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Fresh, bright, glowing skin with brown sugar, honey and lemon juice scrub | Cherie
Fresh, bright, glowing skin with brown sugar, honey and lemon juice scrub | Cherie
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Fresh, bright, glowing skin with brown sugar, honey and lemon juice scrub

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Anne_
Spending too much time indoors is definitely not ideal for the skin. And since I’ve started working from home, I noticed that my skin was getting more and more dull. The combination of too much air con, not enough sun and fresh air made my skin look tired, lifeless and dehydrated.   And this is when I saw an article online about fruit acids and how they are used to exfoliate the skin for more brightness. Of course, they were talking about ingredients to look for in skincare products, but I didn’t have time for this! I wanted to try it right that moment! So, after another quick google search, I came up with my own, all natural, homemade scrub!   I used a spoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, just enough to help me get a thick paste. I mixed all ingredients together on a plate as I didn’t have a glass jar available. I used a teaspoon, but you can mix them with your fingers too. Once I got what I thought was a good consistency for my scrub, I cleansed my face and applied the paste. I applied it with my fingers while rubbing gently with circular movements. I avoided the eye area (lemon juice and sensitive skin!), but I’ve applied plenty on the lips as honey should be great for hydrating them. After about 2 minutes of massage, I let the paste on the face and waited for another 30 minutes before rinsing it off with plenty of warm water. It is sticky and I ate most of it from my lips, but my face got all smooth and bright after.   The brown sugar is great for mechanical exfoliation and I needed to be careful not to damage the skin when rubbing. Lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, so it is good for chemical exfoliation. For me the combination worked so well that I decided to use it about once per week!
Jun. 8, 2020
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TrinaJNo no no please don’t put lemon juice on your face! It’s way too acidic
Dec. 2, 2020
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