How to Use Sugar in Skin Care
If you love the way your skin looks and feels after a professional sugar skin treatment at a spa but don't love the price, you'll be pleased to know that you can mimic the effect at home for just pennies on the dollar. Once you learn the basics of how to use sugar in home skin care treatments, you can design your own facial and body sugar scrubs to use whenever your skin needs a little tender loving care.
Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Mix 1 cup light or dark brown sugar with 1 tsp. cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil in medium-size mixing bowl.
Add 3 to 5 drops of vanilla essential oil, and mix thoroughly.
Stand upright in your bathtub, and apply the body sugar scrub to your whole body, except for your face and the bottoms of your feet.
Rinse off completely, taking care to remove all traces of the scrub in your bathtub before you step out of the shower.
Lavender Body Scrub
Mix 2 cups organic cane sugar with 1 cup olive oil in large mixing bowl.
Add 10 to 12 drops lavender essential oil, and mix thoroughly.
Add 1 drop each red and blue food coloring, if desired, and mix thoroughly.
Apply the scrub to your entire body, except for the bottoms of your feet and your face, in the bathtub or shower.
Rinse the lavender body scrub off completely, and use your shower head to rinse off any remanding scrub residue.
Brown Sugar and Oatmeal Facial Scrub
Mix 2 tbsp. dry rolled oats with 1 1/2 tsp. dark or light brown sugar in medium-size mixing bowl.
Add 2 tbsp. cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil or fresh aloe vera juice to mixture, and stir thoroughly.
Add 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice to mixture, if desired, and stir thoroughly.
Wet face, and apply brown sugar and oatmeal facial scrub to damp face.
Rinse off with lukewarm water.
White Sugar Facial Scrub
Add 1 tsp. white sugar to 2 tbsp. of your regular facial cleanser, and stir thoroughly.
Add 1/4 tsp. honey to mixture, and stir thoroughly.
Apply white sugar facial scrub to damp face, and massage into face well.
Rinse off with warm water.
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