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If you are looking to improve the tone, look and feel of your face, a moisturizing exfoliant mask may be just the beauty item that you need. Instead of purchasing pricey, store-bought face masks, make a homemade version with a few simple ingredients such as honey, lemon and brown sugar. With anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antibacterial and exfoliating properties, these household items easily combine into a fresh scrub that will leave your skin glowing.

Measure 2 cups of packed, brown sugar in a clear measuring cup. Set it aside.

Cut a fresh lemon in half. Squeeze one lemon half into a small bowl. Pick out any stray seeds. Repeat with the other half.

Pour the brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Measure 4 tsp. of the fresh lemon juice. Add the measured lemon juice into the mixing bowl with the sugar.

Measure 4 tbsp. of honey. Pour 1 tbsp. at a time into the lemon-sugar mixture.

Mix the honey, lemon and brown sugar together with a large spoon until it turns into a spreadable consistency. If the sugar will not stick together, add another tablespoon of honey to bind it.

Tip

Add 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil or almond oil for extra softening.

Warning

Do not use this recipe if you are allergic or have had any type of sensitivity/reaction to any of the ingredients.

Sensitive skin can be easily damaged, injured or aggravated by a host of products. If you have sensitive skin, this recipe may be too harsh for your face. Report any adverse reaction to a medical professional immediately.

Always try this, or any face mask recipe, in a small test spot first.

This recipe is for external use only.

Do not combine this facial mask with any other skin-care product.