No amount, brand or type of makeup foundation can give you great skin that looks beautiful close-up. Not even the best concealers in the market can hide your blemishes with a natural, nothing-there finish. The secret to glowing skin that looks and feels so healthy is exfoliation. Unfortunately, many exfoliating facial products in the market contain chemicals which are too drying, or can clog pores, causing even more blemishes and pimples. The truth is, you can concoct your own facial scrub without worrying about side effects.
Here is an idea: The sugar-lemon scrub: Lemon contains lots of vitamin C, which is essential for cell regeneration, as well as antioxidants, which fight off toxins that cause premature aging of the skin. The acid will help slough off dead skin cells easier and faster too. Sugar has a grainy texture but is not too rough on the skin, and the crystals are not too small to clog pores. Squeeze the juice of a half a lemon into a little cup, and add in a teaspoon of sugar. When you’ve created a paste-like concoction, use a cotton pad to scrub your face with it. But before this, you will need to splash your face with warm water to open up pores. Make sure you close your eyes as you rub the lemon/sugar-drenched cotton pad around your face.
Also, if the lemon juice stings too much, you can dilute it with water. Give all areas of your face, except around the eyes, even attention and rinse with warm water when you are done, and give your face a final rinse of cold water to close the pores. This scrub is great for all skin types. Be sure to dry your face and moisturize afterwards and you will be amazed at how soft and smooth your facial skin is. Do this twice a week.