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Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby lilah s » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:01 pm

My daughter suggested to me shaving my legs with sugar scrub. I was skeptical, but I gave it a try and...

...it works! My legs have never been smoother! Also, it's fun to exfoliate with in the shower.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby UnlikeARose » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:15 pm

hi There! You can u-se that to your legs; its not a bad thing being a scrub; scrubs do their job in keeping anyones legs clean .
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Shan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:22 am

lilah s wrote:My daughter suggested to me shaving my legs with sugar scrub. I was skeptical, but I gave it a try and...

...it works! My legs have never been smoother! Also, it's fun to exfoliate with in the shower.


Really? White or brown sugar? :P I use a loofah in the shower, it also helps remove the ugly residue when I change my patch.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Ashley@Heart » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:20 pm

Interesting.. I need to do some forestry work first.. hehe..

You know Shan when I was researching hormones patches seemed interesting but I dismissed them because I have had bad experiences with having adhesive on my skin causing reactions.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Shan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:05 pm

Ashley@Heart wrote:Interesting.. I need to do some forestry work first.. hehe..

You know Shan when I was researching hormones patches seemed interesting but I dismissed them because I have had bad experiences with having adhesive on my skin causing reactions.



I react badly to the adhesive on band aids, but I've been using patches for a couple of years and haven't had an adverse reaction. I get the feeling that the mfgrs are aware of past complaints and have remedied the problem.
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Postby Ashley@Heart » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:34 pm

Thanks Shan that reassurance is good to hear I've never had "tough" skin so I am a tad worried that when I finally do get on HRT that things will only get worse.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Shan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:24 pm

Ashley@Heart wrote:Thanks Shan that reassurance is good to hear I've never had "tough" skin so I am a tad worried that when I finally do get on HRT that things will only get worse.


Patches aren't for everyone, some folks prefer topical applications Sendrena is one that works exceedingly well, there are bio-identical implant pellets and injections all of which are preferable delivery systems over pills although I don't particularly care for shots. I tried pellets but my body seemed to reject them and invariably they resurfaced and not where they went in either, they are usually inserted in the buttox area and are very effective and long lasting. I gave myself a giant clot self medicating using pills they were notorious for creating DVT (Ethinyl Estradiol) it's very effective and very dangerous, anyone self medding should stay far away from them because they will get you and it could be terminal. Knowledgable transgender specialists wouldn't prescribe that stuff to anyone. I learn everything the hard way and was spared so that I could be here to tell you and others about the dangers of using it.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby helen2b » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:55 pm

That's strange to hear about the pellet Shan. My endo inserts mine in my lower abdomen, roughly about the position where my ovaries should be if I were female and I think she inserts it through the abdominal wall into the body cavity. Never had a problem with them resurfacing.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Christy Ray Moore » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:08 pm

Can someone explain what a sugar scrub is and why it works? Always looking for good info.
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Sarah F. » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:56 pm

[quote="Christy Ray Moore"]Can someone explain what a sugar scrub is and why it works? Always looking for good info.
Christy Ray :)[/quote]

A sugar scrub is simply table sugar held in suspension in an oil. Because the sugar will not melt in oil, it retains the sharp edges and make an effective exfoliating scrub. If you mix the sugar with water, it will melt and lose the sharp edges that make it work as an exfoliant.

Don't spend money on a repackaged sugar scrub, you can make your own. Just take a couple tablespoons of regular sugar and add just enough olive oil to mix thoroughly with the sugar.

Then tie your hair back so you won't get ypur hair all gooey, moisten your face and gently scrub. After scrubbing rinse of the excess sugar and wipe the oil of your face then wash with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphel. Then moisturize.

Sugar scrub can also be used as a body scrub in the shower but can make the shower slippery.

So instead of a sugar scrub, on my legs I use coffee grounds and water. Leaves your skin silky smooth and is great for exfoliating your feet and knees and feels great. Doing this before shaving lifts the hairs up so you get a closer shave.

Then to finish things off I use Clinique Body Sloughing Cream with has super fine grains and makes your skin even smoother than the sugar scrub and has a refreshing minty sent! Dry yourself off and moisturize right away.

Then you'll be a real smooth lady!

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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby Kidagakash » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 pm

I am intrigued! Definitely going to have to try this!
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Re: Shaving With Sugar Scrub

Postby dolcevita82 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:53 am

I think oil shaving in general is very good. The only place I shave is my face though. I remove my makeup in the night with almond oil, and distribute it all over my face (only little is needed), and then shave all the hairs. It works very well. After that I wash my face with a gentle face soap and continue with my moisturizers. It is one of the best changes I have made in my routine.
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