One of my favorite online sites is MakeupAlley.com, a place where other beauty fiends can review their experiences with different makeup brands & skincare products. After some recent browsing on the site, I found out that sugar can be used as a facial & body scrub. Yes, plain ol' sugar, the kind you find in your pantry! I don't know why I never thought about using it before. It's gentle, easy & so cheap!
I added a few pinches of sugar to my aspirin & honey mask. It worked pretty well. After gently scrubbing, my skin felt very smooth & it glowed!
You can add sugar to your favorite soap or cleanser to turn it into an exfoliator. A lot of people combine it with olive oil & scrub away! I haven't tried olive oil yet, but I hear it does wonders, so maybe I'll do that soon. Other things you can use with sugar include cold-pressed oils, essential oils & honey. Experiment with that works best for your individual skin. Don't be afraid to explore! I've also heard of women bringing a cup of sugar with them into the shower & using it (along with soap) to exfoliate their whole body. It's great for elbows & feet too. Just remember not to scrub too hard, do it gently in circular motions! :) Always begin with wet skin & use light pressure.
Happy sugaring, Sugars!