I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling with acne. I keep getting acne in the dead center of my forehead, directly between my brows. As soon as one disappears, another takes its place a few millimeters to the left or right. And they all leave a dark mark – spot.spot.spot *sigh* And it just sucks @&*!
Today, I came across the page of one of Antigua’s home grown aspiring models, Joanna Copeland aka Jay, and while going through her pics I saw her ‘testimonial’ on the use of a DIY Lemon-Sugar Scrub that was effective in taking away the left over scars from her acne breakouts.
I WAS SOLD INSTANTLY!
These are Jay’s photos of her acne scars and her skin today [if these do not inspire you to use this treatment, I don’t know what will!]
|Photos are over a THREE (3) MONTH time span|
This is what Jay had to say about the scrub, “…after some research and hearing what other persons said about the LEMON AND SUGAR mask I said I’ll give that a try. So, I have [now] been [using it] for the past 3 months. After the 1st month I saw nothing happening and was about to give up..but I didn’t …[and guess what?] It HELPED =) This helped me a lot …[tho]it may not work for everyone… .For the first month i used it day and night – everyday, but now i only use it twice a week”
Lemon & Sugar Face & Body Scrub
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
1/2 cup of sugar [brown works well]
1 Tbsp of olive oil
1 Tbsp of organic honey [optional]
1 bowl with lid for storage
- You can add or subtract the amount of olive oil and honey that you use depending on how thick you want your scrub to be.
- I would keep the lemon to the juice of half freshly cut lemon for every 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
How to Use
Benefits of the Ingredients:
Lemon – A natural source of Vitamin C; an ingredient commonly used to lighten sun and age spots and even out skin tone; A natural astringent that tightens pores and brightens the complexion.
Sugar – A natural exfoliator; a natural source of glycolic acid which evens out skin tone, cleans pores, and improves overall skin texture by removing dead, dull skin cells.
Olive Oil – High in Vitamin E which soothes and heals skin; a natural moisturizing ingredient often used for it’s anti-aging benefits.
Honey – A natural source of anti-oxidants making it a perfect ingredients for age preventions; a natural humectant so it locks water into the skin keeping the complexion hydrated; the antibacterial properties benefit acne-prone skin by reducing breakouts.
How Often to Use:
For Smaller/Daily Batches Use:
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
Olive oil (just enough to form a paste)
Honey if you have it
Let me know if you try it and how it works for you and happy acne-scar-fighting!!
P.S. – here is a link to Jay’s Facebook Page. Go on over and show some L.O.V.E! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jay/506977669366487
|Ms Joanna Copeland – Antiguan|