Unlike a salt scrub, sugar scrubs do not dry the skin. A sugar scrub is alpha-hydroxy rich. Alpha-hydroxy is an active substance with exfoliating and emollient properties.
The seasons can wreak havoc on the skin. In summer or winter, skin exposed to the elements can become dry, itchy and flaky. Sugar scrubs can be a perfect solution to keep your skin smooth and radiant throughout the year.
Will Not Clog Pores
Sugar scrubs will not clog the pores and are safe to use on children. They are healing for individuals who suffer from eczema and psoriasis.
Gentle Brown Sugar
Brown sugar scrubs are especially gentle and can even be used on the face or on individuals who have particularly sensitive skin.
Sugar scrubs are non-abrasive and can be used frequently. They help to restore and moisturize the skin. Sugar is a humectant, which means it cannot draw moisture out of the skin like a salt scrub can.
Get An Even Tan
When tanning, sugar scrubs help remove flaky skin on elbows, knees, and feet, giving a more even, all-over tan, especially when using a tanning service.
Purchase or Make Your Own
Sugar scrubs are found readily in department and health-food stores. They may also be prepared from scratch at home.
Any nature-loving girl worth her sea salt knows that a vat of coconut oil is as essential as oxygen to everyday life—setting aside for a second the fact that you can cook with it, thanks to its lauric acid—coconut oil is antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial to fight off all sorts of invisible nastiness. It’s also an antioxidant, which means it can help fight off free radicals that lead to DNA damage. And let’s not forget that it can serve as a great multitasking hair product (hello, deep conditioner, frizz-fighter, and shine enhancer!).
So we don’t fault you for wanting to stock up with the biggest Costco-sized container you can get your hands on. But when you add it to your skin-care routine, are you wistful for the indulgent feeling a luxurious, fancy cream in a beautiful jar gives you (as opposed to dipping a finger into a jumbo tub of the same stuff you use head to toe and in the kitchen, on a baby, and as a bug repellent)? After all, the skin on our body can usually take far more abuse than the thin skin on our face, so you should pause to consider a product before slathering it onto your face—whether your skin nemesis is redness and irritation or a honking zit (or both)—even if it’s natural and organic.