There are amazing benefits that a homemade sugar scrub can bring to your skin! This simple element will have a great place in your skincare routine, as it’ll help you get rid of dead skin cells, improve circulation, minimize the appearance of cellulite, prevent ingrown hair, and result in generally smooth and healthy-looking skin.
It doesn't matter if you include ten different products in your skincare routine if their quality isn't good and they aren't effective -or worse, harmful. This is one of the reasons why trying a natural homemade sugar scrub can be the start of a natural skincare routine that gives your skin the most benefits and fewer risks. You'd also be saving up money, as you won't need to purchase a surely expensive scrub!
A homemade sugar scrub can be a great addition to your skincare routine. It can be used on the whole body, your face included. To summarize, this beauty product works as an exfoliator and moisturizer. In other words, it'll work to remove dead skin cells from the pores, which prevents clogging and acne, all while hydrating your skin.
To incorporate this homemade sugar scrub into your current skincare routine, one option is to use it when you shower. Essentially, this would help you exfoliate and moisturize the skin of your body. The only thing to consider is applying afterward a natural lotion to top the scrub's effects.
On the other hand, you can use this sugar scrub on your face, but not in the shower. In fact, that would be a common mistake people do while showering. After a facial cleansing with an oil cleanser, apply some of this homemade product to your face. Then, rinse it and use a nourishing face serum. Remember to limit your sugar srub's use to one or two times a week.
To make your homemade sugar scrub with 3 simple ingredients and in just a few minutes, you’ll need:
- 2/3 cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil
Each essential oil has its own properties and benefits, so choose the one to include in your scrub accordingly! For example, peppermint oil will leave an amazing smell on the areas where it's applied. Lavender, on the other hand, is relaxing and leaves the skin looking great.
To prepare your scrub, warm the coconut oil to room temperature, if it was solid, and mix it with the sugar and the essential oil that suits your mood. Again, lavender oil works well for relaxation, while orange or lemon oil has energizing properties. Store in a glass jar and use as required.
However, consider the following precautions! Don't overheat the coconut oil while preparing your scrub, as it’ll melt the sugar if it’s too hot. When using the scrub, pay special attention to dry skin areas, like your elbows and heels as well as your legs and thighs, for a bit of lymphatic drainage.
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