DIY Lemon Facial Scrub

                    I am so into DIY beauty recipes. I love the idea of going into your kitchen and cooking up a facial scrub or hair mask for very little cost.    


I plan on posting a lot of different DIY treatments for all sorts of things. I just want you guys to know I would never post a DIY recipe that I haven’t tried on myself. Please share any of your own DIY secrets and please comment. xOxO!

This is one of my favorite facial scrubs. I actually got the idea from Kandee Johnson, for you guys that aren’t familiar with her she’s a well known YouTube guru and a well known makeup artist. Check out her YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/kandeejohnson

WHY IS THIS SO EFFECTIVE?  This is great for removing dead skin. The lemon works with helping acne, blackheads, brown spots/discoloration from the sun. The sugar is a wonderful exfoliator while smoothing the skin. It makes your skin feel so soft afterwards and its almost like having a mini face peel because it sloughs off the top layer of your skin. Trust me, you guys will love it!!


  • One lemon or organic lemon juice (either one is fine, just try and make sure the lemon juice is organic. You want to avoid putting any chemicals or ingredients on your face) 

  • Granulated Sugar 

  • A few cotton balls or cotton pads

Step 1: You want to start off with clean skin (at least make sure you don’t have any makeup on). Splash your face with warm water to open the pores.

Step 2: If your using a lemon squeeze the juice out of the lemon into a small bowl or dish. If using the lemon juice take one of your cotton balls or pads and saturate it with the lemon juice. Then sprinkle about a teaspoon of sugar onto your cotton ball (actually you can even use a washcloth if you prefer).

Step 3. Start scrubbing and buffing your face in circular motions. Try and concentrate on the areas that have the most problems like your T-Zone or any other areas that you feel need the most help. Keep buffing all around your face, make sure you get up where the hairline is (especially if you don’t wash your face everyday).

Step 4: Rinse your face off like you normally would, if you happen to get any in your mouth don’t worry it taste just like lemonade

-If your face feels like its stinging or it causes any irritation you can dilute the lemon juice with water.


  1. I really like this Kelly...two ingredients, yaaaaay. Seems simple enough. I will try it this weekend. Thnx!

  2. I tried this DIY today and I really like it. My complexion looks more even and my skin feels firmer. I will continue to use this. I wasn't sure how long to leave it on so I left it on for about 10 minutes. Thanks again

  3. Your not supposed to leave it on, your supposed to just keep exfoliating your face with the cotton ball (or pad). Oops, that's my fault for not explaining that but now that I think of it theres nothing wrong with leaving it on for a few minutes, if It worked for you then why not. Im glad you liked it :)

  4. aimie8:45 AM

    I've done something like this before and It was lovely. A great cheap alternative to high street brands full of chemicals!!
    Lots of Love Aimie



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