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Easy DIY sugar scrub recipes for soft, moisturized skin!
Exfoliation is key! You've heard it a million times before, I'm sure. As a part of our skincare routines, we remember to exfoliate our face but seem to forget that our body also needs exfoliating. Regular exfoliation of the skin promotes the renewal of the epidermis, eliminates dead skin cells, refines the skin texture by unclogging pores, and stimulates blood circulation while leaving the skin soft, smooth and healthy.
The best natural beauty product tip is the one you're making yourself. Check out these easy-to-make DIY sugar scrub recipes that can be customized, with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen cupboards in about 5 minutes.
Get to know the ingredients
Sugar scrubs are perfect for gently exfoliating the skin. Fine-grained sugar is less abrasive than salt. Glycolic acid (AHA) naturally found in sugar cleanses the skin and removes dead skin cells. It also helps to rehydrate the skin by keeping it moisturized and boosts blood circulation.
Coconut oil has hydrating, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. If you are looking for a non-greasy oil, you can try fractionated coconut oil.
You can also opt for avocado oil, jojoba oil, walnut oil, or another neutral-smelling oil.
Coffee works well as a scrub, and it's not harsh on the skin. Antioxidants present in coffee help to regenerate new skin cells, improve the skin texture, boosts circulation and may also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Honey is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture into the skin. It has probiotics, antioxidants and enzymes which leaves your skin nourished and plump.
- At the end of the shower, gently pat the skin with a towel, apply the sugar scrub to the damp skin in a circular motion. You can use an exfoliating glove and then rinse it off.
- Apply the sugar scrub gently in a circular motion when using it on your face.
- While exfoliation has its benefits, over-exfoliation can do more damage. Use the scrub 2-3 times a week.
- You can store the sugar scrub in an airtight jar, it will last up to 2 weeks on the counter and 1 to 2 months in the refrigerator.
That makes you want to make one right away, doesn't it? You can easily create your customized scrub recipes. These sugar scrubs are also a perfect DIY gift idea - a homemade scrub in a cute mason jar et voila!
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