Who doesn’t need hands as soft as
silk? But at times winter makes it rough and hard for us to deal with it.
Sometimes even harsh detergents seem to hate the moisturized nature of our
At this time a hand scrub seems
to be an idea better than anything else. There are many of them out there, but
do you know how to choose one? I would prefer you to choose Ayurvedic since you
don’t have to deal with chemicals and its side effects.
Among all homemade scrubs, lemon
and sugar scrub is the most powerful and effective at making your hands as soft
as it used to be. Lemons are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that detoxifies
your body. In short, these compounds are cancer-fighting agents.
Sugar, on the other hand, has the
ability to lock the moisture in your skin by absorbing it from the surrounding
environment. Now you can imagine how perfectly powerful would be the
combination of these ingredients.
It’s easy to make and use. You
don’t even have to make this every time you desire to apply it to hands. Just
make it in much quantity and store it somewhere safe. It takes minutes to make
the recipe come to life.
But first, let’s see the benefits
these ingredients bring along.
Benefits of lemon:
1. Have you got those irritating
dark bags under your eyes that are too stubborn to go away? Did you try every
single cosmetic and failed? Use lemon instead. It contains rich vitamin C that
synthesizes the collagen and helps in the puffy eyes.
2. If you knew lemon is good for
hiding dark spots would you have had bought those expensive cosmetics from the
shops? Don’t worry, you can throw those out because lemon is way more effective
than that. Lemon contains citric acid that acts on the skin through the process
of bleaching and reduces the dark spots.
3. It reduces blackheads,
especially the ones on or around your nose. You just have to rub lemon on your
affected area and you will be benefited with clear spotless skin.
4. A small piece of lemon has vast
contents of antibacterial property in it.
Due to this, the lemon acts perfectly on the skin acne. You can either
make some cream, scrub or drink it daily for good results.
5. Are you tired of those
freckles that appear unnaturally? Try making a lemon pack, or a cream and apply
it to your affected area. You will see lasting results on your face before and
after the treatment.
6. As mentioned earlier, the citric acid in the
lemon helps in bleaching process of the skin. This bleaching process whitens the
skin tone and makes it bright. You can use it
alone or even add a bit of honey to it to reduce the irritation.
7. Are you afraid of looking at
your tanned hands and legs when the skin beneath your clothes is bright? Rubbing the peel of lemon on your tanning skin
is one good remedy to reduce it make your skin look brighter.
8. Pimples can cause so much pain
on your skin. But the marks it leaves behind will forever remind you of its
devastating existence. Now say goodbye to
pimples since lemon is here to the
rescue. It lightens the pimple marks and makes your skin glowing.
Benefits of Sugar:
1. Skin can often become full of
dirt and rough because of pollution and kitchen work. But sugar is here at your
service. It doesn’t just work to exfoliate your skin but also makes your skin
supple and soft.
2. Sugar has glycolic acid in
rich quantities that breaks the binding of cells and regenerates the new cells
that make your skin look younger. If you
are looking to feel young, try using sugar.
3. It has natural anti-aging qualities in the skin. It acts as a
protective agent and does not allow toxins to enter your skin. When you use it
daily, it has good effects on your skin and can even slow down the aging
4. Your lips can become rose and
smooth just by applying sugar before using lip balm or lip care products. The
sugar helps in removal of dead skin layer so that the lip care products can act
5. The proper and daily usage of
sugar helps your skin to have perfect oil balance since it contains a high amount of alpha-hydroxy acid and glycolic
acid. They maintain the skin and protect the skin from becoming dry.
6. Sugar makes your skin look
healthier by exfoliating with every usage. It hydrates your skin so that your
skin starts to have a natural glow.
7. A sugar scrub, if used daily,
can be used to soften the hard hands of even laboring men. What to speak of the
delicate hands of women? It can do wonders for
8. A sugar scrub absorbs the excess of oil and dirt on your skin and heals
the blemishes. In this way, it balances
the oil in your skin.
How to make Lemon and sugar scrub
as easy as cooking food. Just follow the steps given below.
Sugar, white will be preferable:
2 and ½ cups.
Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Olive oil: 2/3 cups.
Essential oil: 1tbsp
Bowl, cups, spoon and a
Take a bowl and the lemon juice,
olive oil, essential oil, white sugar in it and mix well.
the mixture seems a bit dry just add a little more oil to it.
the mixture in a jar container.
How to apply?
Take few amount of scrub and
apply it to the rough area, let’s say hands. Apply it in the nails as well.
it in a circular motion for about 10 minutes.
your hand using lukewarm water.
Repeat this process twice a week
for great and lasting effects on your hardened hands.