Sugar is a great ingredient to be added to or to be used as a natural scrub, especially since this exfoliant has a granular texture. Similar to sugar, salt too has a texture which helps in the process of exfoliation but unlike salt, powdered sugar has smaller granules that do not leave microscopic cuts on the skin. In addition to that, unlike sugar which is a natural humectant, salt has a drying effect on the skin. Sugar, on the other hand, helps pull the moisture from the air into your skin.
- White or Brown
- White sugar with lemon
- Brown sugar with honey
- Brown sugar with lavender
- Brown sugar with coffee
- White sugar with apple
White or Brown
Both, white and brown sugar, contain glycolic acid, an agent which aids in the faster regeneration of skin, leading to a youthful appearance. While white sugar is refined through various chemical processes, brown sugar is coloured naturally using molasses. Molasses or black treacle is a viscous product high in vitamin B6 and an antioxidant that also shields your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Brown sugar also has finer and smoother grains which help in the blending process. Compared to white sugar, brown sugar has more benefits to offer.
Satisfy your skin’s sweet-cravings with these sugar scrub recipes.
Make a fine paste-like mixture of ribbon-like consistency from the ingredients mentioned below. You can either skip or add a few ingredients as per your preferences
White sugar with lemon
You will need: 1 cup white sugar, half cup of lemon juice and any oil you that you favour.
Brown sugar with honey
You will need: 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of rose water.
Brown sugar with lavender
You will need: 1 cup brown sugar, few drops of lavender oil, few drops of sweet coconut oil and few drops of sweet almond oil. You can add more oils to this mixture, according to your availability and preferences.
Brown sugar with coffee
You will need: 1cup brown sugar, 1 cup ground coffee, few drops of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of grated or ground ginger.
White sugar with apple
You will need: 1 cup white sugar, 1 grated or grounded apple, few drops of chamomile oil and few drops of coconut oil.
Moisten your face with water. For minimum disruption of follicles, rub the mixture of your scrub over your skin in a gentle circular manner. Let the scrub stay on till it has completely dried. This way you can ensure that all the oils and the essence of the mixture are absorbed by your skin. Rinse with lukewarm water as it opens up the pores. Finish by applying a gentle moisturizer.