We see three things during the fall: changing leaves, colder weather, and the emergence of pumpkin spice everything. Fall may as well be called pumpkin spice season because people obsess about the beverages, desserts, and DIY beauty products that are made with pumpkin spice. You want to know something? We aren’t mad at that at all! In fact, we embrace the pumpkin spice!
The pumpkin spice sugar scrub in this article exfoliates and nourishes your skin. It’s the perfect way to pamper yourself and scrub away the inevitable holiday hustle and bustle. Everyone needs to practice self-care around the holiday season. People typically focus on putting others first or they worry about which family member to see during the holidays, and they often neglect themselves. They can suffer from acne, dry skin, or premature signs of aging as a result, but the ingredients in this scrub can help counteract all of that.
How Vitamin E Oil Benefits The Skin:
Vitamin E oil acts as both an antioxidant and a nutrient that helps to rejuvenate the skin. According to dermatologists, vitamin E oil helps to increase the nutrient levels of skin tissues. This can help to reduce stretch marks or lighten scars or dark spots. People who are looking to combat premature signs of aging often turn to vitamin E oil because it has been known to reverse fine lines and wrinkles. Because of the inherent antioxidants, vitamin E oil fights the oxidative stress on the skin, which contribute to the development of those fine lines and wrinkles.
How Brown Sugar Benefits The Skin:
When you include brown sugar in DIY skin care products, it’s always best to purchase organic brown sugar. The granulated particles of brown sugar help to exfoliate the skin, removing dry or dead skin cells and bacteria in the process. Brown sugar also contains antibacterial properties and glycolic acid, which helps to improve complexion and add moisture. Additionally, these antibacterial properties help to provide a protective barrier on the skin, which helps to keep out harmful toxins.
How Pumpkin Spice Benefits The Skin:
Pumpkin spice enhances the flavor of your baked goods, but it also makes a name for itself in bath and body products. It’s a cosmetic spice blend of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, all of which help to reduce acne and provide increased circulation to the skin. Ginger, in particular, has powerful anti-aging properties and can help hydrate the skin, reducing any sort of dryness. Both cinnamon and clove help to soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation. Clove also helps to kill bacteria and remove blackheads, while the nutmeg aids in gentle exfoliation and helps to lighten and tone.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub:
- 1 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into a glass jar or airtight container and store in a cool, dry place. Use no more than once daily.
- It’s best if you use this sugar scrub within two months.