While growing up I had pimples & acnes all over my face, making me feel ugly all the time. All my teenage life and long after that as well, I used to live in the fear that I will wake up with some pimple somewhere on my face.
Here I may sound like those teleshopping ads we see on TV, but in reality I did try everything on planet earth that everyone asked me to do, in order to get rid of the pimples on my face, that popped up any random morning. Some remedies that I tried had no effect at all and others like multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) & Sandalwood Powder (Chandan) paste did give relief, but were not effective in making the pimples go away.
Anyways, I continued to live with them, cursing them each day. What choice did I have, Sigh! There were especially some days/ seasons (rainy & humid) which made these damn pimples/ acne popped up on the whole face. And since I shifted base to Malaysia (known for humid weather), my situation worsened.
Then came the solution
I read about Lemon Sugar Scrub somewhere & decided to try it. I was amazed at how effective it turned out to be. I wish I had known of it earlier. You start feeling great from the first day itself and the pimples vanish. They may take 2-3 days to fully disappear, but they go away, without hurting or irritating. Those who suffer from the pimple/ ache problem will relate to what I am saying.
- Sugar: 1-1.5 tea spoon
- Lemon: Half Cut (only because it is easier to hold)
How to Apply:
- Wash your face.
- Put the sugar in a bowl.
- Hold the lemon & bring it in contact with sugar.
- Give a gentle squeeze.
- Now apply the lemon by rubbing it all over the face as well as neck in circular motion for 2-3 minutes.
- Leave this lemon sugar scrub on your face for 5 minutes (it feels sticky, but bear with it ☺)
- Rinse with cold water
Dry your face and then pat it with rose water dipped rosewater or apply ice cube.
I just love the smell and the feel of rose water, so I use that, but ice cube is as effective. Let the rose water / ice cube water dry itself on the face.
That is it. Simple but very effective… You will feel instant softness when you touch your face.
I have been using this scrub for years now. Besides keeping me away from pimples, it keeps my skin clean and allergy free.
There are 2 additional ingredients to use, if you want to make a Lemon Sugar body scrub.
- Olive Oil: 1 tea spoon
- Honey: 1 tea spoon
(Use the same proportion for increasing the quantity)
Use this scrub at the difficult areas, like albows and knees. The process is the same. Rub in circular motion for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it.
Weight loss is working on mind, body and soul. Eating healthy is important but so is staying healthy. Taking care of your skin and body comes naturally once you start losing weight. These tips will come handy then.
If you are reading this post but are lucky not to have acne or pimple problem, you can still use this natural homemade scrub for a softer skin.
Please do try it and let me know your comments in the box below.