I have been searching for the perfect face scrub and mask for what seems like ages. Recently, I stumbled upon a sugar lemon wax on the wonders of the web. I quickly realized that it can more than a wax if the consistency and viscosity of the formula were changed a little so I played around with them.
Sugar and lemon together have great benefits for the skin. The lemon helps to cleanse skin pores since it's an acid and the sugar helps to provide a sticky scrub.
This is a great 2-in-1 scrub and mask for anyone who is looking for a quick and easy formula which is made from two everyday household products. You can repeat this face scrub/mask as often as you like. It takes about two minutes to produce the scrub and ten to fifteen minutes for letting the mask set before beginning to scrub.
Using this quick and easy scrub gives you more time to enjoy your skin and waste less time managing it!
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons of white granulated sugar
- Mixing supplies (small mixing bowl and a spoon, popsicle stick or stir stick)
(Note: Ratio of lemon juice to sugar is 1 to 2)
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Step 1: Creating the Scrub/Mask
To create the scrub/mask, squeeze the juice of one fresh lemon and measure 1 1/2 teaspoon. Make to sure to use fresh lemon juice since it has added benefits for the skin. Add the lemon juice to a small mixing bowl. Next, measure 2 1/2 teaspoons of white granulated sugar and add it to the lemon juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Do not stir to dissolve the sugar once the second one-half teaspoon of sugar is added. The undissolved sugar will make it the perfect face scrub consistency. (Note: The ratio of lemon to sugar is 1 to 2 for increases or decreases in the quantity of the scrub/mask.)
Step 2: Applying the Face Scrub/Mask
Before applying this face scrub/mask, don't forget to put up your hair, preferably a bun if you have long hair or a ponytail if you have medium or short hair. Make sure all bangs are held back with a hairband because a sticky substance in hair is never fun to clean. Use your fingers to apply the face scrub/mask evenly on your face and make sure to go around the eyebrows. Try to avoid creating an overly thick layer because it will take longer for it to dry, as well as, make it drip off your face creating a mess. Let the face scrub/mask sit for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the face scrub/mask feels somewhat dry and sticky to the touch.
Step 3: Washing Off the Face Scrub/Mask
After the face scrub/mask has achieved a somewhat dry and sticky to the touch texture, coat your hands with a little bit of dry granulated sugar. Using this sugar begin to scrub your face with your hands in a circular motion. When scrubbing, make sure to avoid the eyebrows and any loose hair strands. Continue scrubbing for 1 to 2 minutes and then rinse off with water. Pat your skin dry and moisturize with lotion, serum or oil. Don't forget to enjoy your soft and beautiful skin!
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