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.
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing.
Green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties which can be attributed to its high content of polyphenols called catechins. The catechins in green tea reduce irritation, redness, and swelling. It is an antibacterial agent for treating acne and unclogging pores and it is full of Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both essential for skin health maintenance.