Grapefruit is a fruit that is a hybrid variety of two fruits sweet orange and pomelo. It is known as Chakotra in Hindi. This spherical fruit is deliciously tasty and sweet. Like any wonderful fruit, this too has many benefits for the health of the body, skin and hair. It is basically from the orange and lemon family and thus possesses special characteristics of these fruits as well!

Here we will be discussing why and how to use grapefruit to enhance the beauty.

1- Removes extra oil from the skin- Just like lemon, grapefruit has the quality to keep away the extra oil from the skin. It works like an astringent for the skin. This further helps in keeping away pimples and acne which are caused by the presence of excess sebum and skin oils.

How to use- Take some grapefruit juice and apply it all over the face with a cotton ball. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

2- Imparts freshness to the skin- The vitamin C content of grapefruit keeps the skin fresh and young. It also helps in curing diseases like dermatitis and keeps the skin healthy.

How to use- Eat grapefruit on a regular basis to get the nourishment of vitamins. Or use a face wash or cleanser with grapefruit extracts.

3- Exfoliates skin- Grapefruit can be used in the form of a scrub to remove dead skin cells and get a clear and glowing skin.

How to use- Take some oatmeal flour and mix some grapefruit juice in it. Mix them properly and apply this paste on the face and neck. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

4- Cleanses skin deeply- It is a natural cleanser and cleans the skin gently. This cleansing quality makes it an important ingredient in various Skin Care Products.

How to use- Take some grapefruit peel powder. Mix a little olive oil to it and borax powder to it. Apply this paste on the face and wait till the face dries. Wash with water.

5- Sun Tanning- The antioxidants present in grapefruits reduces the tanning effect on the skin. It can be used in the form of a face mask.

How to use- Use grapefruit peel powder and honey in the form of a paste. Apply this like a face mask and remove it after 20 minutes. This helps in clearing off the tanning.

6- Better hair growth- Grapefruit enhances the blood circulation and stimulates hair growth. It is also beneficial for eliminating dandruff from the hair.

How to use- Apply some grapefruit juice to the scalp. Massage it for few minutes. Wash it after 15-20 minutes.

7- Reduces Signs of ageing- This fruit is rich in beta-carotene and collagen. Beta-carotene helps in slowing down the process of ageing and collagen repairs the damaged skin. Using grapefruit can show you visible results of reduced signs of ageing.

How to use- Take some honey, oatmeal powder and grapefruit juice. Mix all the three ingredients into a paste. Apply this paste and let it stay for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

Look gorgeous after using grapefruits like never before. Keep smiling Keep Glowing!