Saturday, March 16, 2013

Easy Homemade Moisturizing Sugar Scrub

I love the feeling while I exfoliate my skin and especially love how wonderful it feels afterwards. Here is an easy at home recipe with ingredients that most people have in their kitchen. This mixture will buff away dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling fantastic and fresh.

Things you’ll need: Olive oil and white sugar. Add your favourite scented essential oil to give the scrub a nice smell, but it’s not necessary.

For every 1 part sugar add ½ part oil (For example: ½ cup sugar use ¼ cup olive oil). Mix the two in a bowl, and then start buffing away. Be careful not to put lots of pressure on your skin as the sugar will do most of the work for you. I recommend scrubbing in a circular motion, and doing this in the shower. ((Warning: the oil can make the tub slippery, so be careful!)) I have tried this on my face and it worked great!

You can make a large batch of this scrub to keep in the bathroom but the sugar will sink to the bottom, so be sure to bring a spoon with you to mix it up. Personally I make just enough to use that day.

There are many benefits to exfoliating your skin, in my opinion it’s just as important as having a skin care routine and should be done 2-3 times a week. When you exfoliate it keeps the skin looking radiant. By buffing those dead skin cells away it will help keep your pores clear and in turn keep acne under control. Also by removing those unwanted dead skin cells it speeds up the natural renewal process and helps whatever skin care you use penetrate deeper into your skin.

Happy exfoliating!

- Jenn

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