How to Make a Grapefruit Facial Mask

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Grapefruit makes for a yummy snack, but this power fruit’s uses extend far beyond the kitchen. You can use grapefruit to make a facial mask for your skin. The citric acid in grapefruits helps to exfoliate dead skin and boost collagen, and the vitamin C in the fruit brightens and tones your complexion. Because it’s a natural ingredient -- unlike store-bought facial masks -- you know exactly what you’re putting on your face, and it's suitable for all skin types. As you slice up a grapefruit for breakfast to go along with your toast, save some to whip up a homemade facial mask.

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Peel ½ of a grapefruit with a knife and put the flesh into a blender. Zest up half of the grapefruit skin with a zester, and put that in the blender as well.

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Add a few drops of sweet almond oil, 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of oats. Blend all the ingredients together to form a spreadable paste. If the mixture is too runny, add in a pinch of flour to thicken it up so it will spread and stay on your skin.

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Pour the mixture into a bowl, then spread it onto your face and neck. Avoid getting the mask into your eyes.

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Leave the facial mask on for about 20 minutes. Rinse the mask from your face with warm water. Pat your skin to dry with a towel, then apply moisturizer to rehydrate your skin.