On a day like today, there couldn't be a more perfect time to wish for Florida sunshine! For those of us unable to take a break from this winter weather, Florida Grapefruit will be paying Boston a special visit, hosting an event in February (more details to be announced). I have been chosen to be the New England beauty spokesperson to represent the Florida Department of Citrus, and promote the health and beauty benefits associated with Florida Grapefruit.
Here is a little preview of the beauty regimen I will be discussing at the event. These easy to-do facial treatments are a great way to entertain those of you who are stuck home during this blizzard. Enjoy!
Grapefruit Face Wash
Grind half of one grapefruit in the blender (peel included), with some sugar and a splash of milk. Warm the blended mixture in the microwave, using a microwave-safe bowl, just until warm. Stir until thickened. Spread the mixture over your face, lightly rubbing the sugar into your skin until it dissolves. Rinse.
Grapefruit Salt Scrub
Try this fragrant body scrub for the winter months. This scrub keeps in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
1 tablespoon Florida grapefruit zest
1 cup almond or sesame oil
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Stir all ingredients together and store in an air-tight container. (Avoid using body scrub on face or freshly shaven legs.)
Makes 1-1/2 cups