I never had Skin Issues and my skin was kind of flawless in my teenage years, college days, after marriage and also during and post pregnancy. So, my SkinCare Routine was pretty much washing my face with any face wash I liked and applying any moisturiser/sunscreen that I find.
But almost two years back my skin started breaking out. Within no time, both my cheeks were full of painful cystic acne. They would go and come back again and again and again leaving behind ugly marks and redness.
Though my skin is much better ATM but nothing like what it used to be. Acne scar bother me more than anything and therefore, I am more careful about what I use on my face and try to use minimal products and also I try to follow the same Skincare Routine.
When it comes to Face Scrubs and Packs, I try to use mostly Organic stuff or Home remedies easily available in our kitchen.
So far, Lemon and Sugar Scrub is my favourite. It really works for my combination, acne prone skin.You can also use it as a Body Scrub mostly to get rid of those dead skin cells, concentrating mostly on elbows, knees, heels,nails etc.
What you need
- Half a lemon or juice
- 1 tbsp sugar
Lemon – A natural source of Vitamin C, helps to lighten acne scars and evens out skintone. Also a natural astringent that tightens pores and brightens the complexion.
Sugar – A natural exfoliator; a natural source of glycolic acid which evens out skin tone, cleans pores, and improves overall skin texture by removing dead, dull skin cells.
Take half a lemon and dab it over sugar and rub it all over your face and neck in circular motion. You can also squeeze out the juice and mix it with sugar. Make sure you avoid using it over open wounds and over scrubbing.
After you are done, splash lots of cold water over your face. You can take it one step step ahead with applying a face pack or simply apply a nice moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
Your skin should feel really clean, soft and smooth. With time and regular application, it will help to fight acne and lighten acne scars. Hope this face pack works for you as well.