Have any of y’all looked online or on Pinterest for good DIY sugar scrubs for the body and face? I know I have. Sugar scrubs are typically made with sugar that is used to gently exfoliate the skin to help remove dead skin build-up to give a smooth and glowing appearance. Just like your face, your body needs exfoliation to stay healthy, hydrated, and soft.
Yes, loofahs and gloves can exfoliate the skin, but it doesn’t fully remove the built up of dead skin. Loofah's and gloves contain bacteria after time which is why it is recommended to change it every so often. In this article, you will find a DIY sugar scrub with ingredients that you have at home, which is perfect time for fall when our body decides to become rough and dry due to the cold temperatures.
Sugar scrub benefits:
- Removes layers of dead skin build-up to promote a healthy and flawless skin.
- Smooths and softens rough, dry skin.
- Helps free ingrown hairs and smooths razor bumps.
- A very inexpensive choice since you can do it from home.
- Helps with effective circulation and skin cell turnover.
- Hydrates the skin
- Made with natural ingredients and sugar is a natural source of glycolic. Glycolic acid is the main ingredient when it comes to exfoliating and hydrating without having to do much since glycolic acid does it for you.
Along with sugar scrubs, I am sure you’ve heard of salt scrubs and curious if there’s a difference between the two. They both have the same benefits except salt scrub is grittier when used with coarse salt and can be extremely harsh on the skin especially if it is sensitive and more so if used on the face. If you are planning to use salt scrubs in the future, only use it on the rough parts of your body such as your elbows, feet, and knees. Sugar granules are rounder and less abrasive which is the most popular choice in exfoliating the skin.
WELLB® DIY Sugar Scrub
-3 full droppers of the WELLB OIL ( you can add a little more for a creamier consistency)
- 1/4 cup of sugar (white or brown, no alternative such as Stevia, Splenda, etc. White sugar is the best choice if exfoliating your face.)
1. Mix bother ingredients together in a small bowl until the oil has absorbed into the sugar.
2. Apply to skin starting with your feet and working your way up and begin exfoliating with gentle pressure in circular motions. If you are exfoliating the face, be sure to do so very gently and to not overdo it. Reason being the skin is the most sensitive part of the body due to blood vessels. If you have the WELLB BALM, add a pump to the sugar scrub mixture and it will help make it more creamy and not so grainy to alleviate it being rough on the face.
3. Once you have finished exfoliating the body, rinse off with water, and pat the skin dry with a clean towel.
4. MOISTURIZE with THE WELLB OIL or BALM !!
When exfoliating, often, we believe that since we are naturally hydrating and removing the dead skin build up with the sugar scrub, we don’t think we need to apply moisturizer to the skin. Applying a moisturizer or oil to the skin afterwards is a very important step because it will lock the hydration into the skin. Using this WELLB® method eliminates waste. A lot of times we will purchase a product, in this case a sugar scrub, and because we may not use it as often, it'll dry out by the time you go to use it again. When making a homemade sugar scrub, you know you will always have a fresh batch each time you need it.
With the holidays coming up, homemade sugar scrubs are such a fun and easy gift to give to your co-workers, family, friends, and they make excellent stocking stuffers and party favors!
If you do not have the WELLB OIL & BALM yet and would like the view the natural ingredients along with the reasons why it is considered a multi-purpose personal care product, click on the link to view the products on our website. // THE OIL // THE BALM (curbside available!)
Who’s ready to take their skin to a new level of smooth and hydration? Try it today!