Here’s a refreshing scrub you can make using ingredients you probably already have at home. It’s an excellent exfoliator and the ingredients have amazing skin benefits. Lemon is a natural source of vitamin C that brightens, evens out the skin tone and is a natural astringent to tighten pores. Sugar is a natural exfoliator and source of glycolic acid to also help even out skin tone. It improves skin texture by removing impurities and dead skin cells as well. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, a natural healing agent and moisturizer. Finally, honey is a great antioxidant and natural humectant so it keeps skin hydrated and soft. It also is a natural antibacterial to help reduce breakouts when used on the face!
1/2 fresh lemon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp organic honey
Mix lemon juice and olive oil thoroughly. Add the honey and whisk or stir quickly until the ingredients bind together and create a medium thick consistency. Add in sugar and mix.
Apply to body, paying extra attention to elbows, knees, feet and hands. Rub in large, circular motions for 3-5 minutes and rinse. You’ll feel so smooth and refreshed! This is enough for one use on the entire body, but if you want to make more (and maybe store it for later in a tupperware), just remember to use 1/2 a lemon for every 1/2 cup of sugar. This is great to use in between shaves as well.
If you want to use it on the face (it’s great for acne-prone skin!), rub gently and make sure there are no open wounds! Leave on face for 7-10 minutes and rinse. Let me know if you try this and how it worked out for you!