October 15 2019 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
When you hear the word sugar, you may often think weight gain, and a unhealthy diet. But as for your skin, there are many benefits of sugar. Sugar is known for its startling effects on aging skin and is one of the most natural products to exfoliate the skin.
A more gentle alternative to salt scrubs, the elements of a great sugar scrub are comprised of sugar combined with oil and often an aromatic and uplifting essential oil like lavender, rose geranium, or grapefruit. Sugar scrubs leave the skin soft and fragrant.
The benefits of sugar for the skin are not just experienced externally. A "bit" of sugar in your diet might also do your skin some good. If your blood sugar is too low, it can sometimes give you dark circles and cause issues with your complexion.
More Benefits of Sugar Scrubs
You can add sugar to lemon juice and honey to prepare a simple and yet effective scrub for your skin. Sugar scrubs are mild and help to gently remove dead skin cells. They also help to rejuvenate the skin by cleaning all the dirt from the skin pores.
The benefits of sugar for your skin is not limited to exfoliation. If you use a powdered brown sugar mix (with olive oil), it can be very helpful in keeping the skin soft and supple. Olive oil has Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids that naturally moisturize the skin. The brown sugar removes dirt and unclogs the pores.
Sugar scrubs have been associated with removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, without causing and pain or skin irritation. A sugar scrub is an especially good choice if your skin is extremely sensitive. If you have not already, be sure to try our Brown Sugar and Honey Facial Scrub. It's a "beauty" favorite!
Skin Oil Balance
Another major benefit of sugar for your skin is that it maintains the oil balance. Sugar contains two important components, glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid. These components help to maintain perfect oil balance in the skin. They will not allow your skin to become too dry or too oily. So, all you are left with is a healthy and radiant glow.
Protection Against Toxins
Sugar has a natural anti-ageing effect on the skin. Sugar scrubs cleanse your skin and do not allow toxins to attack your skin cells. This in the long run can slow down the aging process and help to keep your skin youthful much beyond your years.