Introduction: Natural Exfoliant - for Sensative Skin
Exfoliation is a key step in maintaining healthy skin. It removes any dead skin cells and dirt from the skin surface and encourages new skin cells to grow.
Unfortunately, for those like me with sensitive skin or a glycerin allergy almost ALL of the commercial and chemical products leave your skin bright pink and burnt for days rather than fresh, clean and glowing.
Salt scrubs are a great, natural way to solve this problem. But they can leave your skin dry, and often feel too abrasive.
Here is the simplest solution! In only 2-3 steps you can have a low-abrasion sugar scrub that will work for most skin types.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need
-Caster sugar or small grained white sugar
-Ground spice of your choice. (Cardamom is good for scent, I have chosen Ginger because it has ant-bacterial properties, and I like the smell)
-(Not pictured) Something to contain the ingredients (and old coffee jar is perfect)
Step 2: Preparing Measurements
The measurements all depend on how much scrub you wish to make. basically you want to have 2 parts brown sugar to one parts white sugar, and add a teaspoon of spice at a time until you can smell it when mixed in.
I have used 1 cup of brown, 1/2 a cup of white and 1 tsp of Ginger to fill a small 250g coffee jar.
Step 3: Mix
You want to make sure all the sugar is mixed, the white sugar will prevent the brown from clumping and crystallizing, so you want to make sure its all combined.
Step 4: Final Product.
Transfer the sugar to a air-tight container, and you are done.
How to use:
-Wet the area of skin you wish to scrub
-Tip out small amount of scrub into one hand.
-wet your finger-tips of the other hand and use them to pick up small amounts of the sugar.
-Scrub your skin, remember to be gentle, too much scrubbing will damage new skin as well as old.
-Rinse everything well and clean any spilled sugar.