Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DIY Facial Scrub

Buying bottles and bottles of skin products can be very expensive. From cleansers, to toners, moisturizers and masks: the dollars really add up. They are also full of unnatural additives and preservatives, and sometimes your skin needs a little bit of au natural pampering. I make this at home scrub with three simple ingredients I can guarantee everyone has in their kitchen. Your skin will thank you! Here is the recipe:
In a small dish combine Sugar, honey and lemon juice (bottled or fresh). There are no exact measurements, just use enough until you create a liquidy-paste consistency. Apply to damp skin with damp fingertips and massage in circular motions around your face, making sure you are careful around your delicate eye area. Then rinse, and there you have it, clean, smooth, soft skin.

Here's a lowdown on the three ingredients and WHY they are so good for your skin:
Sugar: the sugar acts as a gentle exfoliant that scrubs away dead skin cells that causes dull skin and eventually clogs your pores and leads to breakouts. I think sugar is a good choice compared to other "natural" alternatives like ground apricot pit, as in St. Ive's famous scrub, the particles do not have rough or sharp edges that give your skin microscopic cuts.

Honey: Honey has been a beauty staple for thousands of years. I think I remember reading somewhere that even Cleopatra used it on her skin to keep it looking its best. The reason honey is so good for your skin is because it is a natural antibacterial as well as a natural moisturizer. The benefits of honey for your skin is endless regardless of your skin type. Thank you Mr. Bee :)

Lemon: I use lemon in this recipe because of its acidic properties. The natural fruit enzymes help to buff away dead skin cells, as well as brightening the skin and reducing dark spots from either aging or post-acne marks. If you have overly sensitive skin I would suggest starting out with a little amount.

I hope you decide to try this recipe yourself. Comment below and let me know if you liked it.
Lots of love,

1 comment:

  1. OMG ! This sounds wicked, I am deffo gunner try it, how did you come up with this loool ? xxx


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