Why sugar scrubs are the best for your skin
High sugar consumption is known to cause chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Not only does high processed sugars affect your weight, heart and sugar levels it also contributes to some skin conditions that are known to be hard to manage.
How does processed sugar affect your skin?
You might be wondering how sugar and skin problems marry, is that right? Here is a short explanation with examples of the skin problems sugar intake can cause.
Sweets are an example of processed sugars, and they contain a high glycemic index. The high glycemic alters your average blood sugar level by raising it at a high rate.
When the blood sugar level is high, the body provides a good environment for inflammation, production of oil and androgen. All three variables stimulate the development of acne.
This fact is backed up by a study that was done on teens who consumed foods with added sugars daily and those who ate non-processed traditional foods with natural sugars. It was noted more than 29% of teens who ate processed food were at a higher risk of getting acne problems.
On the other hand, those who ate natural foods with natural sugars had close to none probability of getting acne related issues.
It is a natural phenomenon to age and has wrinkles and fine lines, but when the symptoms of aging appear early it is a clear indication there’s a problem within your body system.
Processed sugars are in their pure form, and this means they are soluble and find their way into your bloodstream. When these simple sugars come into contact with proteins, they bind together to make Advanced glycation end products which are also known with its’ short name AGES.
AGES causes premature aging by weakening and destroying collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the two most vital components in skin firmness and when their production has negatively altered the formation of aging-related symptoms is apparent.
How sugar is beneficial to the skin on the outside.
Too much sugar intake is indeed a threat to a person's’ general health but did you know using sugars in your skincare routine is healing? Below are some of the benefits you’ll experience after adding sugar to your skincare routine.
The skin regenerates as a healthy body process. When the skin process new cells the old cells are drawn to the skin surface. As usual moisturising, the skin is a part of a daily skincare regime. Moisturisers acts like a binding factor where it attracts moisture and prevents it from escaping, but in the process, the dead skin that was deposited on the surface is also glued onto the skin.
When the dead skin is stuck on the skin surface, it becomes hard to remove them by regular cleansing, and this is when exfoliating plays a big part. Sugar contains particles that are gentle yet effective on removing the layer of skin deposited on the surface.
After the sugar crystals have exposed the healthy new cells and un-clogged the pores, the skin is ready again for nutrients from the skincare products you always use.
Changes in weather can have a significant toll on everyone's skin, especially during the hot and dry seasons. It is during the warm, dry seasons that your skin loses moisture to the environment, and it is crucial you compensate for this loss.
Cane sugar is a natural humectant, and this means when you use it on your skin it attracts moisture from the surrounding onto your surface and ensures the humidity isn’t lost. Sugar helps to keep your skin hydrated.
Glycolic acid is the smallest molecular compound in the AHA group making it the best in treating acne and skin related issues. The glycolic acid in cane sugar breaks down the dead skin cells on the surface making it easy to remove them.
A high percentage of glycolic acid can be harmful and cause allergic reactions. Sugar scrubs and exfoliants contain a reasonable amount of glycolic acid which is safe on your skin. A peel that contains less than 10% of glycolic acid is considered safe to use on your skin.
What happens if you have dry skin?
You are a good candidate for sugar scrubs because dry skin lacks moisture and is prone to flaking making the surface have a rough texture. The humectant in sugar will help your skin attract and retain moisture which in turn prevents flaking.
Why are oils used in sugar scrubs?
The work of sugar is to remove the old skin and to expose new fresh skin. In the process, the new skin is prone to harsh conditions such as dry wind and sunlight, and it is essential to have an oil that has vitamin E.
The commonly used oils are safflower oil, jojoba and sunflower oil. Oils have anti-oxidising and anti-inflammatory effects and what this means is, when the new cells are exposed they are protected against harmful free radicals on the environment as well as aids in the healing process.
Oils have moisturising effects that prevent the skin from drying out while preserving its’ lustre. Oils are good for your skin, yes, but you have to be careful on which oils you select for your skin since people have different skin texture.
Which oils are best for your skin?
There are more cumbersome and light oils, and if you do a patch test before using a specific oil on your skin, it will save you the heartache — oils such as safflower oil act as a carrier oil for some essential oils.
Jojoba oil, on the other hand, is more in comparison with the oil that is naturally produced by the body, and very few people react to use.
Are there products that are already made in the market?
You can get organic body scrub in our shop. The sugar scrub is rich in nutrients from sugar and the oils which will tremendously benefit your skin. In case you have stretch marks, acne or symptoms of premature aging such as fine lines or wrinkles, this sugar scrub is for you.