How Do You Make a Lemon and Sugar Facial Scrub?

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A lemon and sugar facial scrub can be made by combining fresh lemon juice with granulated white sugar and olive oil to create a scrub designed to exfoliate and heal the skin. Honey is added as a source of anti-oxidants which help prevent aging and remove impurities.

Each of the components of a lemon and sugar facial scrub has benefits that help every kind of skin. The recipe for making this scrub requires the following ingredients.

  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 1 bowl with a lid

The olive oil and honey are optional ingredients and the amounts can be adjusted according to personal preference.

  1. Add the olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid. Mix well.
  2. Add in the honey and mix until it reaches a thick consistency and is well incorporated.
  3. Combine the sugar and mix well. Adjust the amount of sugar until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.

To use this scrub on the face, apply a small amount and rub in a circular motion, paying special attention to problem areas. Leave the mixture on for 7 to 10 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Lemon is a natural anti-oxidant and can help to brighten the skin as well as tighten the pores of the face. Combined with sugar, the mixture helps remove dead skin cells and evens out skin tone.

Olive oil is a natural moisturizer which can help diminish the signs of aging and soothe irritated skin. Honey is effective for locking moisture into the skin and has antibacterial properties which helps with acne breakouts.