Dr. Pimple Popper, aka Sandra Lee, has been sharing plenty of her at-home skincare tips amid quarantine, as being stuck at home makes our wellness routines more and more difficult to manage.
This time, Dr. Lee is focused on her face. The dermatologist and TV star gave In The Know a formula for making an easy, three-ingredient face scrub. And the most important part: It can all be done with simple, everyday items.
“I just dug through my pantry today to try to find stuff that we could make a mask,” Dr. Lee revealed.
Ingredient one? Fresh lemon juice. Dr. Lee used a fruit from her own tree, but any store-bought one will do. She added half of one lemon’s juice to some honey before topping it off with a little bit of baking powder and stirred the ingredients until a paste formed.
And there it is: A face scrub put together in seconds with ingredients that even the least kitchen-savvy of us could probably pull from our pantries. Here’s why the whole thing works, according to Dr. Lee:
“The lemon is a citric acid,” she explained. “It’s like an exfoliant, like a chemical-peel acid almost. So that’s going to help to lighten up brown spots.”
“Honey is like a little mild antibacterial, so it’s going to help keep that bacteria away,” she added. “The baking soda is gritty a little. So you get a little nice scrub, a nice gentle scrub.”
Dr. Lee emphasized that the scrub is good for the face and hands, which is helpful amid any sort of hand-washing related dryness you may be experiencing.
“It’s nice — it makes your skin feel really good afterward,” she said. “And it’s just a really nice, kind of at-home little spa treatments to give you a little zen.”
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