Sugar scrubs are amazing for keeping your skin smooth and soft. But store bought scrubs can be expensive, not very effective and full of chemicals.
Making DIY scrubs at home is a simple way to get smooth skin without splashing the cash.
This three ingredient lemon sugar scrub is so simple to make, and will leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh.
Check out how to make it below!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE LEMON SUGAR SCRUB
As well as having only three ingredients, you only need three things to make this scrub; it really is that simple!
- A bowl to mix the ingredients in
- A spoon to mix the ingredients
- An airtight container or jar to store the scrub
LEMON SUGAR SCRUB INGREDIENTS
This recipe only uses three ingredients:
- White sugar (8 tablespoons)
- Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
- 1/2 a lemon
LEMON SUGAR SCRUB INGREDIENTS BENEFITS
For this scrub you only need three ingredients, but are natural and have a lot of benefits:
The fine granules in sugar exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, tightens the skin and improves circulation. This means it’ll help to make your skin super soft and glow. Sugar can also help your skin to be moisturised as it’s a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air (which there will be loads of in your shower!).
Lemon contains a lot of vitamin C which is an antioxidant, and helps the production of collagen. It is also antibacterial which makes it a great cleanser, plus it’s anti-fungal. As it also contains citric acid, lemon is a natural exfoliator that lightens dark spots and brightens the skin.
Full of antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin A, E, D and K, olive oil is amazing for softening your skin. Olive oil also contains squalene, which is antibacterial and promotes new cell growth.
HOW TO MAKE THE LEMON SUGAR SCRUB
- Put 8 tablespoons of sugar into a large bowl.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the bowl.
- Mix ingredients together using a spoon
HOW TO STORE AND USE THE LEMON SUGAR SCRUB
Thinly slice the lemon and place in the bottom of an air tight container or jar, then pour the scrub on top. The lemon slices will add more juice to the scrub over time, making sure it stays effective.
Use frequently for beautiful, glowing skin!