Lemon and Sugar scrub is one of the easiest beauty tricks, commonly used to whiten nails as well as soften scaly elbows, rough hands and dry feet. Even if your fridge serves as a royal palace for a couple of water bottles, you can still make this simple scrub. One of the common drawbacks of making organic recipes is that their ingredients have a limited shelf life and expire within a few days. Not this recipe though, lemons can accompany your water bottle and stay fresh in your refrigerator for a month, and sugar stays good for years.
Here’s why this recipe is so good. Lemon juice helps in removing dead skin cells, while sugar is used to exfoliate the skin. And because we are feeling adventurous, we will use honey to naturally retain moisture in the skin. To prepare our skin for this scrub, we will be using Olive oil which is filled with anti-inflammatory properties, great for dry or sensitive skin.
Start out by squeezing 2 tbsp of lemon juice in a small bowl without the seeds. Add 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of honey to the bowl, and mix thoroughly. Our lemony scrub is now ready! But before you start scrubbing your face with it, massage 1 tbsp of olive oil onto your skin to counter any damage from the sugar granules. Now scrub the lemon and sugar mixture all over your face and body, especially your nails, knees, elbows and feet. Rinse your skin with cold water and apply your usual moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and radiant throughout the day.
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If you enjoyed this little beauty trick, don’t forget to checkout “Lemon: 7 Ways To Get Glowing With A Few Squeezes”, where we discuss the benefits of lemon and some cautions too!