Are you looking for a natural anti-aging recipe to boost the overall wellness of your skin? Pair honey with lemon and sugar and you’ve got yourself a natural brightening, cleansing, and exfoliating anti-aging powerhouse!
Lemon is high in Vitamin C, which can lighten sun spots and hyperpigmentation, brighten your complexion, even out skin tone, and tighten pores. Olive oil acts as a natural soothing moisturizer high in Vitamin E; it can also prevent acne scarring. Honey is anti-bacterial, moisturizing, and full of antioxidants, making it great for preventing and treating breakouts, dry skin, and other signs of aging. Sugar is a gentle, natural exfoliant that will scrub away dead skin cells and leave your skin smooth, your pores clear, and your complexion glowing.
Here’s what you need:
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup granulated sugar
Mix lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl; add honey and stir until fully incorporated. Add sugar and mix well.
To use this as a body scrub, apply with gentle circular motions all over your body, paying extra attention to spots that tend to have more dry, dead skin build-up (elbows, knees, feet, and hands). Leave on for 3-5 minutes, then rise.
For a face scrub, apply to a clean face in gentle circular motions. Avoid the eye area and areas that have open wounds – lemon juice stings! Let sit for 7-10 minutes and rinse with cool water. This is an ideal scrub for acne-prone or acne-scarred skin.
With antioxidant-rich, anti-bacterial honey, brightening and tightening lemon juice, moisturizing and healing olive oil, and exfoliating sugar, this recipe will leave your skin looking and feeling young, radiant, and healthy.