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Quick Ways to Make Sugar Scrub at Home for that Perfect Radiance

Properly exfoliated skin can keep all skin-related troubles at bay. Thus, having an effective scrub is vital. But, a proper skin care treatment at regular intervals can burn a hole in your pocket. Here is a homemade sugar scrub that can be as effecti

Skin Care By Vasudha Bhat / Nov 01, 2014

Benefits of Exfoliation

Exfoliation plays a vital role in keeping your skin cleansed, healthy and beautiful. To keep the skin clean and glowing, most women depend on spas and massages that can fulfil the needs of your skin. However, these beauty treatments can prove to be harmful for your wallet. The most important thing which you must understand before hitting a salon is that the basic components of all these expensive beauty products are derived from nature. Thus, the expensive body scrub gels or mud packs available in the stores can be made at home using simple ingredients like sugar.

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Why Sugar Scrub?

A sugar scrub can improve the appearance of skin and texture by exfoliating and moisturizing it. Sugar can produce compounds like glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxyl acid that can effectively loosen the dirt and dead skin cells. Sugar scrub does not contain any harsh granules that can scratch skin or cause irritation. The best part about the scrub is that you do not have to necessarily buy a scrub containing sugar granules from the stores. In just four easy steps, you can prepare it yourself at home.

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You will need the following ingredients to make a sugar scrub:

  • Half cupful of coarse sugar
  • Half cupful of fine white sugar
  • 4 tablespoonfuls of olive oil, vegetable oil, baby oil or aloe vera oil
  • Half tablespoonful of essential oils like rose oil, lavender oil, sandalwood oil or vanilla oil

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Step 1

Clean up and sterile a plastic container to put the coarse and fine sugar. Mix them up well and keep mixing till the two completely blend.

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Step 2

Once the coarse and fine sugar is mixed thoroughly, slowly add oil to the mixture and blend it with a spoon. According to your preference, add enough oil and keep mixing them.

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Step 3

To this mixture, add your favourite essential oils and blend them thoroughly. This is done to have a pleasant aroma in the scrub which can help in relaxing the mind and revitalizing the senses.

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Step 4

Store this mixture in a clean and beautiful plastic jar. Apply it whenever you feel that your skin needs some exfoliation or is losing its moisture.

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The Effect

One of the best parts about making the sugar scrub at home is that it leaves no side-effects, allergies or other skin problems behind. Take a small amount of the scrub and gently rub it on your face and body with cold water. Once you rinse it off, you will be left with clean and glowing skin all day long.

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