Brown sugar is the best exfoliant out there. It doesn’t cause irritation to the skin, like sea salt does and it’s recommended for any face type. What more could you possibly want? If you want better results, add honey to nourish the skin and get a glowing complexion.
You will need the following ingredients:
– half a cup of raw honey (optional)
– half a cup of brown sugar
– 1 or 2 drops of any essential oil that you enjoy best
– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
These are all the ingredients that you need for the best facial scrub ever. You add all the ingredients in a bowl and you mix them well. Apply the scrub on your face and use circular movements for a better exfoliation. After you are done rinse your face with lukewarm water. You can also use some moisturizer after the scrub. You can apply this mask weekly but if it’s winter time you need to use this scrub more often.
The truth is that brown sugar is a controversial ingredient among medicinal science. While some doctors sustain that brown sugar in your diet, in moderate amounts is good for your health and beauty, other nutritionists consider that there is no need to eat not even 1 gram of sugar because it’s harmful. When we were children, we loved sweets full of sugar and never thought that they will harm our teeth. Now, we are all careful with sugar intake, because we really want to take care of our silhouette.
In the beauty domain, brown sugar represents a commonly used ingredient in the composition of cosmetic masks and exfoliating products, for hair removal purposes and even as an essential ingredient in the fight against wrinkles and losing the firmness of the skin. Sugar, especially the brown one, is a rich source of energy and it stimulates the general well-being of humans. A proper quantity of glucose favors cerebral activity, the memory, the reacting speed and attention. Complex sugars found in the cells have not only energetic and structural roles. They are well-known for reducing wrinkles as well as improving the texture of a mature, fragile and thin skin.
There is another way to prepare a homemade scrub: brown sugar and olive oil. Mix the sugar with olive oil and apply this mixture on your facial skin, with delicate massaging movements, so that you don’t aggress your skin uselessly, but strong enough to eliminate dead cells and impurities. After massaging, the mixture needs to be left for a few minutes to act and then rinse it with lukewarm water. This mask helps to heal the wounds of the facial skin, especially acne.
It is also possible to prepare a hydrating mask with milk and brown sugar. In 150 ml of lukewarm milk you need to melt two teaspoons of brown sugar and then apply this mixture on your skin, for 10 minutes, by finally rinsing it with lukewarm water. Your skin will become firmer and more illuminated.
Finally, preparing a scrub that consists of brown sugar and coffee is an excellent choice. From approximately 200 grams of coffee grounds, a few tablespoons of olive oil and a few teaspoons of brown sugar, you will obtain a homogeneous paste with which you will delicately massage your whole body. This type of scrub is especially efficient for cleaning the skin from dead cells, especially before exposure to sun or applying hydrating lotions on your body.