DIY: Superfood Brown Sugar Body ScrubEveryone knows how to make a scrub right? You mix oil with sugar/salt & done. So why is mine any different? Well mine contains ginger, orange zest & juice, brown sugar & canola (rapeseed) oil which are all incredible for your skin....I wish I had planned it, I had no idea until I started writing this post!
I also wanted to see what I could do about this weird skin thing I get on the top of my arms. I hoped that by making a sugar scrub with some acid in it would have dual exfoliating action & finally get rid of whatever it is that's wrong with my arms. Well it seems to be working + it smells great!
The reason it's all so good for your skin? Well
apparently the ingredients are all skin super foods.
Brown sugar contains glyolic acid which fights bacteria & is a natural form of alpha-hydroxyl acid which is the stuff in acid toners that works as an exfoliant. Plus brown sugar is a natural humectant which means that it draws moisture in from the environment & from there into your skin.
Rapeseed oil is rich in Vitamin E & K which are incredible for your skin. It also contains loads of anti-oxidants & treats skin infections. Being a natural oil it is also an amazing moisturiser which absorbs beautifully into the skin.
Orange Peel & Juice
Oranges are high in natural acids which mean that the juice is great at clearing out your pores & exfoliating your skin. Orange zest contains high concentrations of vitamin C which is great for your skin as are the anti-oxidants in oranges which allegedly do everything including stop you from getting old?
Okay so ginger is just the most amazing super food but it is also amazing for your skin. Ginger helps fix odd pigmentation around scars, it increases circulation, it reduces acne, it is an anti-inflammatory & anti-cellulite....making this scrub perfect for everything you could ever use it for.