Sugar is a natural humectant and as such retains moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Because it melts when mixed with water, it is ideal for delicate and sensitive skin. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and help support cell turnover. When combined with nourishing oils, sugar scrubs can be used before or during bathing for a thorough exfoliating treatment that leaves skin smooth, soft and supple. When skin is exfoliated it helps your skin care product work more effectively due to the pores being unclogged.
Extra virgin olive oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-aging properties as it contains antioxidants and vitamins. It hydrates the skin by building the skin’s moisture barrier to prevent loss of moisture.
Peppermint is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from the body and it’s widely used to stimulate lymphatic drainage, rejuvenate energy, purify skin, and fight bacteria and fungi.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. It can also help reduce redness from blemishes and calm skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. Turmeric is excellent for acne as it is a natural antiseptic and helps to keep bacteria from spreading.