Homemade sugar scrub is one of the best things you can do for your skin regardless of your skin type. Natural and gentle, a sugar scrub recipe has no harsh chemicals or perfumes that can cause unwanted irritation.
Used in sugar scrub recipes, sugar is an ideal ingredient because it has all of the natural properties that work to make your skin soft and healthy.
The following is an article by Alisa of Skin Crazed who was nice enough to agree to share with you some of her favorite sugar scrub recipes.
Why Use a Homemade Sugar Scrub?
Cleaning your face with soap can leave a filmy residue on your skin. A sugar scrub will not only remove dirt and residue, it will remove dead skin cells as well. Our skin is constantly sloughing off skin cells as it goes through the renewal process. Dead skin cells not only can clog pores and cause breakouts, they will make your skin look dull and lifeless.A sugar scrub removes these dead skin cells leaving your skin looking and feeling healthier and softer.
The process of exfoliation is very good for your skin and is recommended on a regular basis. Use a sugar scrub once a week for a month and you will see a difference in your skin's texture and appearance.
Sugar scrubs are an excellent option for people with eczema or psoriasis. Sugar actually draws moisture to the skin and promotes cell regeneration. Sugar actually produces glycolic acid, a natural alpha hydroxyl acid that has exfoliating properties. Use on acne prone skin to help heal blemishes.
A sugar scrub used on aging skin will give it a more uniform color and texture. Use one to soothe your skin when it has been overexposed to the sun or after shaving. They are gentle enough to be used every day.
Organic Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes
Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe
1/2 cup of natural sugar
Enough virgin olive oil to moisten sugar.
Gently massage the sugar scrub onto the skin before showering. Then shower as usual.
Soothing Aloe Vera Sugar Scrub Recipe
White cane sugar
Enough vegetable glycerin to moisten sugar
Several drops of Aloe Vera Oil
Natural coloring if desired.
Spread mixture gently onto your skin and massage gently for one minute then leave in place for three to four minutes. Rise with warm water.
Sensitive Skin Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are very gentle but if you have ultra sensitive skin you may enjoy a brown sugar scrub. Here is a recipe to get you started.
Almond Brown Sugar Scrub for Sensitive Skin
1 Cup natural brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened almond oil
1 tsp of vitamin E
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of honey.
Mix ingredients together and apply to the skin. Massage gently for one minute and rinse with warm water.To make your own personalized sugar scrub, vary the ingredients to suit your preferences. Experiment with a selection of your favorite essential oils and vary the type of basic oil you use. Choose from peanut oil, sesame oil, corn oil, virgin olive oil according to your personal taste. Add natural coloring if you desire. It's easy and fun to create the perfect natural sugar scrub that you will enjoy using often.
About The Author
Alisa Roberts is the webmaster of Skincrazed.com, a informational website on skin care products that are available to the public. Including products that exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.
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