I’ve been obsessed with sugar scrubs ever since the first time I added it to my shaving routine. I can’t believe all I had to do to fall in love with them is shave my legs!
First, you shave your legs as you would any other day. Second, you rub your sugar scrub all over your legs (it’s quite relaxing and therapeutic!) Next is where the fun part comes in! Bring out that razor for the third step, and with a very gentle hand, shave the sugar scrub off of your legs. For the fourth step, rinse off your legs and pat them dry. Finally, enjoy the softest legs in all of the world and try not to shove them in the face of every single person you meet. Legs aren’t where the benefits of sugar scrubs stop!
The great thing about sugar scrubs is that they’re so versatile and have unlimited uses and benefits. You can use them for the face, lips, body, legs, and the list goes on and on.
The most obvious benefit sugar provides for our skin is the topical exfoliant properties. Sugar has very small particles and will exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving behind soft and supple skin. Sugar scrubs are the most natural way to soften, exfoliate and to freshen up the skin.There are various other reasons that sugar should be a staple in your skin care routine.
Sugar is a humectant, which means that it draws any available moisture from the environment into the skin. This is perfect for the winter or for dry climates where havoc can be wrought on skin, making it dull and dry.
It is also a great source of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and encourages rapid cell turnover. Additionally, the gentle massaging involved in using a sugar scrub increases blood circulation. This increases collagen production and reverses the effects of aging. In turn, this contributes to the fresh, young-looking skin that we all desire and spend so much money to achieve. All we have to do is check out our pantry! The only downside to the glycolic acid in sugar is that it exfoliates the top layer of the skin and sunscreen should be used afterward to avoid damaging the tender skin.
Sugar also diminishes acne and other blemishes on the skin by removing oil and dirt from clogged pores.
There are so many uses for sugar when it comes to the skin and it’s so cheap to buy that the only con to introducing more sugar into your life is cleaning up the mess!