Make sugar scrub yourself: tips, hints and DIY recipes

DIY sugar scrub
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ou can make a soothing sugar scrub yourself at home in just a few minutes. You can use it to complete your skin care routine. Dead skin cells are gently removed with this method.

Sugar peeling – this is how you do it yourself

To make a sugar scrub yourself, you only need a few ingredients. The peeling has the property of gently removing dry skin cells. Since most peelings contain an oil, the peeling also has a moisturizing effect.

  • A sugar scrub usually consists of two ingredients: the sugar and an oil of your choice. The ratio of the two ingredients is a 1:1 ratio. You can use the peeling in many ways. It is suitable for both the skin on the face and the skin on the rest of the body.
  • You can use both brown and white sugar . However, avoid rock candy and powdered sugar, as these are too coarse or too fine and do not have a peeling effect on the skin. Incidentally, raw cane sugar is somewhat coarser than normal sugar and should not be used on sensitive skin.
  • The finer the sugar you choose, the gentler the scrub will be. However, this also ensures that the skin flakes are more difficult to remove than with coarser sugar crystals. Generally, you can add a little more oil if you feel the need to make the scrub less intense.
  • A body scrub is best used in the shower. So you can wash off the peeling immediately after use and leave only a few traces.

How to exfoliate your skin with a sugar scrub

Applying sugar scrubs is easy as long as you follow a few basic rules.

  • Before you exfoliate your skin, the skin should be clean. Remove any make-up residue and other dirt. Before body scrubs, it is very important to note that you rid the skin of sweat. Sweat forms a film on the skin that closes the pores.
  • You should start exfoliating while the skin is slightly damp. The sugar scrub is easier to spread on skin that is damp.
  • Use circular movements to gently remove dead skin from your skin. Repeat the movements for several minutes on all affected parts of the body. Stay gentle to avoid damaging the skin.
  • Then wash off the sugar scrub with plenty of warm water. If necessary, you can now apply a cream or lotion to further care for the skin.
  • How often you should use the sugar scrub depends on your skin type. If you have oily and sensitive skin, you can exfoliate it up to twice a week. For normal skin, one application per week is sufficient and sensitive skin should only be peeled once a month.

These oils are suitable for a sugar scrub

You can achieve different effects with different oils.

  • If you have dry skin, you should use an oil that moisturizes as much as possible. Suitable oils are almond and jojoba oil. Shea butter and coconut oil and macadamia oil are also suitable.
  • There are also oils that tend to have a drying effect on the skin. Examples include grapeseed oil, safflower oil, apricot kernel oil, walnut oil, and argan oil .

Sugar scrub made from coconut oil and sugar

All you need for this recipe is a little coconut oil and sugar.

  1. Mix the two ingredients together. The amount depends on the body area you want to exfoliate. Mixing a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of sugar is enough to exfoliate your face.
  2. If you have very dry skin, you can add a little cucumber or cucumber juice. You should either puree them or grate them very finely using a grater . An essential oil of your choice has other beneficial properties that will benefit your skin.
  3. Mix all the ingredients and get it. You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to your liking. If you don’t use all of the scrub, you can store it in the refrigerator in a clean, tightly sealed jar.

Sugar scrub with coffee

Coffee grounds are also ideal for ridding the skin of dry scales. For this DIY sugar scrub you will need 2 tablespoons of almond and 2 tablespoons of argan oil, sugar, 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds and 2 tablespoons of your choice of sugar. Again, you can use an essential oil of your choice to soothe the skin.

  1. Mix the ingredients together and apply to the skin. If you don’t like the consistency of the scrub, you can vary the amounts of each ingredient. You may need more sugar or coffee grounds.
  2. You can also vary the selected oils and the proportions of the oils according to the needs of your skin. If you have very dry skin, you should replace the argan oil with a moisturizing oil or just use almond oil.

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