We are in the month of love, February – and a clean, DIY beauty routine is a wonderful and easy way to extend that loving spirit into the world of self care. Lemons are an endlessly versatile fruit, and can be as helpful in a skincare routine as they can in the kitchen. At their core, lemons are a wonderful source of Vitamin C, which helps to promote collagen production and skin renewal. Additionally, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) are a key component of exfoliation, and can help to brighten the skin and lessen acne scarring, leaving the user with healthy, glowing skin.
Lemon Toner – Every good skincare routine has multiple components. Megan Roosevelt has the perfect DIY toner – without the harmful chemicals and mystery ingredients one might find in a store.
Directions: Simply add all ingredients to a jar or bottle with a well-fitting lid. Shake well and use!
Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub
This homemade remedy from Ami Desai is perfect for skin rejuvenation – whether it’s for a date night or just a self-pampering night in.
Directions: Cut lemon in half and sprinkle sugar on top of one half of the lemon. Add honey for moisture. Rub lemon half over face and leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse. It’s easy as that!