lEMON sKINcARE rECIPES - dIY
For Skin Lightening Effect (All Skin Types): Honey and Lemon Facial Mask:
Your will need:
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions: Mix the two ingredients and apply as a face mask. Rinse off after 20-30 minutes.
lEMON sUGAR sCRUB
Combine 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and the fresh squeezed juice from a quarter of a lemon. Honey's natural antibacterial quality gives this nourishing and moisturizing scrub acne fighting properties, and my skin glows after doing this treatment.
Apply about one quarter of the mixture by gently rubbing it on clean skin, and then leaving it in place for about 5 minutes before rinsing.
You can store the rest of the mixture for later use — just not more often than once every 3 or 4 days.
lEMON + yOGURT pEEL mASK
For this super-gentle exfoliating mask, you’ll need 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best), 1/4 cup of plain yogurt (I use Greek yogurt), and about 1 tablespoon of honey. Yogurt combined with honey makes a great gentle antibacterial cleanser.
Mix the ingredients together until the mixture is uniform, and apply to clean skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
lEMON + aPPLE cIDER vINEGAR fOOT sOAK
In a container large enough for your feet, combine about 10 cups of hot water, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 a cup of salt, and 2 fresh squeezed lemons.
Soak your feet for about 15 minutes; then pat dry, and use a pumice stone to slough off any dead skin.
I should warn you that this isn’t the most fragrant treatment, and the scent can linger a bit, so I recommend doing it before you shower. Or, use the following recipe to exfoliate and diminish the vinegar scent when you’re done.
lEMON + sUGAR fOOT sCRUB
Pamper your feet with this moisturizing, sweet scrub by combining 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and the fresh squeezed juice of 1/2 a lemon. Massage the mix on your feet, rinse, pat dry and moisturize.
One batch of this recipe is the perfect amount for one application of feet, hands and elbows.
- Danielle Lasit