Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sweet Beauty: Homemade Sugar-Based Scrubs

You may not realize it, but most of your exfoliating beauty products get their dead-skin blasting power from an ingredient you have in your pantry: sugar. While some products like to get more on the fancier side and use black, brown or keto sugar, regular white refined sugar can work wonders too. To learn some "decadent" homemade recipes for some exfoliators that can get your skin silky smooth just in time for spring, continue reading below.
Lip Exfoliator
Lip balms can really help nourish lips, but you need to first scrub away the rough patches on your pucker so the moisturizers can seep through. Because you don't want to risk swallowing anything that can be toxic, our exfoliator only contains natural and edible ingredients.
There are two different recipes. The first requires extra virgin olive oil. Stir one tablespoon of olive oil and equal parts sugar in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on your lips in a circular motion for one full minute. Remove the mixture using a warm, damp cloth.  The second recipe requires honey, which contains natural moisturizing properties. Combine   one teaspoon of honey with one tablespoon of sugar. It should create a really thick paste. Slather the paste on your lips, rubbing it in for a few minutes. Leave the paste on for a minute, until it dries. Then remove the paste with a warm, damp cloth.
Leg and Body Exfoliator
While we recommend our second recipe since all of the oils will make sure that your skin returns back to its supple state, if you're strapped for cash our first recipe using plain, unscented lotion can work magic too.
To make a budget-friendly body and foot scrub, all you need is ¼ cup of your favorite lotion and 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix the ingredients into a bowl. It should make a paste. If it's still a little too runny or too thick, add more lotion or sugar until the consistency gets right. Rub the paste all over your legs and arms, or any particular area that is rough—like your feet. Leave on for about a minute or so and wash off the sugar in the shower. Be careful since the lotion will cause the shower floor to get slippery.  You should feel new again.
For a luxurious exfoliator, you'll need 3 tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of jojoba oil and one tablespoon of castor oil. Rub the mixture onto rough patches of skin and like all the rest, leave on for about a minute before rinsing off.

Thanks to Angelita Williams for guest posting,  She welcomes your comments at her email  angelita.williams7


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engineergirl said...

Awesome! I'm so trying this