Katharine Hepburn Face Scrub
Today I will be testing out Katharine Hepburn’s lemon sugar face scrub recipe and comparing it to Fresh Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator.
It’s nearly impossible to look at an old black-and-white Katharine Hepburn photograph and not want to bottle her beauty and wear it around your neck in the hopes of absorbing her essence. Of course, the titan of Old Hollywood is remembered for so much more: setting a record for Best Actress nominations (tied with Meryl Streep), winning four Oscars for films like Morning Glory and On Golden Pond, immortalizing the Mid-Atlantic drawl that’s become the model for anyone attempting to act like they’re from the 1930s, and redefining celebrity fashion with her trailblazing penchant for pants. Even yet, I have to fight the impulse to exclaim, “Look at that skin!” anytime I see her onscreen.
According to legend, Hepburn used an all-natural exfoliating facial scrub with lemon juice, Sugar, and water to keep her face looking immaculate. Lemon juice is high in vitamin C and citric acid, which helps to promote collagen formation, which reduces wrinkles, minimizes redness and hyperpigmentation, brightens the skin, and even protects it from harmful UV rays. On the other hand, Sugar has a lot of glycolic acids (who knew! ), which helps to moisturize, smooth, and level out the skin, while the grains exfoliate dry regions. Hepburn is reported to have finished her scrub with a sprinkle of ice water, which can “dramatically enhance circulation in the skin for that healthy glow we all seek,” according to famous facialist Ole Henriksen. So, in order to get a bit of Kate’s age-defying radiance, I decided to whip up a batch of the concoction and give it a try.
Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make this scrub at home:
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of Sugar
1 teaspoon hot water
This is how you do it:
In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, Sugar, and warm water.
Massage the mixture into a freshly cleansed face, paying special attention to any dry patches.
Rinse with lukewarm water until all of the scrub is gone.
Using freezing water, splash your face.