Food Beauty: 2 Homemade Citrus Skincare Products

By Libbie Summers
Photography by Chia Chong
Assisted by David Dempsey
Models: Anna Heritage and Candace Brower

1. Anti Aging Citrus, Green Tea and Turmeric Face Mask
As much as we had a fun time playing with the video for this beauty secret, the truth is it really worked. My face felt so good after using this. Firm and a little tingly each time from the citrus.

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Anti Aging Citrus Green Tea and Turmeric Face Wash
makes approximately 1/3 cup/application for a day
2 cups/x6 (Anna holding above) makes a great gift for a week of treatments
What you need:
1/4 cup prepared Matcha, cooled (can substitute any green tea)
1/2 half lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon ground turmericWhat to do:
In a small mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients.
Use a cotton ball to apply all over face and neck.
Wait 10 minutes.
Rinse with cool water.
Pat dry.
Repeat twice a day (morning and night)

2. Grapefruit and Rosemary Salt Scrub
Trust me, your skin will feel amazing after using this rub. The bonus is the citrus keeps you alert and the rosemary is calming. Somehow it all works without driving you crazy. 

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Grapefruit and Rosemary Salt Scrub
makes about 1 ½ cups

What you need:
1 cup kosher salt
zest of 1 grapefruit
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely minced
½ cup pure organic almond oil
a few drops grapefruit essential oil (optional)

What to do: 
In a small mixing bowl, stir together all the ingredients. Pour into a sterilized jar with a tight fitting lid. (I sterilize mine by running through the dishwasher.)

To use: Stir mixture and apply to a clean body in the shower. Rinse and pat dry with a towel.

Note: Scrub will keep in an air-tight container at room-temperature for 4 months.



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