Exfoliate, brighten, and moisturize your skin with this DIY at home Sunshine Brightening facial. This happy little concoction is so simple to use and the recipe calls for only 3 ingredients; plain yogurt, fresh lemon juice, and sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is easiest to find at your local Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Fresh Market stores. I have not been able to find it in a standard grocery store but you may have some luck. This facial can be used as often as you would like, however, I recommend using it 2-3 times a week.
Why does the combination of these ingredients work?! Here’s why…
Yogurt has lactic acid in it, which acts as a natural exfoliant to shed those dead skin cells, lemon/lemon juice is a natural whitener/brightener that helps treat and prevent dark/age spots, and sunflower oil is a natural moisturizer that helps keep the moisture in your skin. These 3 ingredients combined provides you with an excellent at home facial that will do great things for your skin when used on a consistent basis.
Let’s mix and apply!
Sunshine Brightening Facial
½ cup of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
1 quarter to 1 half of a fresh squeezed lemon
Mix all 3 ingredients together until well combined. If you find that the mixture is runny, all you need to do is add more yogurt to thicken the mixture before applying (good news is that you can store the leftover in your refrigerator and reapply throughout the week). Once combined, use your fingers to apply all over face (you can also carry the application down your neck and onto your chest should you wish to treat those areas as well). Let sit for 15-20 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Apply sunscreen if you use your facial in the morning. Repeat 2-3 times per week or as often as you would like.
Your skin will feel fantastic after using this DIY facial and with consistent use, you will begin to see the benefits of the Sunshine Brightening facial. Enjoy!
p.s. let your outer beauty be an accessory to your inner sparkle!