Sugar is not just for sweetening up your morning coffee or your favorite cup of herbal tea. It can also be used for beauty purposes as well. In fact, sugar can help give you soft glowing skin and remove unwanted hair naturally from the body.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
A homemade sugar scrub is easy to make and can be used for exfoliating dead skin from the body naturally because of its gritty texture. To make a homemade sugar scrub all you need to do is pour two cups of pure sugar cane into a mixing bowl with a cup of olive oil, ten drops of your favorite essential oil and combine the ingredients together until you get a thick gritty scented sugar scrub that you can store away in a jar or plastic container until you are ready to use it in the shower.
The first thing you should do before using the homemade sugar scrub is get into the shower and rinse down your body with plenty of warm water to help soften the skin up so it is easier to exfoliate. Then, take handfuls of the scrub and rub it into the skin from head to toe with your hands using circular motions for several minutes until you feel the dead flaky skin is removed from your body. After, rinse down with plenty of warm water, pat the skin dry and apply your favorite body lotion or cream to help keep the skin well hydrated and protected throughout the day.
To keep skin looking glowing and beautiful all the time, it is best to make and use this homemade sugar scrub at least once a week. This scrub can also be used to exfoliate the face, hands and feet as well from dry flaky skin so they can also feel soft and look beautiful too. Exfoliating with a homemade sugar scrub weekly can even help reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots and acne scars naturally.
Homemade Sugar Wax
When you need to remove unwanted hair from your body naturally, a homemade sugar wax works beautifully. To make a homemade sugar wax combine a cup each of sugar, honey and lemon juice together in a small microwavable dish. Then microwave the mixture on low heat for 2 minutes, or until the mixture begins to bubble. After, remove the mixture from the microwave, give it a good stir and allow it to cool and thicken up for 10 minutes before using it to remove unwanted hair because using it hot could burn the skin badly.
To use the homemade sugar wax all you need to do is apply it like you would a regular hair removal wax on the area of the body you want the hair removed from, take a clean cloth and place it over the sugar wax pressing down and than gently pull in the opposite direction of the hair to remove the unwanted hair naturally. After, it is best to rinse down and apply an organic body lotion to the skin to help soothe and nourish it back up so it can be soft and supple again.
You may use this homemade sugar wax recipe as often as needed to keep unwanted hair away naturally. However, it is best that the hair is at least a forth inch long before trying to use the wax, otherwise the wax wont work well and will tug at the skin instead.
So remember, you don't need to waste your money now on drug store body scrubs and hair removal waxes. You can make your own right at home that are chemical free and all natural that can help get your skin and body hair free and silky soft and smooth.