Yes! Believe it or not, sugar is good for you. Maybe not in the sticky sweet cinnamon bun or jelly donut way, but sugar can be beneficial – especially for your skin. The trend in skin care is moving toward more natural and organic products, and sugar scrubs can be a key ingredient in a natural skin care regimen.
Sugar is a natural humectant. It draws moisture from the environment into your skin. Using sugar based products can help hydrate your skin and retain moisture. Sugar is also a natural source of glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid. This penetrates the skin, breaking down the bond holding the skin cells together. This allows cell turnover resulting in fresher and healthier looking skin.
There is a variety of scrubs in the skincare aisle at your local pharmacy or department store with a wide range of ingredients, some of which you can’t pronounce and have no idea what they are. Is that really what you want to be using on your skin?
Sugar Scrub Benefits
Sugar scrub can be a great option for exfoliation which is the process of removing the top layer of dead skin. Gently massaging the sugar scrub against the skin will create friction that facilitates exfoliation.
There are other skincare benefits of sugar. It can aid in the softening of your skin. A scrub that combines sugar and a natural oil such as olive oil can help keep your skin soft and supple. The sugar removes dirt and unclogs pores. The olive oil contains vitamin e and omega-3 fatty acids that naturally moisturize the skin.
One of the best skincare benefits of sugar is that it helps maintain the perfect oil balance of your skin. The glycolic and alpha-hydroxy acid in sugar will help to keep the skin from becoming too dry or oily, giving you a healthy and radiant glow.
By protecting against toxins, sugar can provide a natural anti-ageing effect on the skin. Cleaning your skin with a sugar scrub can prevent toxins from attacking your skin cells. Over time, this can impede the aging process and help the skin to retain a more youthful appearance.
Sugar can also help you achieve clearer skin. The gentle abrasion of a sugar scrub removes damaged or dead skin cells and unclogs pores. This helps prevent many skin issues such as blackheads, skin blemishes, breakouts, and acne.
Choosing a Sugar Scrub
Everyone’s skin is different and some are more sensitive than others. Skin can even differ from one part of your body to another. Probably the most important ingredient in a sugar scrub is the granules themselves. It is best to test the the scrub on a small patch of skin in the area of your body where you plan to use it.
Sugar Scrub vs. Salt Scrub
Sugar granules are more rounded than a grain of salt and less abrasive. Because of this, sugar scrubs are gentler than salt scrubs, making them the best choice for sensitive skin and really, the only choice for the face. While sugar scrubs don’t have the mineral benefits of salt scrubs, sugar granules dissolve more easily in hot water and are less drying to the skin.
I AM Organic offers four varieties of sugar scrubs for the body, all made organic white granulated sugar and other natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients. Our mission is to provide our consumers with premium quality products that are free from chemicals or dyes and are kind to you as well as our environment. We want to provide you with not only a luxurious product but an experience as well. In addition to our sugar scrubs, check out our other products as well.