Did you know that apart from sweetening desserts and drinks, sugar has some amazing beauty benefits as well? Yes! Sugar scrubs help to hydrate, moisturize and exfoliate your skin. Sugar can be used to treat sun damage and the ageing process of the skin. In fact, sugar also improves the flow of blood to the surface of the skin.
1) Lemon and Sugar Scrub
Mix 2 spoons of sugar with the juice of 4 limes. Once mixed, apply this scrub onto your face. Massage the scrub onto your face by moving your fingertips gently in a circular motion. Continue massaging until the sugar granules get dissolved into the skin. After this, wash your face. This simple scrub can help to clear tanned skin and dark spots.
2) Milk Scrub
Mix 7 drops of orange oil (which can be obtained from the orange peel) with 2 tsps of sugar, 2 tsps of milk cream (malai) and 5 tsps of olive oil. Using this sugar scrub will help to remove the daily dirt from your face. Over time, regular use of the scrub will help to improve your skin tone as well.
3) Honey and Sugar Scrub
4) Olive Oil/Almond Oil and Sugar Scrub
Take 1 tbsp of either olive oil or almond oil and mix it with sugar to make this scrub. Apply this scrub onto your face. This scrub helps to remove toxins from the skin and gives your skin a natural glow. Apply this scrub onto your knees and elbows to brighten these areas as well. In addition to this, the scrub is also very effective in removing whiteheads and blackheads from the skin.
5) Beetroot and Sugar Scrub
To make your lips rosy and soft, use this beetroot and sugar scrub. To make this scrub, mix beetroot juice with 1 tbsp of sugar. Apply it onto your lips and see the difference for yourself!
6) Peppermint and Sugar Scrub
If you have dry skin, this peppermint and sugar scrub is for you! Mix 1-2 tbsps of sugar with 3 tbsps of coconut oil (heat the oil slightly before adding it to the scrub), 2 drops of peppermint oil and ½ tsp of Vitamin E oil. Mix everything together and apply this scrub onto your face.
So try out these homemade sugar scrubs and look your best everyday!
Sources: Allure, Boxwood Avenue, Etsy, Hacked, Koko’s Kitchen, NDTV Food, Simply Being Mommy, TCM Herbs.