Your Favorite Sugar Scrub
liquid of your choice (olive oil, water, etc.)
Dry skin is an unfortunate fact of life. Instead of spending $10 or $20 on a name-brand sugar scrub, make your own! It's easy, fun, and free when you use what you have on hand in the kitchen. And - oh yeah - it works just as good as the store bought stuff and the variations are endless!
Simply choose your sugar and mix with the slippery liquid of your choice. Adjust your amounts accordingly, depending on how "loose" your like your scrub and the amount you need for the area you want to exfoliate. It's definitely not rocket science and is impossible to mess up, so have fun with it.
Directions: Mix. Apply. Rub gently. Rinse. Feel your skin and rejoice for the power of sugar. Follow up with lotion to keep the dream alive.
Sugars: [br] - Table sugar: Recommended - great for the lips, face, decollette, and elsewhere. [br] - Brown sugar: A gentler exfoliation for very sensitive or easily irritated skin. [br] - Raw sugar: Be gentle...this packs a serious exfoliating punch! It's probably too rough for most skin, but can work wonders on dry heels and feet.
Some Liquid Suggestions: [br] - Water: Simple and easy - splash a little water on the area-to-scrub, add the sugar, and rub away. [br] - Oils: Olive oil; palm oil; coconut oil; vitamin E oil; glycerine/glycol, etc. [br] - Lotion: Insert your favorite lotion here. [br] - Foodstuffs: Agave nectar; your milk of choice; melted dark chocolate, and so on. [br]
(For scrubs made with oil, any surplus can generally be stored in an air- and water-tight container for a while and not dissolve.)