Lemon & Sugar
Today you can walk into a store and find 100’s of beauty treatment products on the self. The sad thing is most are made up of chemicals and other harmful ingredients.
The FDA does not regulate all beauty products. In the US there are 1,100 ingredients used in beauty products that are banned in other countries like Japan, Canada, and members of the European Union.
Stop and read that again.
There are easy and inexpensive ways to make your own products that are free of these harmful ingredients and are great for your skin. Do you also know that the skin is the largest organ in our bodies and that what we put on it is absorbed in under 34 seconds!
Lemon juice has so many great benefits. Here are some for the skin.
1. They heal acne and remove blackheads.
2. They lighten dark spots and blemishes.
3. They get rid of oily skin.
8. They soothe chapped lips.
9. They cleanse the face and body.
Another great inexpensive item is sugar.
1. Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they’ll actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.
2. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin.
3. Sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.
On my shelf in my shower I have organic sugar that has been mixed with Grapeseed oil and some organic lemon juice. Just before entering into the shower I grab a small round cotton pad. I moisten my face with some warm water to open my pores and it helps the sugar & Grapeseed mix stay on my face. I then soak the cotton round with the lemon juice and start to buff my skin in a circular motion. I make sure to pay extra attention to my nose, hair line, and my decolletage. After about a minute or two I rinse my face and it is on with the rest of my shower.
It is suggested to use brown sugar due to the skin on the face being so delicate, but I like to use white sugar. Please make sure you are not buffing to hard and you are not scratching your skin or experiencing any irritations.
It is great to add essential oils too for even more benefits. If you are interested in buying some you can visit my online store, Holistic Essentials.