Exfoliation can do so much for your skin. This sugar scrub with lavender can help!
Today we’re going to share a DIY exfoliating sugar scrub for your face.
Exfoliating your face daily can do so much for your skin. Just think about it . . . your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells, pores are continuously pushing out oils, toxins, and bacteria, and as you go about daily life your skin encounters harsh contaminants in the environment.
All of that builds up on your face. It blocks pores, causing things like acne, and stressing your skin.
And some soaps can actually dry out your skin, causing more irritation when you wash your face.
Enter the beauty of exfoliation!
Simply getting your face wet with hot water (not too hot, but warm enough to help your pores open gently), and then exfoliating can help you scrub away all of those dead skin cells and other gunky buildup. The warm water is key, because it helps your pores release contaminants so you can scrub them away.
We love using DIY exfoliating sugar scrub recipes for face washing.
The right sugar scrub recipe can replace harsh soap in your skin care routine. Sugar is gentler than salt, which makes it more ideal for exfoliating the skin on your face naturally. And if you add a rich carrier oil—like argan oil—it can also moisturize and nourish your skin.
Want to calm down acne with your exfoliating sugar scrub, too? No problem. We’ll make this scrub with essential oils that get rid of bacteria, calm inflammation, and support a glowing complexion.
Let’s get to the recipe . . .
DIY Exfoliating Sugar Scrub with Lavender and Frankincense Essential Oils
- 1 oz brown sugar (white sugar works too!)
- 5 oz argan oil (Argania spinosa)
- 3 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 3 drops frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
Mix your ingredients up in a 4 oz glass jar. Your scrub should be oily. This will help the sugar stay on your face as you’re massaging it into your skin to exfoliate. It’s also what is going to offer so much deep moisturizing.
If you want it less oily, add more sugar.
Want it more oily? Add more argan oil.
To use your exfoliating sugar scrub, first get your skin wet with hot water.
Then get a bit of your sugar scrub on your fingertips and massage it all over your face. The exfoliation and massaging of your fingers will also stimulate circulation, so your skin is nourished from within, too.
After you’re finished exfoliating, use your wash cloth or flannel to gently wipe the scrub off your face. You might find that enough argan oil lingers that you don’t need to take the extra step of moisturizing.
If some of the sugar scrub gets into your eyes, just put a bit of pure carrier oil on your wash cloth or a paper towel and hold it to your (closed) eye. (Water won’t attract the oil away from the lipids in your eye, but oil will.)
Argan oil can be expensive.
It’s sometimes called “liquid gold”—but it’s worth it for your face! It’s a light, silky carrier that doesn’t clog pores, and is rich with nourishing, healing antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E. Skin loves argan oil!
If you want to substitute a less expensive carrier oil for your DIY sugar scrub, we suggest sweet almond oil.
The lavender and frankincense essential oils make this exfoliating sugar scrub extra nourishing. They prevent bacteria, soothe inflammation, and support a radiant, healthy complexion and even skin tone.
Sometimes simply removing harsh ingredients from your skin care routine, like drying soaps, chemical washes, or alcohol-based cleansers, can do so much for your skin’s health. You might want to try focusing on simply removing dead skin cells and contaminants with daily exfoliation.
Give it a try in your skin care routine for at least a week or two, so your skin has time to stabilize and restore, and you can really experience how this works for you.Let us know how you like it!