How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub to Combat Dry Winter Skin

posted: 01/18/17
by: Amanda Mushro

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With frigid temperatures outside and dry air in your home, your skin is probably feeling the effects of winter. Even if you are lathering up with lotions to combat your dry and itchy skin, you going to need more than a moisturizer to reverse the signs of winter. So rather than hide your skin until spring or spend big bucks on exfoliating and moisturizing scrubs, you can make your own sugar scrub with ingredients you already have around your home. These sugar scrubs will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth, and you'll be looking for excuses to jump back in the shower to use them again.

The most basic of sugar scrub recipes start with a base which is a cup of white or brown sugar. Then add 1/4 cup of coconut, almond, or olive oil and mix together. You can finish by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils like lavender, orange, or peppermint. Adding a teaspoon of honey will give your sugar scrub healing and soothing properties, too.

Store your sugar scrub in a sealed container, like a mason jar, so that it doesn't dry up and harden. Before each use, be sure to give the scrub a quick stir to mix the oil and the sugar. If you have sensitive skin or severely dry skin, be sure to test the scrub on a small portion of your skin to avoid irritation.

To personalize your sugar scrubs and create delicious scents, try some of these recipes-- like cinnamon vanilla sugar scrub which smells so delicious or get yourself thinking of warmer weather with this pina colada sugar scrub.