April 12, 2019
I am obsessed with DIY scrubs. Why? They are the cheapest and safest way to rub your skin problems away! Just wander around your kitchen, and you will find all the ingredients you need to take care of your skin. The two most common ingredients that you will find lying in your kitchen cabinet are coconut oil and sugar. When combined, coconut oil and sugar can moisturize and exfoliate your skin and keep it baby soft. How? Scroll down to find out!
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Coconut oil and sugar are good for exfoliating not only your face but also the rest of your body. However, if you have oily and acne-prone skin, avoid using coconut oil on your face. It can block your skin pores and aggravate your acne or cause breakouts.
Now, letâ€™s focus on why you should consider this simple and amazing scrub for your skin care needs.
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It is an excellent emollient and extremely beneficial in preventing dry, flaky skin and conditions such as atopic dermatitis (1). Sugar, on the other hand, is a humectant that draws moisture from the environment and keeps your skin hydrated.
Coconut oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can prevent many skin issues caused by bacteria (1).
Coconut oil and sugar scrub can gently get rid of dead skin cells. Compared to salt, sugar granules are less abrasive. Therefore, they clear out the dirt, stimulate skin cell growth, and remove all traces of makeup from your skin.
Virgin coconut oil contains antioxidants (2). These antioxidants protect your skin from environmental damage and free radicals. They also prevent oxidative stress, which, in turn, prevents cellular breakdown. This reduces the chances of premature aging and keeps your skin youthful and healthy.
As mentioned earlier, the coconut oil and sugar scrub can be used on any area of your body. This can be your secret weapon to prevent razor bumps and ingrown hair. Using the scrub on the affected area (where you get the most ingrown hairs) at least thrice a week can prevent the hair from curling up inside your skin.
Who knew that two simple ingredients like coconut and sugar could have these many benefits, right? Letâ€™s check how you can make a simple DIY coconut oil and sugar scrub at home.
You Will Need
Remember, this scrub is preservative-free, so it will not stay fresh for long. Make it in small batches that you can use up within a week or two. Store it in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can use this scrub to massage your face, hands, and other body parts. Here is how you can do that.
On Your Face
Note: Donâ€™t add citrus essential oil if you are using the scrub on your face. Citrus essential oil does not suit everyone and may cause a reaction on your skin. Reduce its quantity if you still want to use it.
On Your Hands
On Your Legs And Feet
Note: Be careful while using it on your legs in the bath to avoid any accidents.
You can notice immediate results after using this amazing scrub, so you can wash it off within a minute. The best thing about this DIY scrub is that you can add ingredients such as vitamin E oil, cinnamon powder, and oatmeal to customize it for your specific skin needs. So, donâ€™t waste time and pamper your skin with this super simple scrub. Tell us about your experience with it in the comments section below!