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I have used sugar scrubs for a while now….shoot, I even homemade sugar scrub! I love the feeling of how soft and smooth my skin is afterwards. After talking to a few friends about the benefits of using a sugar scrub on a regular basis I realized that most of them were using it the wrong way! GAH!
Personally I love to use a sugar scrub on my legs before shaving them, on my whole body before a spray tan, and on my face to help get rid of acne and tighten up my pores. Using it before shaving seriously cuts down on the amount of times I shave my legs a week. I used to shave every day or at least every other day during the summer and now I can go 4 or 5 days between shaves. This stuff is genius y’all!
However, in order to get the most benefits out of your sugar scrub you need follow these simple steps! I will be telling you specifically about using it on your face but these tips should be used for your whole body.
First, I wash my face with my normal face soap. The key is to make sure and get every bit of makeup and dirt/oil off of your face really good. We want to start with a clean slate, so to speak. This is my fave makeup remover of the moment…
Next… and this is the most crucial step…you need to rinse your face again with really warm water, during this step I usually just get a washcloth wet with hot water and drape it over my entire face. The goal here is to get those pores open! After a few minutes I use a towel and just pat my whole face until it’s damp, not soaking wet.
After your face is damp to the touch you can get some of your sugar scrub and rub it onto your face. You don’t need to rub hard just use the pads of your fingers and massage it on in circles all over your face. I get my forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck really good. At this point your face will be red and it will probably hurt a little but hey, no pain no gain right?
Currently I am using my homemade sugar scrub. It’s good stuff y’all!
When your face has been sufficiently scrubbed, rinse your face off making sure to get all of the sugar off! Use the same towel from earlier and pat your face dry then slather on your favorite moisturizer! Your face should feel as smooth as glass!!
My fave moisturizer right now…
I usually use my scrub at night before I go to bed a couple of times a week. When I wake up in the morning my face is still super smooth and my pores look super tight. WIN!!
I usually use a sugar scrub once or twice a week. This isn’t something I do on the daily because it would be too harsh for my skin. It is also totally normal to break out a little after the first time you scrub. Your pores are releasing all of the dirt and toxins that have been building up inside them and so it just happens sometimes.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!!
Have you been scrubbing correctly??
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I’ve never used any sugar scrubs but maybe I’ll give one a shot!
I don’t have any face scrubs, but I have a body one I got from B&BW and I’m def gonna use it before I shave my legs – thanks girl!
I have never used a sugar scrub before, but a friend of mine started making them. And if what you say about having to shave less I may just need to volunteer as a test subject for her.
Happy SITS Sharefest!
Emily @ Words I Wheel By says
I just recently started using scrubs and was planning on Googling more on how to use them properly, and then I came across this post on the SITS link-up! Perfect!
I have made a homemade sugar scrub but I have not used it in a year. Do you think it is still safe to use for sensitive skin? I break out easily so, can you give me some tips about sugar scrubs and what brands work wonders on skin?
I would stir it up really good and see what the consistency is. You can always add more soap to it. I would think it would still be good but if you are questioning it you can always make more! I have had some sitting in my pantry for a few months and it separated a little bit and I just Gove it a good stir when I use it.