Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lemon and Sugar face scrub

Simple, simple idea with only 2 ingredients. Just a warning - don't get any of it in your eyes. A mite painful. Not that I did anything that silly...

Lemon is good for lightening and evening skin tone (e.g freckles, spots, fake tan mistakes) and this cleanses and exfoliates your face.

You'll need:
- a cotton ball or pad
- lemon juice
- sugar

Wet your face with warm water.

Squeeze the juice onto the pad and sprinkle on a pinch of sugar. Rub it over your face, avoiding the eye area. Don't scrub too hard either. The sugar is quite abrasive and lemon is a natural exfoliant itself. You only need to do it for about 30 seconds but you can stop scrubbing and leave the juice on for longer if you want. Don't leave undiluted lemon juice on too long, though.

Rinse off with warm water. Feel the smoothness :)

Wash it off right away if it is irritating to your skin. Another option if you find your skin too sensitive is to dilute the lemon juice with water for a milder scrub.

Fresh squeezed lemon juice is best, since it contains none of the 'extras' like preservatives etc of your standard bottle from the supermarket, but bottled will do if you have no fresh lemons.

I used plain old white sugar, but you can use any type - raw sugar for a grainer scrub, or caster or brown sugar for a finer one.

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