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3 Most Useful Natural And Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes For Face, Lips And Acne

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Sugar Scrub Recipes

Sugar Scrub Recipes For Face

Scrubbing your entire body, at least twice a week is the best way to glowing and youthful skin. The never-ending scrubbing options available at market place might blow your mind and arriving at a decision may become a struggle. We say, say ‘NO’ to every option at the store, for the best option is available at your own kitchen. We are talking about your favorite sweetener – sugar.

What is A Sugar Scrub ?:

Sugar scrubs are homemade scrubs, used in powdered or semi-liquid form. The basic ingredient is sugar and it is often enriched with other natural and easy available kitchen ingredients like lemon, turmeric, rose water, coconut oil and what have you.

Why Sugar Scrub is Good?:

First reason to use a sugar scrub instead of any other scrub is the very fact that it is 100% natural and homemade and hence, chemical free. They exfoliate the skin gently and remove the dead skin cells, leaving you with softer and smoother skin. Even for the ones with extremely sensitive skin, a sugar scrub will be the best pick as it wouldn’t harm your skin to the least, make it scratchy or irritable.

How Sugar Scrub Works?

Sugar scrubs, as said, are the most natural way to exfoliate, soften and freshen up the skin. Being a natural sweetener it blends perfectly into our natural beauty regimen. The fine texture exfoliates without leaving any harmful residue that might clog the pores. Its moisturizing properties are an added advantage that prevent the drying of skin. One can use this scrub even on children to cure chapped lips during winters.

Here is the List of Homemade DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes:

1. Lemon Sugar Scrub:


  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon

How to Make:

In a china dish mix the sugar and lemon juice till the sugar softens. But don’t dilute the sugar completely.

How to Use:

  • With your fingertips, massage your face with this mixture, keep the motions circular.
  • Continue for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse off with plain water.

Best Use for: This scrub is best to be used on oily skin.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

2. Coconut oil Sugar Scrub:


  • 1 tsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Mild face wash

How to Make:

  • Heat the coconut oil till liquidated.
  • Mix the sugar grains with oil.

How to Use:

  • Before the sugar dilutes completely in the oil, apply the mix on you face, neck and hands.
  • For face massage the sugar grains in circles till they dilute completely.
  • Wash with a gentle face wash.

Best Use for: This sugar scrub is best to be used on dry skin.

Coconut oil Sugar Scrub

3. Peppermint Sugar Scrub:


  • Five drops of peppermint essential oil
  • A tsp sugar

How to Make:

Sugar Scrub Benefits:

  • Sugar scrubs do not turn your skin dry, in fact it is alpha-hydroxy rich, a substance that exfoliates while moisturizing the skin at the same time.
  • Sugar scrubs won’t clog the pores like many salt scrubs that result in acne and break outs.
  • These homemade scrubs are non-abrasive in nature can be used regularly.

1. Sugar Scrub for Face:

How to Use:

  • Make any sugar scrub that suits your skin type.
  • Gently massage in circular motion for 5 minutes or till the sugar grains dissolve on your skin.
  • Rinse off with plain water.

Tips: Make sure the sugar grains are in semi-dissolved state when you take the mixture to your face.


2. Sugar Scrub for Lips:

How to Use:

  • The best sugar scrub for lips are sugar and lemon scrub.
  • Make the scrub as suggested above, and apply on your lips in to and fro movement.
  • Rinse off after five minutes.

Tips: You may also add few drops of rose water to this solution.

Note: Please be extra gentle while scrubbing your lips.

Sugar Scrub for Lips

3. Sugar Scrub for Acne:

How to Use:

  • Use a sugar scrub with lemon and honey.
  • With a Q-tip apply this scrub on the tip of the zit. Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it with plain water.

Tips: Apply this regularly for a week, the acne and the scar will vanish in no time.

Note: It might sting a little in the initial days. Just a little.

Sugar Scrub for Acne

Sugar Scrub Side Effects:

There is literally no side effects of a sugar scrub. A sugar scrub has nothing but goodness to offer to your skin and add to your beauty.

Precaution for Sugar Scrub

  • Though there are no side-effects of a sugar scrub, you may take the following precautions to avoid any undesirable results:
  • Don’t use very large grains of sugar. Before taking the sugar grains to the skin, make sure it is has started to dissolve and the edges have been rounded so as to save the skin from minute tearing.
  • Don’t use a citric combination of sugar scrub on torn skin, else it will sting.
  • Sugar scrubs are made by combining other products to it. Make sure your skin is not allergic to any of those ingredients.
  • Don’t use a sugar scrub, for that matter any scrub, for more than twice a week.
  • Follow up the scrubbing process with moisturizing the skin with a mild moisturizer in summers and a cream in winters.

The best thing about sugar scrubs are that they are super easy to make and do not consume a whole bunch of your time. We all have different types of skin and there is one sugar scrub for every skin type, and each one of them can be made using ingredients readily available in your fridge. One can use sugar scrubs throughout the year, neither does it dry your skin out in winters, nor turn the skin oily in summers. With so many benefits why wouldn’t you use this amazing scrub right away?

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1 comment

Umaa July 14, 2017 - 6:35 pm

How to prepare Sugar And Watermelon Juice Scrub ?


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