Sugar versus salt. You know how to use them in the kitchen, but when it comes to your beauty regimen most people don’t know the difference.
Most store bought scrubs look the same — small grains of salt or sugar packed in fragrant coconut or mango gels that conjure up memories of distant paradise vacations. A closer look though reveals their differences, not to mention their own unique skin care benefits.
The coarse grains in both salt and sugar help slough off dead cells on the skin’s top layer to reveal the rejuvenated, glowing skin underneath. Salt — especially extra coarse sea salt — is more abrasive than sugar and is particularly effective in trouble spots like your heals, knees and elbows.
It’s also great for acne-prone skin because it absorbs excess oils. Sugar on the other hand are gentler and are recommended for more sensitive skin.
We’ve gathered all the info for a deep dive into the benefits of both salt and sugar and a revealing look at when to use which.
Once you get the basics of sugar scrubs, you can add ingredients like oatmeal or citrus juice to make them uniquely your own.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with body scrubs and we’d love to hear about your experiences. Let us know what you think of the body scrubs mentioned above and share your favorite DIY scrubs to make at home. Leave a comment below or connect with us on Facebook.