Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY Recipe: Lemon Honey Facial Scrub

I love my coffee facial scrub but its too harsh for frequent use. For gentler but equally effective exfoliation I used brown sugar for this facial scrub. Try it and tell me what you think:

2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark, not granulated)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (I used the juice from a quarter lemon)

Secure your hair so that it doesn't fall in your face. Rinse your face with warm water to open your pores.
Using a quarter of a lemon, rub the pulp side on your face. Lemon is a natural astringent but use sparingly as it can sting sensitive skin or be too drying for dry skin. You can choose to skip this step, but if you have oily skin this should be helpful.
Apply lemon honey facial scrub using your finger tips. I like to massage in gentle circular motions, avoiding my eyes. Rinse with cool water to close your pores. (I'm wearing a shower cap because I was rinsing in the shower.)


  1. danielle brooks3/20/2012

    have you tried mixing backing soda with your cleanser ?

  2. I've added it to my coffee facial scrub before, about 1/2 teaspoon. My skin is a little too sensitive for it, and it over dries my face. The lemon juice is even too much for my skin at times. I do love adding baking soda to a Dr. Bronner's solution for shampoo! Oh the tingling...