citric, tartaric and malic. While these are mild, they dissolve the ‘glue’ holding dead skin cells together. As it is so gentle, it is great for sensitive skin too. Ultimately, it’ll leave you with fresher, brighter skin.
3. Brightens the skin
If you’re looking for vibrant, healthy skin, this is the skincare ingredient to add to your shelf. Rich in beta carotene, grapefruit transforms dull, dehydrated skin and leaves your complexion beautifully radiant. It also contains lycopene that reduces redness and inflammation, leaving you with even toned skin.
4. Produces collagen
The vitamin C content in this stimulates the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is the structural protein necessary in the maintenance of skin elasticity. It depletes with age, causing wrinkles, sagging and dullness. Vitamin C is crucial in the production of collagen, meaning it’ll keep your skin looking and feeling younger and firmer for longer.
5. Reduces free radical damage
Free radicals are elements that attack healthy cells, causing premature cell death. Grapefruit directly attacks these free radicals, making sure they don’t cause damage to the skin, by binding to these free radicals, rendering them unable to do any damage. It also helps restore those damaged skin cells by promoting collagen synthesis.
6. Promotes a healthy skin microbiome
Grapefruit also contains sugars which are prebiotics – meaning they are important for balancing and keeping the skin biome healthy. While probiotics are good bacteria which keep skin healthy, prebiotics are what they feed on – you can’t have one without the other! A healthy skin microbiome is what keeps the skin balanced, resilient and less reactive.
7. Deep cleanses
Bet you didn’t know that this humble fruit is a great natural source of salicylic acid. It deep cleanses the pores and heals breakouts to dramatically improve the texture of the skin. It also dissolves skin impurities to unclog the pores. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties making it great for acne-prone and oily skin.
Wondering how to include this wonder fruit in your skincare routine?
Quench has an entire range which possesses the wonderful benefits of grapefruit, in our bestselling range called the Mon Cherry Range. Here’s a simple skincare routine you can follow for soft, glowing skin.
- Double cleanse your skin for great results!
We are fans of the Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm which is powered by grapefruit, moringa seed oil and cherry blossom. It dissolves as soon as you apply, and works beautifully to remove makeup, dirt and grime to leave you with soft, supple and glowing skin.
- Unclog pores and detox your complexion
Once or twice a week when your skin is asking for a bit more, give it a deep detox with the Mon Cherry Brightening Pink Clay Mask which hydrates your skin while pulling out impurities from deep within, It also boosts skin radiance with its high content of glycerin, giving you luminous skin.
- Boost up your skin hydration
Is any Korean skincare routine complete without a sheet mask? We don’t think so! Try the Mon Cherry Sheet Mask for Bright and Clear Skin. It contains pearl extracts and grapefruit which deeply hydrates and refreshes the skin. Use it after a long day of work to reset your skin and your senses!
- Moisturise your skin daily
This is a step you shouldn’t miss! If you’re not the one for moisturizers that leave your skin feeling greasy, try the Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel that nourishes the skin with 2% niacinamide and gives it a radiant glow. It is super light and absorbs instantly without any greasy feel.
- Brighten your skin overnight
When you sleep is when your skin goes into repair mode. Now is the best time to give your skin a little extra something with the Mon Cherry Overnight Peeling Mask that gently exfoliates the skin and leaves it plump, happy and glowing. Just apply a thin layer and head to bed!
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