When people hear the word “sugar,” “healthy” doesn’t exactly come to mind. Sugar is normally associated with desserts and other treats that result in flabby stomachs and gross teeth. The truth is that sugar has its benefits when used properly and can be very beneficial for your skin.
Here are three interesting facts about sugar:
- Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. It can actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.
- Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which means it encourages cell turnover and generates fresher and younger-looking skin.
- Sugar's small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and can be used to exfoliate dead surface skin cells. This results in glowing, healthy skin.
Sugar scrubs are more beneficial than salt scrubs. Salt can cause microscopic tears in the skin, whereas sugar granule are generally gentler then salt. Also, because of sugar's natural humectants properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils.
Benefits of Exfoliation With Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs promote circulation while exfoliating your skin. Regular exfoliation provides better absorption of lotions and helps reduce ingrown hairs on waxed or shaven skin. Use our organic sugar scrub 2-3 times a week to see a dramatic difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
A regular routine of exfoliation helps skin maintain an even tone and increases circulation. This, in turn, promotes the collagen production necessary for skin to remain pliable and resilient. As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
Sugar scrubs serve a dual purpose by tightening the pores and adding moisture to the skin leaving it smooth and soft. Sugar contains glycolic acid that works to protect and moisturize the skin and help the body maintain a natural balance.
Directions: For best results, use a sugar scrub while taking a shower. Apply a handful of sugar scrub to wet skin and massage in circular motion over entire body. After rinsing off, your skin will feel refreshed and healthy. Follow with one of our Body Oils, Body Butters, or Lotions to seal in moisture.
We have a variety of sugar scrubs available. They are great for allergy sensitive skin. We use Junk Free ingredients, and never use harsh chemicals or ingredients that you can’t pronounce. We proudly use Farm to Skin ingredients, and our products are made in Montana, USA. Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.