The Benefits of Handmade Sugar Scrubs

The Benefits of Handmade Sugar Scrubs

With the options for dry skin remedies, one may be overlooked. A handmade sugar scrub, as the name suggests, is a body scrub made from primarily sugar with the goal of exfoliation and hydration.

Sugar, being the main ingredient, has many benefits including being a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment. This works in tandem with being a natural exfoliant, removing layers of dead skin and leaving new layers with the ability to hold moisture. Lastly, sugar is a source of glycolic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is commonly used for dry, wrinkled, or sun-damaged skin. The type of sugar also depends upon the use and sensitivity of an individual. Typically, it’s better to practice using fine white sugar on the body as opposed to a more coarse granulated sugar to avoid micro-tears or irritation.

When it comes to using a sugar scrub, there are individual responses to consider. Like most things, there is an equal and opposite response to every action, in our bodies' case: homeostasis. Monitor the skin's response to exfoliating as it removes some of the natural oils, which could lead the body to produce more than usual for the lack thereof. Staying within 2-3 uses per week can help to avoid irritation; however, this may depend on individual conditions.

A practical use for a sugar scrub could be to add it to a shower routine. Using warm water, apply the scrub in a circular motion, allowing for exfoliation, and rinse. Make sure to take advantage of the new layers of skin and moisturize or constitute with a skincare routine to lock in that moisture.

If you want to pair the benefits of sugar scrub with the benefits of an essential oil, we recommend trying Cleansing Tea Tree Sugar Scrub or Mint Condition Sugar Scrub. Both essential oils have been associated with repairing damaged skin. 

We think all of our sugar scrubs smell fantastic! But if you are looking for a scent that is unique to only Seventh Sojourn, you can try Champagne & Sugar Sugar Scrub or Scarlet Letter Sugar Scrub

Finally, you can't go wrong with some of the all-time favorites! Almond Kiss Sugar Scrub, Dragon's Blood Sugar Scrub, and Exotic Grapefruit Sugar Scrub have been around since the very beginning because our loyal customers can't get enough of them!

Sugar scrubs are great for adding any extra layer to a skincare routine. Make sure that the type of scrub chosen is best for individual use, and always avoid use on sensitive, sunburnt, or damaged skin. If there are any questions or doubts, never hesitate to consult a trained professional.

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1 comment

Looking to buy more massage oil . I like the rust color bottle – not sure what the sent is called .

Lisa alton

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