Friday, August 17, 2012

Honey Lemon Facial Scrub

Woohoo!!! Who doesn't love a clean face? Well, I just whipped up a batch of my own honey lemon face scrub. It took about 3-4 minutes to make and the finished product smells so good! I had planned on making this so earlier today I made a trip to Goodwill to look for some little containers with lids so I could store it in. I only found two but they will work just fine. 

Here are the ingredients I used:

1/2 cup Organic sugar
Juice from 1/2 of Organic lemon
1 Tablespoon Organic Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Organic Honey

First combine the lemon juice and olive oil. Stir until blended completely. Then add in honey and continue stirring. Lastly, add in the sugar. You can add more or less, depending on how you want the texture of your scrub to be. For mine I added about an extra tablespoon or two. 

To use: Apply to fingers and scrub with gentle, circular motions for at least one minute. At this point you can rinse it off or you can leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. You can really smell the honey in this scrub so just don't be tempted to eat it!  :) 

The ingredients in this scrub make it ideal for those with acne-prone skin. Sugar cleans pores and removes dead skin cells. Lemon evens out skin tone and tightens pores while the honey helps prevent future breakouts. 

There are many other scrubs I would like to try but I have found this one to work quite well for my skin type. It works great for a morning or evening scrub. No matter what time of the day you choose to use it, your face will thank you and you will surely notice how soft it leaves your skin feeling!