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Who Knew Exfoliating Could Be So Sweet

July 31, 2017

While brown sugar may not be great for out waist it is great for our skin regimen. Brown sugar is another cost-effective, natural product which helps you get the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted.  With one ingredient you can pronounce (unlike most of the store-bought versions) and the long list of benefits, brown sugar should be part of your beauty routine. Here is why. Exfoliating clears away dead skin and pollutants from your skin, allowing your skin to breathe! You can find many expensive products out there to exfoliate your skin, from peels to scrubs to brushes, but this kitchen staple is the perfect solution.  Brown sugar contains glycolic acid which helps fight bacteria. Brown sugar hydrates your skin more than other exfoliates because it is a natural humectant. It is also gentler and safer than many other exfoliating methods (like salt scrubs or brushes) because of its smaller particle size, making it great to use on your face and sensitive skin. Plus it tastes great when you exfoliate your lips!

How do you use brown sugar to exfoliate? Well … I keep a container of it in my shower at all times. I exfoliate once a week. I wash my face and body in the shower. Without rinsing off I grab about one tablespoon of brown sugar at a time (making sure my hands are dry so I don’t dissolve the brown sugar right away) and gently massage it into my skin, in a circular motion, for 30 seconds. Once I am done exfoliating any areas I feel need it, I rinse off with warm water. Right when I get out I follow-up with a moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated.

The general recommendation is to exfoliate your skin once a week to help get rid of the dead cells and leave your skin healthy. Based on your skin type, you can exfoliate more or less often.  You can even mix in some olive or coconut oil and your favorite essential oils to add moisture to your skin. Take extra care when going out in the sun right after you exfoliate because your skin may be particularly vulnerable. Also, avoid waxing right after exfoliating as the fresh new skin can be sensitive.

What have you tried that works well?

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