During the winter, cold and dry weather can wreak havoc on your skin. While it would be nice to spend every weekend at the spa getting luxurious facials and other relaxing treatments, for most of us, that just isn’t possible. However, that does not mean we’re not deserving of alternative forms of R&R! There are plenty of ways you can bring the spa to you, and believe it or not, most of the ingredients you need to do so are probably already sitting in your pantry. A great example of this is a salted lemon facial scrub. It gets rid of any buildup that has accumulated on your face, helps with blackheads, and gives you a fresh glow that makes you feel fabulous and renewed! To find out how to put this lovely home treatment together, check out the quick and easy tutorial below!
What You Need
- Warm water
- 1 fresh lemon
- Paring knife
- Table salt
Start by dampening your face with a warm washcloth to open your pores. This will optimize the scrub’s effect.
Next, cut your lemon in half and gently squeeze out a bit of juice from one of the halves.
Sprinkle approximately one teaspoon of salt on this half, and then squeeze the other piece of lemon over it.
Rub the salted lemon all over your face in a circular motion. Focus on trouble areas and make sure you avoid your eyes (for obvious reasons).
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Finally, take your warm washcloth and wipe the scrub away.
Pat your face dry to reveal ultra smooth, clean skin!
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-If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, you can use bottled lemon juice
-Instead of salt, you can use either brown or white granulated sugar
-Repeat this process as often as you want, but avoid everyday use, as this may cause irritation
-Remember to use sunscreen every day!
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To see a full video demo of this natural facial scrub, check out the video below!
Main image via flickr / Elena Kovyrzina