Very little else beats giving yourself a well-deserved pamper on your days off. One of the best ways to do that is by giving your skin some TLC!
You don't even have to break the bank to do this; with sugar and a few other everyday items, you can give yourself an inexpensive treat.
1. Honey and Sugar Mix
This two-ingredient recipe will leave your skin with a supple texture and a special glow that you'll be eager to show off. The sugar works an exfoliator to remove dirt and dead skin cells while the honey ensures that your skin remains hydrated during and after the process.
To prepare, mix one-part honey with two parts of sugar and apply. You can modify this to make smaller or larger quantities depending on the size of the body part you'll be applying it to.
2. Sugar and Lemon Scrub
To soften your skin, prepare this exfoliating scrub. You'll need:
- Two tablespoons of sugar
- Two spoons of lemon juice
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon.
- Apply the mix on your face (or any other body part). In upward movements, use your fingertips to slowly massage it in until you see the sugar disappear entirely.
If done correctly and regularly, this will give you supple skin as well as rid it of blemishes.
3. Sugar As a Remedy for Chapped Lips
This is a straightforward hack. Again, it makes use of the exfoliating properties of sugar. To use, rub some sugar onto your lips, then apply lip balm.
The minor exfoliation smoothen your lips, and the balm provides hydration and makes sure it stays that way. Similarly, you can do the exfoliation before applying lipstick, but it is best recommended before using lip balm, which is typically made of milder ingredients.
4. Sugar and Peppermint Oil
This is that simple remedy that may get you addicted in just one use. It is a hack for rough feet; the sugar exfoliates the dead skin cells and debris, making the skin soft and thanks to the peppermint, sweet-smelling.
To use, mix sugar and peppermint oil. Then, apply it onto your sole for soft feet; the peppermint's cooling effect is a nice plus for the warm season!
Try this for your next mani-pedi session!
5. Sugar and Beetroot Juice
Get full, rosy lips by massaging this mix into your lips for a few minutes. It will leave your lips feeling soft and even better, leave it with a beautiful tinge of the beetroot's characteristic hue. For optimum effects, do this every day, and you're sure to notice a gradual rosy tint.