Sugar scrubs are an effective way to nourish and exfoliate the skin. There are loads of sugar scrubs on the market – they smell divine and make your skin feel fabulous.
But there is no need to buy expensive jars of brown sugar scrub when it is easy to make your own scrub with a few simple ingredients – and pocket the savings while you are at it.
Here are a couple of great age-erasing brown sugar scrubs for you to try. Make a little extra, and share with a friend.
Brown Sugar and Olive Oil
- ½ dark Brown Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Mix into a paste. Wet your face and massage the scrub into the skin using a gentle circular motion with the fingertips for about 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use twice a week for beautiful results.
You can use almond oil if you prefer. Almond oil is a common ingredient in many skin care products. It is an excellent emollient and moisturizer – it nourishes and softens the skin, making it smooth to the touch.
Brown Sugar, Almond Oil and Vitamin E
This recipe makes enough to use as an amazing body scrub. Store the extra scrub in jars or travel-size plastic bottles for future use.
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Sweetened Almond Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Vitamin E (cut open a couple Vitamin E liquid gel caps)
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Mix the almond oil, vanilla extract and vitamin E in a medium bowl. Add the brown sugar and mix well. Separate the mixture into pretty glass jars or plastic containers.
Use as a facial scrub or a body scrub. Either way this is an excellent emollient that exfoliates, soothes, nourishes and softens the skin. It will also relieve dry, irritated skin, and rashes.
Shower using warm water (not too hot). Massage the brown sugar scrub in a circular motion from your shoulders to you feet. Don’t scrub – a gentle massaging action is all you need – let the brown sugar do the work of exfoliating. Focus on dry skin and rough patches.
Rinse with warm water. You can wash with soap after removing the scrub, however, doing so will also remove the almond oil and vitamin E left on the skin – one of the best benefits of this sugar scrub.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can soften rock-hard brown sugar by placing it in a bowl and covering with a wet paper towel. Microwave for 15-20 seconds then break up with a fork – repeat the process if necessary but do not heat for more than one minute or the sugar will dissolve.