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.)