The holiday season can be a blessing and a curse. Seasonal snacks like candy corn are a treat, but that bottomless bowl can do a number on your teeth and tummy. Sugar may get a bad rap in sweets, but it’s an excellent ingredient in skincare. Shuga-Shuga is a premium sugar based body scrub. Here are three beauty benefits this sweet stuff has to offer:
First, sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply Shuga-Shuga products they’ll actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.
Secondly, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.
Finally, sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in Shuga-Shuga products to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath. Shuga Shuga scrubs also have a few benefits over strict salt only scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin; two, because of sugar’s natural humectants properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils.
When choosing a sugar scrub, consider the secondary benefits you are wanting and the fragrance you would like to release in your self-made spa.