Promote Healthier Skin With These DIY Sugar Scrubs

Promote Healthier Skin With These DIY Sugar Scrubs

Everyone is always searching for ways to improve the health of their skin, but people seldom look for the answer in their own kitchen. Sugar is an amazing ingredient for skin care because of its natural ability to exfoliate. That’s right, people, we are talking about good old-fashioned sugar.

Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning that it draws moisture from the surrounding environment into your skin. Exfoliating your skin with sugar works to hydrate your skin and helps it retain moisture. Secondly, sugar is a great source of glycol acid, which works to penetrate the skin and encourage healthier, more youthful looking skin. Glycol acid is also beneficial for sun-damaged skin.

Tip: If you are ever plagued with ingrown hairs, use a sugar scrub because it helps discourage bumps and ingrown hairs. In fact, using a sugar scrub three times a week can help prevent ingrown hairs in the areas where they typically appear. Additionally, sugar scrubs also help to achieve a closer, smoother shave.

Our last piece of advice is that you should strive to use brown sugar when making your own sugar scrubs. It is less abrasive and can be used on the face or more sensitive areas. You can also use raw sugar, also known as turbinado sugar, but it is a bit more coarse and recommended for less sensitive areas. Always do a small patch test on a certain area before going all in; you want to see how your skin will react. See if you like the following sugar scrubs and let us know how you like them in the comments below.

DIY Exfoliating Green Tea Sugar Scrub


Green tea is full of antioxidants that work to reactivate cells and repair damaged skin. Some people like to make toners or lotions with green tea because of the natural healing properties. This recipe uses the green tea leaves to scrub unwanted pollutants from the skin.

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Coffee Sugar Scrub To Exfoliate Your Skin


Coffee is more than a drink that gives you a caffeine boost in the morning. Those grounds can do wonders for your skin, for example, helping to reduce inflammation or get rid of cellulite. Coffee grounds work to exfoliate the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells.

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Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub


This cucumber scrub is incredibly soothing because cucumbers are rich in antioxidants. Add in a little peppermint essential oil to help freshen your skin with the healing properties.

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Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub


With its beautiful fragrance and ability to help moisturize and soften your skin, you’ll want to use this all the time!

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