Benefits of Brown Sugar
Natural food items easily available in the kitchen cabinet have been used for beauty home remedies down the ages. Brown sugar is one of them. It is inexpensive and readily available in homes.
Brown sugar is popularly used as scrub for exfoliating skin. It is a source of glycolic acid which is the smallest alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Because of its smallest size, these molecules can penetrate deep into the skin. It loosens the bonds of skin cells, and promotes new cell growth. Sugar facial is better than artificial glycolic treatments. Brown sugar exfoliates dead cells from the outer skin.
Brown sugar is a natural humectant. It draws moisture from the environment and transfers it to the skin. It serves as a natural moisturize which keeps the skin soft and at the same time hydrated. Raw sugar is coarse. Brown sugar is gentler than salt, and softer than granulated sugar.
3. Radiant Glow
As brown sugar exfoliates dead cells from the outer skin and hydrates the skin, it gives the skin a shiny glow. It works to prevent and assuage problems of tanned skin. It can be applied on legs, back, and shoulders.
4. Removes Scars
Application of brown sugar helps to lighten skin and diminish the scars. Glycolic acid present in brown sugar is known to make the skin fairer. It also controls the melanin formation.
5. Prevents Acne
Brown sugar naturally exfoliates, and removes dead cells. It hydrates the skin and promotes healthy skin cleansing and circulation. Those prone to acne can opt for brown sugar facials to prevent acne and pimples, and to capture that perfect selfie with glowing skin. Brown sugar facial mask also has anti-bacterial properties.
Recipe for Brown Sugar Scrub and Moisturizer
Mix honey and brown sugar in equal ratios. Add essential oils like lavender, jasmine and geranium. Apply the mixture to the face, neck area and massage in a circular motion till the sugar melts. This will remove dead skin from the applied area. Rinse with luke warm water and pat it dry.
Mix coconut oil and brown sugar to get desired consistency. Add essential oils like lavender, jasmine and geranium. Apply in circular motion till the sugar melts. This removes dead skin and leaves it soft. Rinse with luke warm water.
Other alternatives to coconut oil are olive oil or almond oil.
Brown sugar can be added to milk to make a face mask. The proportion will depend on the desired consistency.
Lemon juice can be added to any of these mixtures.
Aloe vera and brown sugar can be added in equal ratios. This mixture helps to lighten the skin color.
While cooking, reading or just relaxing, rejuvenate yourself with brown sugar mask and wear a fresh, youthful skin.