Thursday, March 19, 2015

Honey, Lemon, Sugar Scrub

I was feeling the need to do a facial exfoliation after hearing about one of Christie Brinkley's secrets to aging well...exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Here's what you need:

1/2 cup of granulated sugar 
1 tbsp olive oil 
1 tbsp of honey 
1/2 of a lemon, fresh

Now is the hard part. Mix the sugar, oil, honey and lemon together until they are blended well. Voila! Add it to your favorite jar and "Easy peasey, lemon squeezy" it's done!

Lemon:  Acts as a natural brightener while evening skin tone.
Olive Oil:  Excellent moisturizer packed full of antioxidants to protect against sun damage and environmental pollutants.
Sugar:  Granules for scrubbing away dead skin cells.
Honey:  A moisturizer excellent for skin without clogging any pores. Effective for assisting to prevent and clear acne. Anti- aging. 

When making home made scrubs feel free to choose from a variety of other ingredients. 
1). Choose your oils. Organic almond, organic coconut, jojoba, organic olive, rose hip oils are all excellent choices for your skin. 
2). Sugar. Choose either white or brown sugar. Both work great to exfoliate dead skin!
3). Choose more than just fresh lemon juice. You may like to add the lemon rind in addition. You may also prefer to use essential oils such as lavender, rose or orange.  The right kind of essential oils have excellent benefits for skin and can otherwise be used to make your scrub smell oh so nice!

Enjoy your super soft skin!

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