Sugar scrubs are a simple beauty recipe that help you achieve glowing, soft skin and can be adapted to your specific needs – dry skin, oily skin, dull complexion, redness, you name it. With only a few ingredients, this recipe can be whipped together in ten minutes or less, and is so much cheaper than commercial beauty products (and, of course, chemical-free). Sugar acts as a gentle exfoliant and is great for getting rid of dry, flaky skin on your face, body, and feet. It also naturally prevents bacteria growth, which makes it ideal for acne-prone skin. Add a little oil and honey for a moisturizing boost, and optional ingredients of your choice for scent or to tackle other skin issues, and voila! You have a moisturizing exfoliator tailed to suit your skin’s needs. Try this easy Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub recipe for smooth, radiant skin from head to toe!
What you’ll need:
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup oil (coconut, olive, avocado, or almond oil are great options)
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon vanilla (for its delicious smell; you can also add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil*)
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil (to give the scrub an extra antioxidant boost)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. It’s as simple as that! To use the scrub, apply it to your face, body, hands and feet – anywhere and everywhere you want! Use gentle circular motions to work the scrub into your skin, avoiding the eye area completely. Rinse off with warm water followed by a quick cold rinse to close pores and seal in the moisture. Pat dry and enjoy your fresh skin!
* You can choose to use your favorite essential oil to simply add a pleasant fragrance to the scrub. However, if you are looking for added benefits aside from aroma, lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, and sandalwood are some of the most popular essential oils used to treat skin problems.