Grapefruit is more than just a delicious citrus fruit, it is surprisingly beneficial for your skin as well. Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, grapefruits work to deliver nourishment to the skin and reveal a brighter, tighter, healthier complexion. Now that you know how beneficial grapefruit can be for your skin, it’s time to read all about why.
Protects skin against environmental factors like sun damage and pollution. Grapefruits are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, meaning they work to ward off skin damage that may be caused by sun exposure or pollutants in the atmosphere. A 2017 study evaluated the roles of vitamin C in skin health and found that it immensely protects the skin from excessive sun damage and aging. The retinol antioxidants found in grapefruit may also work to repair damaged skin, promoting a smoother, more even complexion.
Combats dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of collagen, the main support system of skin health and a youthful complexion. A 2009 study conducted on mice found that grapefruit slowed the cell aging process. Grapefruit also contains natural astringent properties that can even work to tighten pores and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin C in grapefruits also works to brighten skin tone by fading dark spots and preventing new ones from forming. This is done so through limiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that contributes to excess melanin forming dark spots and pigmentation.
Promotes a healthy skin microbiome. Your skin’s microbiome is the outermost layer of the skin, home to millions of living bacteria and fungi. A healthy skin microbiome is very important in deciding how your skin feels, looks and acts. The sugars contained in grapefruits work to promote a healthy skin microbiome through the balance of probiotics and prebiotics as good bacteria and what good bacteria needs to feed off of. All the tiny microorganisms that live on the surface of your skin work to keep it resilient and balanced.
How can you experience the benefits?
Grapefruit may prove beneficial to your skin when consumed or topically applied. Eating a grapefruit will still give you the skin benefits and help keep your skin hydrated through the fruit’s high-water content. Consuming it may also be beneficial for your entire body, with collagen-boosting results. However, it can be difficult to consume enough grapefruits to actually experience it’s benefits. Applying grapefruit topically, like in a serum or moisturizer, can have visibly noticeable benefits when it comes to clearing skin, smoothing out your complexion and promoting a more youthful appearance. Adding grapefruit extract to your skincare routine can also be the easiest way to deliver vitamin C to your skin. Fyab’s Blemish Control Serum is formulated with grapefruit extract to deliver powerful antioxidants directly to the skin and combat breakouts and discoloration.

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