Scrubs made with either salt or sugar are a great way to exfoliate and give your skin a healthy glow. Generally sugar scrubs are the gentler option, but should still be used with care if you have sensitive or damaged skin.
The sugar in this scrub recipe isn't just acting as an exfoliant, Glycolic acid occurs naturally in sugar and can help to remove dead cells and clarify the skin.
Brown Sugar Scrub
½ cup fine brown sugar
½ cup olive oil
4 drops vanilla extract (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well to make sure the sugar is well coated in oil. Store in a tightly closed container for up to two weeks.
To use: massage over face and neck for 2-3 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
My next blog post will look at salt scrubs.
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