Is time getting the best of you? Are you worried about the appearance of your skin? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you need a little homemade sugar scrub in your life. These natural scrubs are a great way to exfoliate, soften, and liven your skin to keep you looking younger and healthier.
The reason that sugar scrubs are so incredible is because sugar isn’t rough on the skin. It doesn’t clog pores and it has moisturizing properties that help keep the skin hydrated. The constant onslaught of dirt, pollution, and sunshine can damage the skin or cause it to dry. As many people know, all of this can cause fine lines, uneven skin tone, or mild abrasions.
When you apply sugar scrubs to your skin, the sugar actually helps remove dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin every single day. As you massage the scrub on your skin, it actually helps increase circulation, which ultimately assists with collagen production and skin cell regeneration. This can help inhibit the development of wrinkles or other signs of aging.
Sugar scrubs are also beneficial for those with acne. They can help decrease excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells, which clog pores, and leave your skin looking clearer and moisturized. All that dirt and oil is like heaven for bacteria, which can develop into various blemishes. It is important to cleanse your skin without drying it out. The sugar scrub softens the skin and keeps it hydrated, helping to balance the skin’s natural oils and aid in new skin cell development.
How To Make This Cucumber Scrub
- ¼ cucumber, unpeeled
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 2 Tbsp. organic coconut oil
- 8-10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Blend the cucumber until smooth. Add the sugar and coconut oil and blend until you have a thick consistency. Stir in the essential oil and store in an airtight container.
- This scrub is best stored in the refrigerator. Take out a little scoop every time you use it and keep in in the fridge until it is gone.