Brown Sugar is a staple ingredient in most pantries. Whether you are baking cookies or making sweet tea, chances are you may reach for this delightful and aromatic sucrose sugar. But, did you know that brown sugar is great for the skin?!
Why Is Brown Sugar Wonderful? Brown sugar is a natural humectant that draws moisture to the skin. Brown sugar is also an excellent exfoliator that cleanses the skin, tightens the pores resulting in an even skin tone and soft skin. Because brown sugar is gentler on the skin, it is an ideal option for people with sensitive skin. People who deal with dry patches and skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris (KP) can benefit from regular use of brown sugar scrubs, as it helps remove dry skin and excess keratin. Sugar has grown in popularity over the years as a staple ingredient in body scrubs. Unlike salt scrubs, sugar scrubs gently remove dead skin cells and can be used prior to shaving without the irritation or stinging.
Did You Know? Brown sugar gets its golden color from its high molasses content. But unlike scrubbing with molasses, you don’t need to “get icky” and “gooey.” So, try using a brown sugar scrub during your next exfoliation treatment.
Until Next Time…Be Well,
Ben.ar.dett, Creator of Sénica Body Care Products
Celebrating a Natural. Beautiful. You.