If you were to ask a woman – “Quick, what’s the first thing on your mind?”, “A younger-looking skin” will be the response of more than half of them. “Beauty is skin deep” – this statement is as much metaphorical as literal. That is where scrubs come into the frame.
A scrub is an exfoliation product that removes the dead skin and leaves behind a younger and healthier-looking skin for you to gloat about and for others to get jealous about. Now if you were to ask again – “Quick, everybody who wants his/her skin to be sweet as sugar and flavored like salt, raise your hands”. Almost all of the hands will go up for sure.
Everybody yearns for younger-looking skin and that is precisely the reason why the skincare industry in the world is the fastest growing sector with thousands of crores invested in it. Away from all this chaos and skincare butchering, there are two products that stand apart from the crowd and fulfill the desires of each of those raised hands: sugar and salt scrubs.
The best thing about them is that you can prepare them at home, and since both are natural ingredients, they won’t end up damaging your skin unlike others, that promise the same but lose out on keeping it. Although they are quite similar as they both give the same result, they differ in other aspects that will be brought to light in the next section of this article. So keep reading!
- In terms of texture, sugar scrub is softer and sticker as compared to its salt counterpart.
- The sugar scrubs are gentler and are suited for sensitive skin types.
- Sugar scrub dissolves readily in hot water that makes it less abrasive and harsh than the salt scrub.
- Sugar scrubs do not have any mineralization benefits of salt scrub and are used for facial exfoliation.
- The sugar scrub is best suited for first-time scrub users.
- The sugar scrub is not suited to those with excessively rough skin, as it is gentle and will not help in removing the dead skin.
- The salt scrub is rougher than the sugar scrub. Much unlike sugar scrub, it is not sticky as well.
- Salt scrub has therapeutic benefits that help remove the toxins and impurities from the skin.
- The salt scrub is abrasive towards the skin and helps smooth out hardened skin.
- Salt scrubs have mineralization properties that help in achieving healthy skin.
- The salt scrub is best suited for people with dry rough skin and people with acne problems, as it helps to absorb the excess oil from the skin.
- Salt scrub may be a bit irritating (according to skin type) and therefore not to be used in sensitive, irritated, or cut skin.
Making a Salt-Based Scrub
- ½ cup Oil (choose from olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil)
- 1 cup Sea Salt (don’t use iodized salt that you use to flavor your dishes)
- Few drops of Essential Oil (choose from lavender oil, lemongrass, or rose)
- Put the sea salt in a glass or plastic bowl.
- Add oil and mix well. Make sure the mixture is moist enough to hold together and does not get too thin or runny and extra oily.
- Pour a few drops of essential oil to add in that nice fragrance.
- The salt scrub is ready to apply.
Making a Sugar-Based Scrub
- ½ cup Olive Oil or Honey
- 1 tbsp Lemon Zest
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- Few drops of Essential Oils (choose from lavender oil, lemongrass, or rose)
- Put the brown sugar in a glass or plastic bowl.
- Add the olive oil or honey and mix well. Make sure the mixture is moist enough to hold together and not get too thin and extra oily. Add lemon zest and mix again.
- Pour a few drops of that high-quality oil to add in that nice fragrance.
- The sugar scrub is ready to remove the dead cells and add a natural spark to your look.
Scrub your way to a naturally glowing skin with sugar and salt scrubs.