Whenever you use an orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit, make sure to save the peel, which contains skin-rejuvenating essential oils.
Citrus does double duty: The acid in the oil helps loosen the dead top layer of skin, and the ground-up peels slough it off.
- Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask is left on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes. $23 for six; murad.com
- Kiss My Face Start Up Exfoliating Face Wash gently renews with alpha hydroxy acids from fruit. $15; kissmyface.com
- Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator has a blend of natural fruit acids that removes the top layer of skin. $45; jurlique.com
A natural exfoliator from Janice Cox, author of "Natural Beauty at Home."
- 1 Tbsp. dried citrus peel, chopped and finely ground in a food processor
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp. pure honey
- 1/4 cup vitamin E oil
- 2 Tbsp. cornmeal
Mix the ingredients until well blended and massage on a damp face. Rinse well with warm water and finish with a splash of cold. Though the scrub's nicest when used fresh, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.