The Basics of Your Sugar Scrub
Sugar may not be the best thing for your diet, but it works wonders for your skin. It acts as a gentle exfoliator while removing dead skin cells and also has a few health benefits for your skin as well.
- Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture into your skin. This helps your skin stay healthy and supple!
- Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which is often used to treat scarring, skin discoloration and fine lines and wrinkles, because it helps to break down dead skin cells and support cell turnover.
- Sugar is ideal for sensitive skin because it dissolves in water. The small granules gently buff away skin cells without making sensitivity worse.
Why Sacha Inchi Oil?
This recipe uses Sacha Inchi Oil, which is derived from the plant Plukenetia volubilis, a tropical fruit that produces a seed known as sacha inchi or the Inca Nut. This remarkable plant has been cultivated for thousands of years in the Amazon. These days, many consider it a superfood due to its abundance of tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds, as well as healthy fats. It is an antioxidant powerhouse and contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E. These help to fight against skin damage and counteract aging.
Sacha Inchi Oil absorbs into the skin quickly, creating a protective moisture-locking barrier.
Customize for Your Skin’s Needs
Sacha Inchi Oil has a very earthy smell, so we like to add essential oils to this sugar scrub to cover it up. However, each essential oil has a different purpose, so it’s important to pick out a combination that is specific to you! Here are a few essential oils that are good for your skin:
- Lavender: Calming, gentle and nourishing, lavender oil can reduce the appearance of blemishes and give your skin a youthful glow.
- Rosehip: Containing retinoids, rosehip oil helps brighten your skin and can fight acne. It also has anti-aging properties and fatty acids that help hydrate your skin.
- Frankincense: Many know this oil for being an anti-aging powerhouse, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Pink Grapefruit: This oil works well for people with oily skin, and also smells super refreshing!
- Chamomile: If you have dry skin, this is the oil for you! It helps revitalize and hydrate your skin.
There are a few more essential oils that nourish your skin, but these are the most common. You can pick any combination you want to add to your scrub! For more information on essential oils, click here.
How to Use Your Sugar Scrub:
To use, take a quarter sized amount of scrub, then, using gentle, circular motions, massage into your skin for about one minute. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and you’re done! You only need to use this scrub about two times a week, so be careful not to overdo it.
We hope this helps you get the softest, glowiest skin ever! 🙂
For more ways to use Sacha Inchi Oil, click here.