You must have tried many creams, serums, and oils on your face. Does your skin still looks dull, flaky and many shades of blah? And so now you are in search of another “miracle” product. Before you shell out for any other product, try this easy DIY scrub first for a brighter, smoother complexion.
Homemade Lemon Face And Body Scrub For Brighter, Smoother Complexion
Thanks to the fusion of skin friendly natural ingredients, this lemon-sugar scrub helps hydrate & make your skin brighter, super smooth & glow-y instantly.
Really, it’s that good. Just make sure that you use it before bed, though. The reason is that although lemon is an effective astringent, but it’s a photo -sensitizer too – meaning that it increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
How Do You Make Lemon Sugar Scrub?
Before I tell you the recipe, let us first see what are skin benefits of the ingredients:
Lemon: It’s a rich natural source of vitamin C, which is generally used to lighten sun and age spots and even out skin tone. It works as a natural astringent too, so can tightens skin pores and brightens the complexion.
Sugar: It acts as a natural exfoliator. Moreover, it contains glycolic acid which evens out skin tone, cleans pores, and improves overall skin texture by sloughing off dead, dull skin cells.
Olive Oil: It’s a great natural source of vitamin E, an ingredient known for soothing and healing skin. Furthermore, it has natural moisturizing property and is often used for its anti-aging benefits as well.
Honey: It’s a natural humectant, so locks water into the skin and keeps the complexion hydrated. Moreover, being high in anti-oxidants it works as a great ingredient for anti aging benefits. It’s also full of antibacterial properties that can help reducing breakouts, so is beneficial for acne-prone skin.
You will need:
(i) Lemon: 1/2
(ii) Sugar: 1/2 cup, granulated
(iii) Olive oil: 1 tablespoon; extra virgin
(iv) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic
(i) Take a fresh 1/2 melon, squeeze out its juice and mix with the olive oil in a glass bowl. Mix them well.
(ii) Add in the honey and stir the mixture until the ingredients bind together into a medium-to-thick consistency. Now add in the sugar and mix thoroughly.
(iii) Add or reduce the amount of olive oil and honey depending on the consistency you want your scrub to be. This is a matter of personal preference.
(iv) You can also add a bit of more sugar if you sense that the scrub would not be enough for you.
As A Body Scrub
Apply onto your body, focusing on elbows, knees, feet and hands (particularly paying closer attention to nails and cuticles). Now, rub using your fingers in circular motions for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse. Enjoy the silky softness of your much brighter and super smooth skin.
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As A Face Scrub
This lemon and sugar scrub also works great for the face. But make sure not to scrub hard. Just use it with your fingers, gently in circular motions. This scrub is great for those who suffer from breakouts and acne because all of the ingredients are good for acne-prone skin. Sugar gets rid of dead skin cells and cleans pores, lemon shrinks pores and evens out the skin tone, olive oil heals acne scaring, and honey averts future breakouts.
To use on face, apply it to clean face in gentle, circular motions. Don’t use it on cuts or open wounds because lemon has a tendency to sting. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse it off with cool water.
There are many ways to make a lemon and sugar scrub, but this one is the easiest and most effective.
Make a fresh batch every 2-3 weeks, to ensure that ingredients are fresh and work their magic best.