While we all know consuming too much sugar isn’t good inside our body, applying it to our skin is another story. As the colder months roll in, our skin starts to crave nourishment and needs a bit more pampering. And while the beauty industry introduces product after product to solve any issue we might have, often going back to the basics is best.
Enter the age-old skincare secret of raw sugar scrub – a simple but powerful self-care tool that offers a myriad of benefits to your skin and body. From its gentle exfoliation properties to its holistic aromatherapy benefits, get ready to discover why this trusted natural remedy is becoming a staple in the pursuit of luminous, velvety-smooth skin.
Here are 4 ways our sugar scrubs keep winter skin healthy:
Exfoliation: Sugar is a natural exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities from the skin's surface – and does so without causing irritation. This process is especially important in the winter, as skin becomes more dull and less attended to. Exfoliating can leave the skin looking fresher and more radiant – and generally more cared for. While some exfoliants can be pretty harsh, the granules in sugar scrubs are generally smaller and smoother than those in salt scrubs for instance. This makes sugar a gentle yet effective abrasive, perfect for sensitive skin.
Moisturizing: Sugar contains natural humectants, which means it attracts and retains moisture. When used in a scrub, sugar can help hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Our sugar scrubs also use sweet almond oil, which helps to even further moisturize skin. Sweet almond oil also contains many nutrients that are good for the skin, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Furthermore, when sugar scrub is massaged into skin, it also promotes blood circulation which can contribute to healthier skin by delivering oxygen and nutrients to skin cells.
- Skin Tone + Texture: Exfoliating with sugar can stimulate the regeneration of new skin cells which is always helpful for addressing issues like uneven skin tone and texture. Exfoliation will immediately reveal smoother, velvety skin texture and as the sugar granules remove dead skin cells, you’ll notice a brighter complexion, which is hugely beneficial for addressing issues such as hyperpigmentation or dullness. Regular exfoliation can also help prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells and allowing hair to grow more freely.
- Aromatherapy Benefits: One of the best benefits to using our sugar scrubs in the winter time, is the added aromatherapy benefits. Our sugar scrubs incorporate essential oils such as eucalyptus, spearmint, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, tea tree, and others! The aromatherapeutic properties of these oils is boundless and can contribute to a relaxing or invigorating experience during your scrubbing ritual.
Our Destress Sugar Scrub uses eucalyptus and spearmint to calm and regulate the body and mind.
Our Sleep Sugar Scrub helps the body prepare for a deep night of rest with calming lavender and geranium essential oils.
Our Uplift Sugar Scrub utilizes the rejuvenating properties of grapefruit and citrus essential oils to lift your mood and spirit.
Our Refresh Sugar Scrub wakes you up for a productive day with peppermint and lime essential oils.
Our Soothe Sugar Scrub lets the mind feel totally at ease and soothes the body with chamomile and lemon essential oils.
Unlike many other products on the market, our scrubs are made without any toxic fragrances, only 100% pure essential oils – so you can be sure your body is well taken care of. Prepare to be pampered!