There is nothing more effective to use at home to exfoliate your skin than a scrub. Sugar scrubs are one of the most popular options for many reasons: they are effective, eco-friendly, and easy to make at home. Here is how to make a sugar scrub for your body, face, and lips!
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1. How to make a sugar scrub for your body
The coarse texture of a sugar scrub is perfect for exfoliating your whole body, especially the areas where your skin is particularly rough, including your knees and elbows. The standard recipe for a sugar scrub always involves two ingredients – sugar and oil. Here is what you will need to make a must-try coconut sugar scrub for your body:
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- Granulated sugar – 1 cup
- Coconut oil – 1/2 cup
- Your favourite essential oil or extract – 10-15 drops
First, you will need to leave the coconut oil to soften without melting down. Using a big bowl and a spatula, combine the coconut oil with granulated sugar and the essential oil or extract of your choice until the consistency is uniform. Put the scrub in a jar and use several times a week while taking a shower.
2. How to make a sugar scrub for your face
A sugar scrub for your face needs to be gentler than the scrub you use on your body, which is why sugar face scrub recipes typically produce rather liquid products that allow the sugar to melt down a little and become less coarse. Plus, when you are making your own sugar scrub, you can use the oils and other ingredients that meet your skin type and needs. Here are the ingredients you will need for a sugar face scrub:
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- Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Honey – 1 tbsp
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
In addition to gently exfoliating your skin, this scrub will also nurture it with the help of olive oil and improve your complexion thanks to the use of honey and lemon juice. Slightly whist all the ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork. Apply it to your face and massage gently before washing off. This scrub cannot be stored for too long since the sugar will eventually melt down, so it’s best to use it in one sitting.
3. How to make a sugar scrub for your lips
Your lips need exfoliation even more than your skin, as dead skin cells and dried up skin doesn’t allow you to apply lipstick flawlessly. A lip sugar scrub must be firmer in texture than a face scrub – otherwise it can create a big mess. Plus, your lips aren’t as gentle as your skin and you can go a bit rougher with your lip sugar scrub. Here is what you’ll need for your own lip scrub:
- Sugar – 1 tbsp
- Shea butter – 1 tbsp
Needless to say, your shea butter has to be soft for you to properly incorporate the sugar into it. Thoroughly mix the two ingredients together. You can add a few drops of peppermint oil to give your lips a more voluminous look. Massage the scrub onto your lips, wash off, and apply your favourite lip balm to maintain that soft look and feel.
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