Every morning I drink a cup of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated ginger. It’s an amazing energizer that stimulates digestion, boosts your immune system and alkalizes the body. (Make sure to use a straw though, as the lemon juice can damage your tooth enamel!)
Lemons are also great for your skin and hair.
They are a rich source of vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and can slow down premature aging.
Lemons have strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, support collagen production, help clear up skin and reduce excess oil. This makes them especially suitable for oily and acne skin.
Lemons can also be used to help lighten age spots and dark spots.
Keep in mind that lemons can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
A great way to use lemon is in scrubs.
Exfoliating your skin is essential as it helps remove old skin so that the healthy skin underneath can appear.
It also improves blood circulation, unclogs pores, helps remove toxins and bacteria and balances the skin’s oil production.
Plus it helps better absorb any skincare product that you use afterwards.
This lemon coconut sugar face scrub is especially made for the more gentle skin of your face.
Instead of using regular sugar for body scrubs, it’s made with coconut sugar which has a finer texture.
Coconut sugar is also the most nutritious of all sugars; it contains trace minerals, vitamins and amino acids.
Coconut oil offers a lot of health benefits for the skin. It moisturizes it, protects it, helps with tissue repair, has strong anti-microbial properties and more.
Lemon coconut sugar face scrub
1/4 cup / 60 ml virgin coconut oil
1 cup / 250 grams coconut sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
Use coconut oil in a soft, creamy consistency. It shouldn’t be liquid.
If your coconut oil is hard and you need to soften it, it’s best to do it au bain marie.
Put the coconut oil in a bowl placed in a pan with shimmering water with the heat off.
You don’t want to fully melt it, just soften it a bit.
Mix the coconut oil with the coconut sugar and the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Gently massage it into your skin with circular movements. Avoid the areas around your eyes.
Rinse well afterwards.
This amount will last you for a few times. You can store the lemon coconut sugar face scrub in a small glass jar or other sealed container.