Sugar scrubs are a great way to gently exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating removed dead skin cells, leaving soft, smooth and clear skin. You should use a brown sugar scrub once a week to keep your skin healthy. You can easily make your own scrub with brown sugar and olive oil.
Brown sugar is made of small textured particles that gently remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Exfoliating improves circulation and boosts collagen production for younger looking skin.
Brown sugar is effective at cleaning out pores in your skin. Your pores get clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria and oil, which makes pores look bigger and can cause acne. Using a scrub will not shrink pore size, but it can make pores look smaller.
Glycolic acid, a alpha-hydroxy acid found in sugar, helps keep your skin healthy. It helps protect skin and improves the look and feel of your skin.
Dry Skin Relief
If you suffer from dry skin, a brown sugar scrub can help you find relief. By removing dead skin cells, the brown sugar helps improve skin health and decrease flaking. The oil in the scrub helps moisturize and protect the skin. A brown sugar scrub can help reduce dandruff flakes caused by dry skin. Use the scrub just before washing your hair.
Brown sugar scrubs are very inexpensive when you make them yourself. You can make your weekly scrub for just pennies versus several dollars if you buy a premade scrub.
Make Your Own
Making your own brown sugar scrub is easy. You just need brown sugar and olive oil. You can substitute any vegetable oil like sunflower oil or sweet almond oil. You can also use canola or corn oil if that is all you have, but they do not contain as much vitamin E that helps nourish the skin.
To make a simple scrub, simply combine 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup oil. Mix well and place in a container with a lid. Since there is no water in the recipe, you can store this at room temperature for several weeks.
For more skin benefits, pierce a vitamin E capsule with a sterilized pin and squeeze the oil in the brown sugar scrub. You can also add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract to make the scrub smell wonderful. For dry skin, add 1 tablespoon honey.