Why is it that our homemade sugar scrub recipe uses sugar rather than other course materials? The reason our homemade cypress, grapefruit and frankincense sugar scrub recipe uses sugar is because it is a natural source of glycolic acid which increases new skin cell production.
What’s So Important About Homemade Sugar Scrub?
Apart from the sheer luxury of cleansing with pure essential oil laden, freshly prepared body scrub, this recipe contains only natural pure ingredients! Unlike the vast majority of store bought body scrubs that are packed full of ingredients that have the potential to damnage your skin.
That’s why it is so good! When you make your own body butter or body scrub, you know exactly what you are getting!
Avoid Added Chemicals and Fillers.
Many storebought scrubs will have chemical fillers, artificial perfumes and additives whichcan be very harsh on your skin.
These irritating ingredients may do the opposite of what you anticipate! Rather than ending up with radiant, supple and moisturised skin you end up with skin that is irritated, flakey and dry, having been stripped of all the natural protective oils.
To add to the list of hazards your store bought scrub may inflict is severe clogging of your pores. In an attempt to cut costs and maintain the look and feel you anticipate, companies fill their products with additional oils! These oils give the correct look and feel but that’s where it ends. The oils don’t absorb, they sit on the outside of your face, or arms, or legs and embed into pores causing breakouts, blackheads and rash.
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 and end up itchy!
What Is So Important About Exfoliation?
It is important that you exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. This helps speed up your skins natural regeneration processes, removes the dead skin cells and ensures clean and cleared pores. Ultimately you end up with refreshed, smooth and polished skin.
As you age your hormone levels fluctuate. Teamed with the stresses of modern life, your work and family commitments and perhaps a not always perfect diet your skin is one of the first things impacted.
Environmental Factors Cause Skin Damage.
On top of that you need to remember environmental factors such as sun exposure, wind exposure, temperature highs and lows. Now putting all those factors togther it’s no wonder at times you find that your delicate skin appears to be developing patches that are rough and flaky or your lips are dry and beginning to get chapped. Those patches of dryness, or raised red spots on the skin is a sign to exfoliate, moisturize and hydrate!
The good news is, with a regular exfoliation cycle built into your beauty regime you can easily combat the signs of early skin damage!
You may notice that many scrubs use sugar as a natural abrasive. The sugar granules are course enough that they assist in removing any dry, flaky skin cells while also helping to brighten tired and dull looking skin.
The reason sugar can reinvigorate and brighten skin is the glycolic acid that it contains. This acid helps to break down the proteins that would normally keep dead cells attached to your skin.
This scrub acts as an exfoliant, a moisturizer and rids dead skin cells. The result is radiant and beautifully smooth skin!