Peeling is an important part of skin care regimen. Over time, the skin forms a layer of dead skin with accumulated dirt and oil, which in turn clogs the pores. It also serves as a nutrient medium for bacteria, leading to skin problems such as acne and acne. Cleansing cleanses the outer layer of the skin, revealing fresh, glowing skin without debris. With the recent wave of naturopathy and Ayurveda in the beauty industry, more and more people are replacing chemical-Laden over-the-counter products with their natural, homemade counterparts. In addition, store-bought products are full of sulfates and parabens that can do more harm than good to the skin. The hero of any scrub is an abrasive granular substance that shakes off dirt and dust from the skin. The same can be achieved with sugar, the usual granular product in every kitchen. You can try some homemade sugar scrub packs for your regular exfoliation process.
Sugar contains hydroxyl acids and glycolic acid, which are known to have great purifying properties. Since sugar contains active exfoliating properties, it is necessary to balance it with a softening agent to prevent excessive drying of the skin. Although this should not be a big problem, as a natural sweetener also has internal moisturizing properties!
Why Sugar Is A Good Skin Exfoliator –
- It is a natural moisturizer that moisturizes the skin, pulling moisture from the air and pumping it into the skin.
- Glycolic acid present in it protects the skin from sun damage and slows down aging.
- Being an excellent exfoliating agent, sugar sweeps away all dirt and bacteria and promotes skin regeneration.
- It is softer on the skin than other salt scrubs, so it is ideal for sensitive skin.
- It fights ingrown hairs and prevents them from growing back.
- It can be safely used to cleanse and nourish the whole body, including hands and feet, not just the face.
- Sugar is equally effective for all skin types-oily, dry, combination and sensitive.
Sugar scrub, if applied at least once a week, brings to the fore a cleaner, radiant and younger skin. Do not forget to gently RUB the scrub with soft circular movements on the body skin for 2 minutes and rinse with cold water.
You can make a DIY scrub with sugar as the main ingredient and other common products available in your kitchen to provide a rounded treatment for your skin.
Here are some simple DIY skin scrub recipes that can be done in less than 10 minutes and applied anytime in the comfort of your home. Be careful not to be tempted as these scrubs are sweet enough to eat!
Honey, Green Tea And Sugar Scrub
Brew green tea with leaves, not bags. Add 2 tablespoons of tea with 2 tablespoons of honey. Then add 4 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture, adding 1 spoon at a time. Mix until you get a thick paste. Honey is a natural antibacterial. Apply this scrub 2 times a week to make candles from honey and fresh green tea.
Mint And Sugar Scrub
This is a godsend for those who suffer from constant dry skin. Mix 3 tablespoons warm coconut oil, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 drops peppermint essential oil and half tablespoon vitamin e oil. Your sweet, mint homemade sugar scrub is ready.
Banana Sugar Scrub
Banana contains essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the skin. This magic scrub can be easily done by adding 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 mashed banana. This paste will make the skin softer and more elastic with regular use.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
Pour the juice of 2 lemons into a mixture of 2 tablespoons of sugar and half a Cup of olive oil. Relieve your skin from sun damage, tanning and blemishes. It works just like a hand scrub for your manicure.
This is the ultimate scrub for chapped and discolored lips. It leaves the skin on the lips soft and makes it naturally pink. Mix equal parts beet juice and sugar and apply it to your lips. Gently RUB for 1-2 minutes and rinse with water.
Yogurt And Sugar Scrub
Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and half a Cup of fresh kefir. Kefir helps to clean the pores and tighten them.
Atmeal and sugar scrub
Chop half a glass of oats and mix the powder with 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Oats are good for sensitive and acne-prone skin, fighting acne-causing bacteria living in the skin.
Isn’t it great how easy these natural, homemade sugar scrubs are to make?
So, give these long, expensive Spa sessions in salons a miss! Take this sugar pack right now and give your skin organic pleasure!