Hey, lovelies!

Staying at home, I have unconsciously become very meticulous about my skincare and I love it! My skin has been thriving!!. With no stress, no direct sunlight and a full skincare routine, things could not feel better.

Therefore, I’m going to share a sugar scrub recipe that I’ve fallen in love with. I have used 2 batches of this and what kind of person will I be if I don’t share what I’ve learned on how to make body scrub with you.

Before we go into the recipe there are different types of body scrubs. There are sugar scrubs, salt scrubs and chemical emulsified scrubs. All of these variations can be used by anyone, it all depends on your skin type and benefits you hope to get from these scrubs. Sugar, salt and coffee scrubs are the most popular types of scrubs in the market and based on my findings, sugar scrubs are preferred for sensitive skins whilst sea salt scrubs are for tougher & coarse skin types. So, choose whichever suits your skin best. I chose sugar because sugar is readily available when compared to sea salt.

To go straight into the recipe, these are the things you will need for a homemade body scrub:

Ingredients:

  • Sugar (Brown or white).
  • Coffee grounds (Optional)
  • Oil or Serum of choice. For my recipe, I used leftover CT+ clear therapy serum and a bit of coconut oil.
  • Milk Powder
  • Liquid soap/shower gel. I added my skin brightening shower gel to my scrub to allow the scrub lather and wash away and not leave sticky residue on my skin. If you do not have a liquid soap or shower gel, you can dissolve a little bit of black soap with a tiny amount of water and add to the scrub for the same effect.

Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients first like the sugar and the milk powder before the liquid ones. You can mix till you get the consistency you are comfortable with. If it becomes too watery add more powdered ingredients and if it’s too lumpy and dry, add more wet ingredients.

Note: Before you use this scrub, do a little test patch on your arm just to be safe. But if the ingredients you used are already compatible with your skin, this may not be necessary.

How to use body scrub:

  1. Use all over the body immediately after a bath.
  2. Apply and continue to rub for 3-5minutes.
  3. Leave on your skin for 10-15 minutes if you can, I did for 5 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with water. This is why I added a bit of my shower gel, sugar scrubs can feel a bit sticky and I’m not comfortable with that.
  5. Apply moisturizing lotion, body oil, or any form of moisturizer almost immediately.
  6. Do this routine 2-3 times a week.

How to use sugar scrub for your face:

This sugar scrub can be used on not just your body but also your face. Here is how to use a sugar scrub on your face.

  1. Apply a little amount on the cheeks and forehead area.
  2. Gently rub all over your face. Unlike your body, the face is a lot softer and more sensitive. Hence, gently rub this scrub in a circular motion on your face and neck, do not apply much pressure.
  3. Leave for 3-5 mins
  4. Rinse off with water.
  5. Apply face cream and sunscreen.

Benefits of body scrub:

  • Scrubs help to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. Sugar scrubs are better for mild exfoliation.
  • Easy to make with readily available ingredients.
  • Gives the skin a smooth & glowy appearance and also brighten dull skin,
  • Softens the skin.
  • Sugar scrub can be used on the face and body without any breakouts because of how mild sugar is on the skin.
  • Very cheap and affordable. No need to break the pocket or go outside, especially for this sugar scrub.

My Experience:

I used the first batch 2 times and being my first time using a body scrub, it was a wonderfully new experience for me. This may not be the best body scrub but it is a very good body scrub and a good recipe for diy skincare.

This sugar scrub left my skin feeling so soft and so smooth it was almost not believable. I used my Fair and white body oil immediately after. After my second use, I could tell a bit of difference. My skin had noticeably become softer, smoother and glowy.

You can also tweak the recipe by adding other ingredients to suit your preference and skin needs. I have a personalized recipe for my skin but this recipe stated here is generalized and can be used by anyone.

Let me know how this body scrub works out for you in the comments below.

Until my next post, kisses!!.


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