Body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and moisturize your skin and make you feel great! The brown sugar body scrub with coconut oil will exfoliate and help to unclog pores. Dry, flaky, or oily skin is a major bummer. You can score smooth skin in the shower with a sugar scrub. Applying one properly (and frequently) can help exfoliate your body and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin silky soft.
COCONUT OIL: It's anti-bacterial: The lauric acid found in coconut oil gives it antimicrobial properties to kill bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation. Eases inflammation by suppressing inflammatory markers and protect the skin by enhancing skin barrier function. Locks in moisture: Extra virgin coconut oil was found to significantly reduce levels of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and increase skin surface lipid levels.
BROWN SUGAR: Brown sugar's granulated particles exfoliate your skin, clearing away dry and dead skin cells. This helps create smoother skin and lends a youthful glow. Brown sugar also has anti-bacterial properties and glycolic acid that keeps your skin radiant and healthy.
Brown Sugar & Coconut Oil Body Sugar Scrub
- Wet your skin. Warm water will soften your skin and prepare it for exfoliation. A good rule of thumb is to soak in the tub or stand under the shower for 5 to 10 minutes before you begin scrubbing.
- Massage the scrub into your skin. With gentle pressure, rub the sugar scrub into your skin in a circular motion using the pads of your fingers. This not only sloughs off dead skin, but it also boosts circulation and stimulates the production of collagen in your body, a protein that helps fight wrinkles and keeps skin looking young. Start at the top of your body and work down. Be careful not to scrub too vigorously as it could damage your skin.
- Rinse with warm water. There’s no need to use shower gel or soap following your scrub. For extra hydration and smoother skin, let the scrub sit on your body for a couple of minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
- Dry off. Gently use a towel to pat your body completely dry.
Finish with lotion or body oil. Once you’re dry, apply lotion or body oil to moisturize your newly exfoliated skin. Do this immediately after drying off while your pores are still open and able to absorb the moisturizer easier and faster.