How to Use Lemons to Exfoliate

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Exfoliating your skin produces a healthy complexion because it removes dead skin cells, tightens the skin and enables the pores to breathe. You can make an all-natural remedy for exfoliating made from lemons. The citric acid in the lemons breaks down the proteins of the dead skin cells and makes removing them quick and easy. The lemons are the ordinary kind that are carried at grocery stores and are low in price. A few household supplies will be needed as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Hand juicer
  • Kitchen knife
  • 2 hand towels
  • Sea salt
  • Measuring cup
  • Bowl
  • Bath towel

Place a hand juicer on the bathroom counter. Cut five lemons in half with a knife. Squeeze each of the cut lemons with the hand juicer. Soak a hand towel in the juicer until it is saturated.

Place a glass bowl on the bathroom counter. Pour 10 oz. of tap water into the bowl. Add 8 oz. of sea salt to the water inside the bowl. Stir the bowl clockwise for one minute with your finger. Wash your finger off. Soak a hand towel in the bowl.

Place the hand towel against your forehead. Rub the towel back and forth for one minute. Soak the towel in the juicer. Place the towel against your check, and rub it up and down and back and forth for one minute. Repeat this procedure on the other cheek. Soak the towel in the juicer and place it against your chin, Rub the towel up and down for one minute.

Soak the towel in the juicer. Place the towel against your neck and rub it up and down for one minute. Soak the towel, place it against the left side of your neck and rub it up and down for another minute. Repeat this procedure on the other side of your neck. Soak the towel and place it against the back of your neck. Rub the towel back and forth across the back of your neck for one minute.

Repeat the rubbing procedure on your face and neck, only with the hand towel that is in the salt mixture in the bowl. Wash your face and neck with tap water. Dry your face and neck with a bathroom towel.

Dispose of the juice in the hand juicer, and the mixture in the bowl in the bathroom sink. Place the bowl and juicer in the kitchen sink for washing later. Place the two hand towels over the shower stall to dry before placing them in the hamper for washing later.

Tips & Warnings

  • The vitamin C in the lemons degrades rapidly in the air, so use the mixture as soon as possible.

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