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Try this: DIY Sugar Scrub

May 21, 2013

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!

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INGREDIENTS

1/2 fresh lemon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp organic honey

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Scrub after mixing all the ingredients

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!


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One thought on “Try this: DIY Sugar Scrub

  1. Rena

    I start with a clean face, splash warm water to open pores and then take the juice from a wedge of a lemon and pour onto a coottn round, then once soaked with lemon juice I will sprinkle organic sugar.. Then I exfoliate my entire face and neck with it while putting medium pressure and small circles. Once done rinse with warm and then cool water and pat dry. You will not believe the results! Skin is immediately softer, tighter and u will also notice this is great for preventing acne, as the lemon juice kills any bacteria.. This also over time will get rid of sun spots, freckles, fine lines.. Like going to the dermatologist and getting a mini peel or Microdermabrasion , but u are only spending pennies! I swear u will be so impressed u willWant to do this every week.. Oh also removesSelf tanner, in case u went overboard with sunlessTan and need to remove.. I definitely only use real fresh cut lemons not bottled lemon juice ( bottled kind has all preservatives in it which will seep into skin, yuck!) fresh lemonsAnd organic sugar are the way to glow! I mean go but hey you r going to glow too!

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