Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub Benefits with DIY Recipe
Most people know that sugar is bad for them, but what they may not know is that sugar can be used in a number of natural beauty recipes. One of my favorites is a sugar and coconut oil scrub. This scrub is great for exfoliating the skin and leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Best of all, it's easy to make and uses only 2 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Keep reading to learn how to make your own sugar and coconut oil scrub!
Sugar is a great exfoliant for the skin. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for the skin. When you put them together you will get a skincare product that reaps many benefits for your skin. A coconut oil sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and radiant. It will also help improve the blood flow to your skin.
Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub Benefits
Are you looking for a natural way to improve the look and feel of your skin? If so, you may want to consider using a sugar and coconut oil together in a body scrub. These 2 ingredients combine to make a simple DIY scrub that is easy to use and can provide a range of benefits, including improved skin tone, reduced inflammation, and increased circulation. Read on for more information about the benefits of sugar and coconut oil scrubs, as well as instructions on how to make your own.
What Coconut Oil Does for The Skin?
Coconut oil is used for both hair care and skincare. Coconut oil can be found in any grocery store and can also be used for cooking. These are the benefits of using coconut oil in your skincare routine:
- Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and can help assist with body acne and reduce redness.
- Coconut oil is extremely moisturizing and will help your skin retain its moisture
- Coconut oil can help repair cracks in the skin because of how well it keeps moisture locked in
- Plumps the skin to diminish wrinkles and fine lines
- Coconut oil is full of vitamins that are healthy for your skin like vitamin E, vitamin K, and lauric acid
While coconut oil is good for retaining moisture, it should only be used on the body because it can clog the pores on the face and cause acne.
Why Sugar Scrubs are Good for Your Skin?
Sugar is a safe readily available ingredient that will help to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating your skin helps improve blood circulation giving your skin a brighter more youthful appearance.
Sugar has many benefits for the skin, here of 4 benefits of sugar scrubs:
- Scrubbing with sugar will get rid of dead skin without damaging your skin
- Scrubbing with sugar clears out your pores and prevents acne
- Scrubbing with sugar leaves skin looking vibrant and feeling soft
- Sugar helps your skin retain natural moisture when used externally
Sugar scrubs are a good addition to a weekly skincare routine but shouldn’t be used daily. Exfoliating every day can leave skin feeling dry and cracked. Skin needs time to rest after it has been exfoliated.
How to Use a Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
To make the scrub simply combine the sugar and coconut oil to your desired consistency. If your coconut oil is hard, you may need to warm it enough to change to liquid for easier mixing. Start with 2 parts sugar to 1 part coconut oil. So an example would be 1 cup of sugar and1/2 cup of coconut oil.
Depending on your desired consistency, add more sugar for a coarser feeling, or add more oil for a more liquid substance. If you are new to scrubbing, you may want to use less sugar until your skin becomes used to it.
- Shower with warm water to relax your skin and open your pores
- Use body wash or cleanser as you normally would to prepare your skin to be scrubbed with your coconut oil and sugar scrub
- Once the body wash is rinsed off, scrub the desired areas of your skin with your homemade coconut oil and sugar scrub
- Switch to cold water after rinsing off the scrub to close your pores and tighten your skin
- Dry off your body completely with a towel
- Apply lotion to your freshly exfoliated skin to trap moisture in your skin
Homemade sugar and coconut oil scrubs are very easy to use but do not use them two days in a row. Exfoliating your skin too frequently can leave it dry and damaged.
Exfoliating too often can also leave abrasions in your skin. The point of exfoliating is to leave your skin soft and rejuvenated. It is not recommended to use this scrub on your face. The sugar that is safest to use on your face is brown sugar and coconut oil can cause acne when used on the face by clogging your pores, it is comedogenic. This scrub works best on the body and lips.
Final Thoughts on Using Coconut Oil and Sugar Scrub
Making your scrub at home is a great way to take control of your skincare routine, but it can be nerve-wracking figuring out what is good or bad to use on your skin. Many people rely on scrubs bought in the store because they are nervous to experiment around and possibly ruin their skin.
Making your scrub from sugar and coconut oils is easy and good for your skin. There are no harmful ingredients and preservatives to worry about. The only thing to keep in mind is that this scrub should only be used on the body and the lips, not the face.
Using this scrub on your face is too harsh for your delicate facial skin. Plus, using coconut oil on your face can clog your pores and cause acne. This scrub is safe to use on the body for most skin types.
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About the Author: Jenni Mac
Hi, I’m Jenni! I am a health and beauty blogger that loves making homemade sugar scrubs. Here you will learn all about DIY sugar scrubs! I have been blogging for over three years now, my first blog is RawBeautyBlog.com - it is all about natural products, DIY skin care, inner beauty, and anything else to do with natural living, check it out.
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