Exfoliating Facial Citrus Scrub Recipe

March 14, 2014

Face Exfoliation 

Why Should You Exfoliate?

Citrus Scrub Recipe

We have all heard that we should exfoliate our skin, especially our faces. But why?

To start, exfoliating removes dry loose dead skin cells so new ones can replace them. 
If you do not remove those skin cells, you could get wrinkles!


That's enough said right there, but I must tell you more!

Exfoliating helps to soften rough dry skin, most of the roughness could be from dead skin cells that have taken up residence on your face. Eewww ;-)

Is your skin acne prone? Exfoliating helps to remove the skin that clogs pores and creates those troublesome breakouts. Trust me, I know all about this subject!!

When you exfoliate it helps your face absorb your moisturizer better. Wait, what?
Yes, when you do not have a layer of gunk {aka. dead skin} on your face the moisture can actually get to your pores.

I am going to share with you a simple recipe anyone can make at home.

What you will need:

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 olive oil
 juice of half lemon
1 Tablespoon honey

Here's what to do:

Slice your lemon in half, juice only one half into your bowl. Don't forget to remove the seeds.

Stir in the olive oil and honey.

Add your sugar.

When you get ready to start pin your hair back so it doesn't get all messy.

Dip the other half of the lemon into the scrub. Then apply to your face.

No one ever said trying to slather your face with sugar scrub and taking a picture while doing it would be so hard! Hahahaha!!

Ok, don't laugh but here are my attempts!!

I'm such a dork! Don't you like my mustache?

Let sit for 5 minutes, then rinse with a warm wash cloth. No need to moisturize afterwards!

Your face will be soft and smooth!


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  1. I love this, it's so simple, and so much better than using all of those alcohol based products to clean your skin. Visiting from the Chain Linky Climb.

    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      I agree. Products from the store break me out!

  2. Love this, so simple and good for your skin. I love using lemon on my face, it really brightens and clears up my skin. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      Yes I agree. Thanks for reading!

  3. I have everything needed available so I have no excuse to not do this Brandy!

    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      Nope, no excuse! Hahaha-get going!

  4. Like this, so simple! Going to try this!

    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      You will like it! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thanks for sharing this. I'm definitely going to try it. laurie

    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      You are welcome. Hope you like it!

  6. I'm pinning this for later. Thanks so much. I saw this at #PrettyPintasticParty! :)


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