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10 Simple Homemade Brown Sugar Scrubs For Gorgeous, Glowing Skin

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10 Simple Homemade Brown Sugar Scrubs For Gorgeous, Glowing Skin April 30, 2018

Your daily skin care routine is incomplete without scrubbing. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is essential, but scrubbing gives new life to your skin. And nothing is better than including the super exfoliating antioxidant-rich brown sugar in your skin care routine.

And if brown sugar is not yet a part of your daily skin care routine, here are the reasons why it should be:

Brown Sugar Scrub Benefits

1. It’s Rich In Antioxidants

A study claims that brown sugar can eliminate harmful free radicals. The phenolic and volatile compounds give it its antioxidant properties (1).

2. It Contains AHA

Cane brown sugar is rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). This compound can penetrate your skin and can break down the compound that binds the skin cells. This promotes cell regeneration and rejuvenation (2).

3. It Exfoliates Your Skin Without Damaging It

Brown sugar is much softer than white granulated sugar. So, it gently exfoliates your skin without damaging it.

What more? It keeps your skin hydrated and locks the moisture in. So, your skin doesn’t feel dry at all.

Now that you know what wonders can brown sugar do to your skin, here are the recipes of a few DIY brown sugar scrubs that you can make at home.

Homemade Brown Sugar Recipes For Glowing Skin

  1. Brown Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub For Acne
  2. Brown Sugar And Honey Scrub
  3. Brown Sugar And Vanilla Scrub
  4. Brown Sugar And Olive Oil Scrub
  5. Brown Sugar And Coffee Grounds Scrub
  6. Brown Sugar And Lemon Scrub
  7. Brown Sugar Exfoliating Scrub
  8. Brown Sugar And Almond Oil Scrub
  9. Brown Sugar Scrub For Oily Skin
  10. Brown Sugar And Peach Scrub

1. Brown Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub For Acne

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What You Need
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil (unrefined)
  • 2-3 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)
How To Use
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply it on your face and scrub in a circular motion for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash off.
Time Required To Complete This Process

15 minutes.

How Often?

Once a week.

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2. Brown Sugar And Honey Scrub

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil (optional)
  • 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
How To Use
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply the scrub on your face and gently massage for 10 minutes.
  3. Let it stay for another 5-10 minutes and then wash.
Time Required To Complete This Process

15- 20 minutes.

How Often?

Twice a week.

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3. Brown Sugar And Vanilla Scrub

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What You Need
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup olive/coconut/almond oil
  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil (squeeze a capsule)
How To Use
  1. Take a bowl and combine all the ingredients.
  2. You may adjust the amount of oil according to your preference.
  3. Apply the scrub to your skin (you can use it on your face and body).
  4. Scrub for 10 minutes and leave it on for another 10 minutes.
  5. Wash with warm water.
Time Required To Complete This Process

20 minutes.

How Often?

Twice a week.

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4. Brown Sugar And Olive Oil Scrub

What You Need
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (you may adjust the quantity of oil as per your need)
How To Use
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and it’s ready to use.
  2. Apply to your face and neck and gently massage with your fingers.
  3. Massage for 10 minutes and then wash.
Time Required To Complete This Process

10 minutes.

How Often?

Once or twice a week.

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5. Brown Sugar And Coffee Grounds Scrub

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What You Need
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup coffee grounds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
How To Use
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the oil.
  2. Add the oil at the end. Adjust your quantity to get a thick paste-like consistency.
  3. Apply it to your skin (both face and body) and scrub gently in a circular motion.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water.
Time Required To Complete This Process

10-15 minutes.

How Often?

Once a week.

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6. Brown Sugar And Lemon Scrub

What You Need
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
How To Use
  1. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon in a bowl.
  2. Add brown sugar, oil, and honey and mix well. It should be of medium to thick consistency.
  3. Apply the scrub to your face and neck and massage with your fingertips for 10 minutes.
  4. Leave it for another 5 or 10 minutes and then wash.
Time Required To Complete This Process

15- 20 minutes.

How Often?

Once or twice a week.

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7. Brown Sugar Exfoliating Scrub

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil (you may use organic coconut/jojoba/almond/olive oils)
How To Use
  1. In a blender, grind the oatmeal and brown sugar.
  2. Take a bowl and combine all the ingredients and stir well.
  3. Wet your face a bit and then apply the scrub.
  4. Gently massage in a circular motion for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Wash off.
Time Required To Complete This Process

5-10 minutes.

How Often?

Twice a week (if you have sensitive skin, use once a week).

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8. Brown Sugar And Almond Oil Scrub

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What You Need
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
How To Use
  1. Mix the sugar, oil, and honey in a bowl.
  2. Apply it all over your face and neck and then massage using your fingertips.
  3. Massage for 5 minutes and then wash with warm water.
Time Required To Complete This Process

5-7 minutes.

How Often?

Once a week.

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9. Brown Sugar Scrub For Oily Skin

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
How To Use
  1. Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth paste.
  2. Wash your face and apply the scrub.
  3. Massage for 5 minutes and leave it for another 5 minutes.
  4. Wash off.
Time Required To Complete This Process

10 minutes.

How Often?

Twice a week.

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10. Brown Sugar And Peach Scrub

What You Need
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 ripe and mashed peaches (do not peel)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
How To Use
  1. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Wash your face and then apply the scrub all over it (in case you want to use it as a body scrub, apply after rinsing).
  3. Scrub for 5-10 minutes (if using on the face) and leave it on for another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Wash it off.
Time Required To Complete This Process

10-20 minutes.

How Often?

Once or twice a week.

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I guess you will all have these ingredients in your pantry and even if you don’t, chill, because they are readily available. So, before you get all the ingredients together and whip up your scrub, take a look at the precautions that you need to take when using the DIY scrubs.

Tips And Precautions For Using Homemade Brown Sugar Scrubs

  1. Never scrub too forcefully or over-scrub a particular area.This will harm your skin. Aggressive exfoliation may cause dark spots on your skin.
  2. Be cautious when using essential oil in your scrub. Never use more than the amount prescribed. Before you use an essential oil on your skin, do a patch test to see if it suits your skin or not.
  3. If you have acne-prone skin, then it’s better to use scrubs less frequently. Scrub mildly and use ingredients that aren’t too abrasive on your skin (avoid coffee grounds) and put tea tree oil in your scrub.
  4. If you have acne prone and sensitive skin, avoid using a scrub more than once a week.

Listen to your skin. Pay attention to how it’s reacting to ingredients and everything else will fall into place. Try these scrubs and let me know how your skin felt afterward. Keep watching this space for more such skin care tips.

Expert’s Answers for Readers Questions

Is it safe to use essential oils in the facial scrub?

Answer: Yes, it’s completely safe. You can use any oil in your scrub. However, ensure that you do not use it more than the prescribed amount.

What’s the shelf life of these DIY scrubs?

Answer: Since these are made of natural ingredients and do not contain any preservatives, these may last only 3-4 weeks

Is it okay to use vegetable oil in sugar scrub?

Answer: Yes, you can use that. However, it’s better to use unrefined oils. You may also use coconut, olive, almond, jojoba, grapeseed, and rosehip oils.

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