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