Edible Skincare: Carrot-Apple-Lemon Brightening Face Scrub

By: Abigail Hueber

For many of us, juicing feels great every step of the way…until we are faced with the question on what to do with all that pulp.

When juicing gives you pulp, make a face scrub! Carrot, apple, lemon juice is an all-star when it comes to bright, beautiful skin! Get the 1-2 punch of not just drinking all those bright beauty boosting-nutrients but use them in your skincare routine to work from the outside in.

How is Carrot-Apple-Lemon a 1-2 punch? 

Carrots contain carotenoids, a bright orange colored phytonutrient, which has been shown to boost the red and yellow tones in our skin to give a glowing appearance without the harmful UV rays of a tan. These phytonutrients are also big players when applied to the exterior of our skin when used as gentle scrub.

Lemons and apples help to gently exfoliate your skin’s surface removing dull and dry skin. Lemons contain citric acid which helps to stimulate exfoliation while the gentle soluble fiber from the apple pulp physically remove buildup.

Gentle enough to use on your face and body, this juice and scrub combo is a great addition to your beauty routine!

Here are more ways to use your pulp.

Ingredients:
3 carrots
1 apple, any variety
1 lemon

Directions:
1. Wash all ingredients.

2. Peel the lemon.

3. Juice the produce.

4. Remove pulp from juice basket and place in a medium-sized bowl.

5. Wash face, neck and hands. Massage pulp onto your face using small, gentle circular movements. Repeat until you have covered your whole face and neck area.

6. Option to leave pulp on face for up to 5 minutes as a face mask or rinse immediately.

7. Apply your favorite moisturizer, sip your fresh juice and start the day with a bright and beautiful complexion!

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Abigail Hueber

Abigail is passionate about helping individuals attain optimal health and well-being through whole-food plant-based diets. She is a Registered Dietitian, having completed her graduate studies at Simmons College and received her BA in Health and Exercise Sciences from Gettysburg College. Abby is the dietitian and wellness director for Newton Country Day School, an all-girls school in Newton, MA where she works to empower girls to develop a healthy relationship with food and their own body. Abby also works with private clients in Boston, MA. Abby is a certified yoga teacher and incorporates the practice of yoga into her school-based wellness curriculum as well as her work with individual clients. When Abby isn’t working with clients or students, she can be found practicing yoga, cooking creative healthy recipes, skiing and spending time with friends and family. Abigail is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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