when life throws you lemons.

make your own lemon face scrub!

All you need is fresh lemon juice and… sugar!

The juice of one lemon alone can last you over a week, I wouldn’t keep it past five days tho. Once you’ve squeezed the lemon dry, I would suggest storing it in an airtight container and popping it in the refrigerator.

To make the scrub, measure one teaspoon of sugar into a small saucer. Add to that about a 3/4 teaspoon of lemon juice. Dip your fingers into the mix and apply to your face, gently scrubbing as you go along. The sugar acts as a natural exfoliant. You might experience some stinging if you have exposed zits, but don’t worry too much about it, it goes away quite quickly! Once you’ve worked everything into your skin, let it sit for as long as you can. You might want to keep some tissues close as the sugar may melt and drip so be prepared to dab away any “lemon syrup”. I leave it on for about half an hour at least until the mix has somewhat dried, then wash gently with warm water and finish with a splash of cold water to close the pores.

Lemon is known to be a natural bleach, and of course a source of vitamins, overtime it should aid in lightening scars. It must be true since there are a handful of products out there containing lemon essence. You’ll be surprised how soft your skin will feel from the very first time you use it! Let me know if it works for you once you’ve tried it.

As for the rest of the lemon, you can leave what’s left of the lemon uncovered in the fridge to neutralise any odors. And since you only need about 3/4 teaspoon of juice each time, you can add lemon juice to your drinking water, tea, or make yourself a glass of honey lemon!

Considering one lemon only costs about $0.30, I’d say that truly is money well spent! xx

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