Wednesday, March 30

Bye-Bye to Baking Soda- Non Hair Related

If anyone remembers my Skin Care Regimen Post, I noted that I mixed baking soda with my natural face wash, 1-2 times a week, to exfoliate my skin.
My skin did feel smoother after using it, but it also felt a lot more dry and left white marks on my face even after applying moisturizer.
Now, I am all about natural skin care because all that other "stuff" didn't work for me.
So, I looked into other alternatives and came across Brown Sugar!
I have been adding brown sugar to my face wash to exfoliate my skin 2-3 times a week for a few weeks now and I'm in LOVE!!!
My skin feels so soft, it doesn't get dry and I even have fewer break-outs. Now I read that Brown Sugar Scrubs can help with hyperpigmentation(I do have some dark spots), so hopefully that is true.
I usually don't talk about things I do for my skin because I don't want to "jinx" it. But this is a keeper!

How Brown Sugar Smooths and Protects Skin

Brown sugar is the texture of wet sand, but is abrasive enough to remove old skin cells without causing your skin harm or irritation. The moisture in brown sugar won't dry out your skin as you exfoliate. Exfoliation removes not only dead cells from your skin but other impurities that may be clogging your pores. In effect, exfoliation prepares your body for moisturizers and other products that will keep your skin looking supple and fresh. Brown sugar is a source of B vitamins due to its molasses content, and could be beneficial to your skin. A July 2008 article in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology reports that vitamin B is an antioxidant that can prevent and reverse signs of photoaging of your skin. Photoaging is the skin damage you encounter from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Source:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/156037-what-are-the-benefits-of-brown-sugar-as-a-skin-exfoliator/

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