DIY Face Scrub With Sugar

A small exfoliating brush keeps your hands from getting sticky.

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Touch your face after a vigorous exfoliating scrub and you know how much smoother your skin feels. Any slightly gritty material, from sand to beaded cleansers, exfoliates by scraping away dead skin cells. But you don't want just any product touching your skin. Sugar has the grainy texture necessary for exfoliating and also contains glycolic acid, a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid found in sugar cane.

Related Searches:Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need3/4 cup natural sugar1/4 cup olive oil3 drops citrus oilSmall bowlMixing spoonGlass jar with lidSuggest Edits1

Pour three-quarters cup of natural sugar into a small mixing bowl. Loosen the sugar by mixing or separating it with your spoon if necessary. Natural sugar is the closest to sugar cane, making it rich in glycolic acids.


Add one-quarter cup of olive oil to the mixing bowl and stir until the mixture forms a thick, pastelike consistency. Olive oil contains natural moisturizing lipids and makes the sugar spreadable.


Stir 2 or 3 drops of essential oils into the mixture so your face won't smell like olive oil when you're finished. Choose skin-friendly essential oils like citrus, lavender and mint.


Spoon your facial scrub into a glass jar and cover it with a lid.

Tips & Warnings

Keep a small spoon near the jar so you don't accidentally spill half the bottle on yourself while pouring the scrub into your hands.

If you have sensitive or broken skin on your face, consult a dermatologist before using any type of skin scrub.

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