Why is it that so many homemade sugar scrub recipes recommend the use of sugar over other course materials?
Thats because the sugar in our homemade cypress, grapefruit and frankincense sugar scrub recipe is a natural source of glycolic acid which increases new skin cell production.
What’s So Good About Sugar Scrub?
Apart from the sheer luxury of cleansing with hand fulls of essential oil laden, freshly prepared and pure body scrub, are you aware that the vast majority of store bought body scrubs are usually jam packed full of ingredients that could harm your skin?
That’s what’s so good! We know what we are getting!
Many of the scrubs you purchase have chemical fillers, artificial perfumes and additives which are really harsh on our skin.
These irritating ingredients also do the opposite of what we anticipate! Rather than the supple, moisturised skin we envisaged we end up with skin that is rough and dry, having been stripped of all natural oils.
As well as the skin hazards of store bought scrubs many other body lotions and oils cause us to have severe clogging of pores. This is mainly due to additional unwanted oils used to fill the tin!
However not all is lost! Our sugar scrub has none of those nasties! While I am sure that there are many over the counter products that are well made and balanced with great ingredients, I prefer not to take my chances of ending up itchy!
It is important that we exfoliate our skin once or twice a week. This helps speed up our skins natural regeneration processes, removes the dead skin cells and ensures clean and cleared pores. Ultimately ending up with refreshed, smooth and polished skin.
What Is So Important About Exfoliation?
As we age our hormone levels fluctuate. Teamed with the stresses of modern life, our work and family pressures and perhaps a not always perfect diet all impact upon our skin.
We start to notice patches of dryness, or raised red spots on the skin.
Then when we take into account how our environmental conditions may impact us, such as sun exposure, wind exposure, temperature highs and lows we find that our delicate skin now appears to have patches that are flaky or we have lips that begin to chaff.
The reason so many scrubs turn to sugar is due to it being a natural abrasive. The sugar granules assist in removing those dry, flaky skin cells while also helping to brighten tired and dull looking skin.
Sugar is preferred over other abrasives because the glycolic acid also breaks down the proteins that are responsible for keeping dead cells hanging onto our skin.
This scrub results in glowing polished smooth skin!