It’s a scorcher here today in NYC and I’m doing all can I can to stay cool. On a day like today, your pores can become clogged from perspiration especially for those of us who wear makeup. Today, I want to share with you what I do to exfoliate my skin, unclog my pores and keep my skin glowing.
Honey, Lemon and Sugar Scrub
Honey serves as a great moisturizer and with it’s antibacterial properties, it helps to reduce skin problems such as acne. It has loads of antioxidants which is good for wrinkles. It also clarifies the skin by opening up and unclogging the pores.
Lemon helps to diminish scars and age spots. It also has antibacterial properties which helps to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts. Lemon juice is also a natural exfoliant and acts a gentle skin peel that removes the top layer of dead skin cells.
Sugar (I use brown sugar) is an easy way to remove dead skin cells by acting as a scrub. It serves as a natural exfoliant due to it’s small particles. It’s used in many body scrubs to exfoliate dead skin cells which leads to healthy, glowing skin.
What you will need:
1-2 tbs of raw sugar
1 tsp of honey
1/2 to 1 tsp of lemon depending on how thick or thin you want the scrub.
Mix ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply to skin moving in circular motions until entire face is covered. Leave on for 10-15 mins and wash with warm water. Your skin should feel soft and smooth.
And before I leave, here’s a peek what I wore today in this hot weather.