Sugar is one of the best natural beauty ingredients to exfoliate your skin. Sugar acts in a gentle and non-damaging way. They also help rejuvenate the skin by removing all dirt from the skin pores. When all dead skin and dirt are removed, new skin becomes radiant and smoother. Sugar has a natural anti-aging effect because it limits toxins from attacking your skin cells, which will help slow down the aging process.
Regular grain sugar, brown sugar or organic sugar all work pretty well. Brown sugar is the best and least abrasive, followed by regular granulated sugars and ultimately organic sugars the coarsest. Depending on your current skin condition, choose the right one. Mix and match until you get a homogeneous mixture. For oils to mix with sugar, coconut oil is the most commonly used because it is often available for cooking and topical skin and hair care.
For a long time, everyone believed that coconut oil would protect the skin from harmful rays. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that have strong antiseptic and antibacterial properties. When coconut oil is applied to open wounds, they heal faster and may prevent infection.
There is a lot of vitamin E in coconut oil and this is essential for healthy skin. Vitamin E repairs damage and protects skin from cracking. It can also help improve premature aging. The protein in coconut and coconut oil also helps keep skin healthy by contributing to the improvement of cell and tissue health. Coconut oil is also good for some skin disorders like acne, psoriasis and eczema. Also, one of the best attributes is that it’s easy to maintain, doesn’t go rancid for a long time.
A very easy way of sugar exfoliation is to combine 1 cup of sugar mixed with ½ cup coconut oil. You can add lemon, orange or grapefruit peel if you like, or add a few drops of vanilla. Essential oils are also a great choice for this scrub.