DIY BROWN SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE

While Sephora’s store shelves are stocked with many different brands of brown sugar body scrub, some which we absolutely love like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and Archipelago Brown Sugar Scrub, it is really quite simple to make your own. It only requires three ingredients, a glass jar and five minutes of your time.

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DIY BROWN SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup of Turbinado Sugar
* 1 tbl of Almond Oil (or grapeseed oil, sesame oil, coconut oil)
* 8-10 drops of Rose Oil (or your favorite essential oil)

Mix ingredients together and place in a glass jar. Store in a cool dark place. Stand in your shower. Before wetting your skin, massage scrub dry onto your body. For best results use twice weekly.

While Sephora’s store shelves are stocked with many different brands of brown sugar body scrub, some which we absolutely love like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and Archipelago Brown Sugar Scrub, it is really quite simple to make your own. It only requires three ingredients, a glass jar and five minutes of your time.

Sugar may ruin your teeth, but it has many great benefits for your skin. First of all, sugar is hydrating. It is a natural humectant, which means that it will draw moisture from the environment into your skin. Secondly, sugar is an excellent exfoliant as it is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which dissolves dead surface skin cells to help reveal healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Lastly, sugar can be more beneficial for your skin than salt as it is gentler. Salt is too harsh, it can cause microscopic tears in the skin and can actually strip the skin of natural oils causing dryness.

When choosing a type of sugar for your body scrub, be sure to use turbinado sugar because it is naturally coarser than granulated brown sugar providing a more thorough exfoliation.

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DIY Cornmeal Facial Scrub

214ec6_233bf9fad5c6a6ac97f96d0af6200991.jpg_srz_p_465_380_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzFacial scrubs are  great for improving the texture and tone of the skin. They are designed to exfoliate the skin, which removes dead skin cells giving the skin a smooth, healthier appearance. There are thousands of different brands to choose from, you can even make your own, but the most important thing to remember when searching  for the best facial scrub, is to  focus on choosing ingredients that will help improve your specific skin condition. While they should not be used in place of  professional exfoliation treatments, the occasional use of a facial scrub can provide you with a more even complexion.

DIY Cornmeal Facial Scrub

An easy way to create your own scrub is to simply add 1 tsp of cornmeal to about 1/2 tbsp of your favorite milk or gel cleanser. Gently scrub using circular motions and rinse well with lukewarm water. Apply a hydrating or clay (if you have oily skin) mask for about 5 mins and rinse. Finish up with sunscreen and moisturizer appropriate for your skin type.