Sugar scrubs are one of easiest home treatments that truly deliver. Not only is slathering sugar and oil all over your body oddly satisfying, but the exfoliating ingredients leaves the skin smooth and vibrant.
One of the questions that I get the most is how to use sugar scrubs, and how you can get the most out of them. If you were brought here from my Etsy store – welcome to my blog!
Lets get right into it…
Whats the big deal about sugar scrubs?
Sugar scrubs have increased in popularity in the recently because they tout not only improving skin texture and youthful looking skin, but decreasing cellulite, making shaving easier, and, the added bonus of aromatherapeutic benefits.
Why should I be using them?
Are you suffering from rough skin?
Dull, dry, or cracking heels, lips, or elbows?
Razor bumps? Ingrown hairs?
If so, using an exfoliant like a sugar scrub on your skin can help improve all of these things. In addition, one of my personal favorite benefits of using a sugar scrub is the heat and warmth that it can bring to the skin. Stimulating healthy blood flow especially in the cold winter months is a fantastic way of regulating body temperature.
How much do I use? Can I do it wrong?
To get the most out of using a sugar scrub, make sure that you massage the scrub into your skin in small, circular motions over the skin area.
In addition, don’t over-exfoliate; depending on your skin type, you should use a sugar scrub a few times a week. If you have dry skin, once or twice week is probably enough.
Keep lid on container and keep it dry. For extended storage keep in the refrigerator.
Make sure that you know the quality of the sugar in the scrub. Sugar comes in different granules (white, brown, cane, etc.), which can alter how effective your scrub is, depending on other factors, such as skin type. All of the scrubs that I make are made using 100% organic cane sugar and brown sugar.
Before using on more delicate areas of the body like lips and face be sure to test it out first on a smaller area of the body to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to it.
Lastly, HAVE FUN. Bath time should be messy, smelly, and one of the best parts of your day. Your body is your temple and you should treat it as such. Take your time and practice some self-love – it will pay of big time in the long run improving both your physical and mental health.