Dryness, dullness, and wrinkles are just a few of the most common skin issues women face every day. If you've searched far and wide for skincare products to help you battle these, but haven't found yet the right one for you, perhaps it's time to overhaul your daily routine. Consider incorporating yuzu, a citrus fruit originating in East Asia.
Yuzu is like a small grapefruit appearing in varying shades of green and yellow depending on its ripeness
Yuzu, also known as the Japanese citron, isn't really a new ingredient. The citrus fruit that looks like the lovechild of lemon and orange has long been prized in countries such as Japan for its pleasing fragrance and health benefits. It's a popular culinary ingredient for local recipes, with it appearing in a variety of dishes — from savoury meals to delectable desserts. Aside from being a kitchen favourite, it's also a common winter practise in Japan to enrich warm baths with the fruit. It's such a popular activity during the cold season that visitors would find hot spring resorts filled with the floating yellow fruits. Often done during the winter solstice, soaking in the citron-steeped bath called yuzuyu, warms the mind and body, and is believed to ward off illnesses.