Skin is the most sensitive organ in our body that gets affected by surroundings easily. No matter, how much we try to cover and protect it; it gets damaged by the sun and other environmental factors. In such a case, we need something that sloughs off dead skin cells along with tan that has accumulated all over the face due to more melanin synthesis, and there cannot be a better option than lemon and sugar scrub. Lemon has properties which removes tan, cleans up the skin and clears the pores. Sugar adds to its benefits by acting as a powerful exfoliating agent.
½ fresh lemon
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp organic honey
Why these ingredients?
Lemon- It is highly rich in vitamin C and is commonly used to suppress age spots and treat sun damaged skin. It also helps tighten the pores and brightens the complexion.
Sugar- Sugar acts as an exfoliator and gently sloughs off all the dead cells on the body, thereby improving the overall texture of the skin.
Olive Oil- It is an excellent emollient that deeply nourishes and cleanses the skin. It also helps combat the signs of aging.
Honey- Honey is a natural antioxidant and antibacterial agent that protects the skin from environmental damage as well as nourishes and moisturizes it efficaciously.
How to prepare?
Step 1 : Mix together lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. You can add less of olive oil, if you want thick consistency, or add the mentioned amount for medium consistency.
Step 2 : Add honey and whisk quickly and gently to attain a medium consistency.
Step 3 : Finally, add the sugar and mix together all the ingredients well.
DIY homemade lemon and honey tan removal scrub is ready!
How to apply?
To use it as a face scrub, apply on clean face, and gently rub it in a circular motion, massaging for 2-3 minutes. Leave it on for 5-7 minutes, and rinse off with cold water and pat your skin dry. You can apply a moisturizer, if your skin feels too dry.