Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Easy Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a very easy, inexpensive way to make your own exfoliant. I recommend only making enough for one application at a time. The main reason being that you won't have to worry about mold growing in your scrub. Plus, you can change up your recipe each time you make one to suit your current skin needs, which we know change.

  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown or white, just make sure it is fine ground)
  • 1/2 cup any vegetable oil (I like grapeseed the best because it is light)
  1. Mix your ingredients in a sturdy bowl, I suggest avoiding glass because they tend to be heavy and your hands with be slippery.
  2. Stand in shower and wet skin. You may use the scrub on dry skin, but it will be much more scrubby!
  3. Gently (the sugar does the work) work the scrub over your skin in circles until you've gotten all of your skin. Start at your extremities and work your way in. Avoid damaged or sensitive areas. Avoid your face as well!
  4. Rinse with warm water, but don't wash away the oil! Pat dry. No need to moisturize because the oil is still there.
  • Oil may be substituted for other liquids depending on your skin type. Milk and many fresh fruit juices contain enzymes to help cleanse skin. Yogurt and cream are great for dry skin.
  • If you have very sensitive skin, you can substitute ground meals or powders for the sugar. I use blue cornmeal on my sensitive skin and I love it. 
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What is your favorite scrub, either homemade or one you bought? What do you like the most?