Sugar seems like an ingredient that would be better for cookies and cakes (mmm!) than your skincare and beauty products. Yet as skincare companies like Callyssee Cosmetics have looked into new ways to enhance our body and face scrubs in recent years, it turns out that sugar has a lot of benefits for the skin. In fact, sugar can give you more beautiful skin easily. especially when used in a scrub.
And just like your morning cuppa Joe, it turns out that sugar also works wonders in scrubs when it’s paired with coffee and other beautifying, skin-loving ingredients (like luscious avocado oil, if you wanna know!).
Worry not: while eating too much sugar can bloat you up and cause breakouts, among other unpalatable issues for your skin and your mood, scrubbing with sugar is fantastic to get smoother, healthy-looking skin.
Here are three reasons we recommend using sugar in your beauty products – especially scrubs – for a healthy glow and more beautiful skin easily.
3 Ways Sugar Gives You More Beautiful Skin Easily
#1 It’s Great for Exfoliating
The natural grainy texture of sugar makes it an excellent choice for exfoliating dead surface skin cells and revealing the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath. Va-va-voom!
And sugar even comes in different textures depending on your needs. The softer texture of brown sugar is better for the face and sensitive skin, while grainy white sugar and raw (a.k.a. turbinado) sugar can work wonders on the body (but is too rough for the face).
Remember this: you can use brown sugar from head to toes, but white and raw sugar only on your body. And scrubbing with sugar about twice per week is enough.
#2 It Has the Right Ingredients
Sugar naturally contains glycolic acid, which you’ll often have to spend big bucks on in other skincare products. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and promotes cell turnover, yielding fresher, younger-looking skin.
It also plays a pivotal role in moisturizing the skin and providing a barrier from harmful toxins. Since sugar is hydrating, it doesn’t strip away natural skin oils when used in a scrub (in contrast, salt scrubs can actually strip away these necessary oils and even cause microscopic tears in the skin).
Scrubbing with sugar means you’ll be protecting your skin and keeping moisture in.
#3 It Pairs Well with Coffee
Coffee with a little sugar gets us perky the morning, and the pairing works equally well in your skincare and beauty products!
Coffee packs a powerful punch of antioxidants and caffeine to refresh and renew your face, while sugar exfoliates and hydrates your skin.
Both scrubs use brown sugar instead of white or raw so you can have more beautiful skin easily, from face to toes. (Helps with cellulite, too!)
They also pack Coffea Arabica (Organic Green Coffee) Seed Extract, our rock star ingredient, which tops things off by targeting the appearance of existing sun damage, brightening, and babying your skin. Just say Aaaah.