Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sugar Face Scrub Recipe ♥

Ever had those days when your skin is just feeling a bit.. well.. dull? I've been having a week full of those lately.. paired with a few pesky dry patches. So I thought I'd bust out my favourite remedy for it - this easy peasy lemon squeezey sugar face scrub!


♦  Sugar - I use normal, everyday, granulated sugar, as I find that brown sugar is too harsh for my skin because the granules are larger.

♦   Sweet almond oil - This oil is rich in Vitamin E, has a pleasant but not overpowering smell and absorbs into the skin easily. It helps reduce scarring, smoothing the skin and improving your skin tone.

♦   Freshly squeezed lemon juice or from the bottle if you prefer (optional) - Lemon juice is good for lightening acne scars when used on a regular basis.

(Yes I am aware that that is a very odd shaped lemon.. but I couldn't find one that was normal shaped! >.<)

Aaaaanyway.. onto the method!

1. Add five tablespoons of granulated sugar to a little tub or jar. I'm using a plastic tub with a screw top lid because I feel it is more secure :)
2. Add four tablespoons of almond oil.
3. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional).
4. Mix with a teaspoon until it forms a slightly thick, gritty, white paste. Add a teaspoonful more of almond oil if you feel the texture is too rough.

The result should look something along the lines of this:

How do I use it?

- After washing your face with your cleanser, take a little dollop of the scrub and spread it around your palms and fingers, before massaging it on your wet cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, avoiding the eye and under-eye area.
- Make sure you wash it all off with cool to lukewarm water, and pat dry, before applying a light moisturiser. You won't need much because of how hydrating the sweet almond oil is.

Bonus tips!

- Don't scrub too hard, let the sugar do the work for you. Scrubbing too hard can irritate your skin and make it sore.
- Do not use lemon juice if you have sensitive skin.
- You can use this up to 2/3 times a week.
- If you do not have sweet almond oil on hand, you can substitute it for olive oil. I prefer sweet almond oil because I find it absorbs into the skin better, and I don't feel like I need to wash my face with cleanser again.
- You can use this as a body scrub too, but don't forget to moisturise after!
- I also gently use this on my hands when they're feeling a bit rough, before patting them dry and using moisturiser such as The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector.

Let me know how you get on if you try it! 


  1. ooooh im gonna have to give this a try :)


    1. Waa sorry Laura didn't even know you had commented on this post! Hope you liked it (^__^) xx