Hello beauties, today we are going to be talking about sugar, specifically DIY sugar scrubs.
Scrubs are used for exfoliating your skin which is an essential part of your skincare routine.
Exfoliating helps your skin regenerate by getting rid of dead skin that can build up on your face and body. Exfoliating can also help unclog your pores and make it look and feel smoother.
Many experts recommend exfoliating once or twice a week but for those with extremely sensitive skin, once every two weeks can work as well.
You can buy pre-made scrubs anywhere but making your own sugar scrubs are usually more cost-effective and can be better for your skin in the long run.
Many store-bought exfoliants can be very harsh on the skin and can cause irritation or strip your skin of its natural oils. Also, the microbeads that are used in most store-bought exfoliation products can cause damage to the environment.
Exfoliation itself is important but so is the way you exfoliate your skin.
Using sugar to exfoliate your skin is a better than using store bought products for a few reasons:
- Sugar is good for getting rid of dead skin cells without being too harsh
- Sugar helps your skin retain more moisture because it doesn’t strip the skin and it’s a natural humectant which means it attracts moisture from the air.
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Well now that you understand why exfoliating is important and why DIY sugar scrubs are the best option let’s get into the DIY sugar scrub recipes you can use for your skin.
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DIY Sugar Scrubs
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
The first DIY sugar scrub up on our list is a peppermint sugar scrub.
This scrub is really great because it has peppermint essential oil.
Peppermint essential oil is great for relaxing the body and it can also be used to relieve sore muscles.
You can add different oils if you don’t want to use peppermint but I think in this case the peppermint adds a nice touch.
You can also make this scrub around the holidays and give it to your friends and family as gifts. In that case, all you need is some adorable mason jars to put your scrub in.
Lavender vanilla sugar scrub
The next sugar scrub on our list is a lavender vanilla sugar scrub.
This sugar scrub is one of my favorites because it has vanilla extract and lavender essential oil.
Vanilla is obviously an amazing scent and is great for relaxing the body.
Lavender essential oil is also amazing for relaxing the body and is probably one of the most versatile oils you can use. Lavender essential oil is great for easing skin irritation and calming the skin.
Lavender essential oil is also good for dealing with acne and preventing wrinkles.
Lemon and lavender sugar scrub
This next scrub is just as pretty as it is functional.
This sugar scrub has both lemon and lavender essential oils.
Lemon essential oil is the holy grail for people with oily skin because it reduces oil on the skin. It’s also good for rejuvenating the skin and restoring its natural luster.
This sugar scrub also uses food coloring but don’t worry it won’t affect or stain your skin. You can choose to omit the food coloring if you want to but I think it adds a nice touch.
This scrub is also great for people like me who have sensitive skin.
Gingerbread sugar scrub
Our next scrub is a gingerbread sugar scrub and this one is perfect to make around the holidays especially as a gift for friends and family.
There are so many amazing smells in this scrub including vanilla extract, ginger, and nutmeg.
It may be appropriate to use brown sugar for this scrub instead of white sugar if only for the aesthetic.
This sugar scrub also has cinnamon in it.
Cinnamon is great for helping with acne and it is a natural antioxidant which means it is very soothing for the skin. So if you have sensitive or easily irritated skin cinnamon will be good for you.
Chocolate coconut sugar scrub
I know I’ve said this about all of them but this scrub really is my favorite.
This one is a chocolate coconut sugar scrub.
I might just eat this one because it smells so good.
Many people use coconut oil as a moisturizer in their skin care routine so using this oil in a sugar scrub is a great way of making sure your skin doesn’t get dried out.
Even though eating too much chocolate can cause you to breakout coca powder is actually really good for your skin.
It’s full of antioxidants and is helpful in repairing skin cells
It can also serve as a natural sunscreen and protect you from UV rays.
Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin that is cost effective and better for your skin than store-bought scrubs.
The best part about using DIY sugar scrubs is that you get to decide what ingredients you put in your scrubs and what ingredients go on your face which is important.
These aren’t the only scrubs you can make and I encourage you to find other ingredients that appeal to you and make your own scrubs.
You can even create your own customizable scrubs that work perfectly for your skin type.
Well, beauties that’s all for this post!
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