diy: Skincare Masks
Sugar MaskHello! As promised, here is my second mask post. I thought I would provide a sugar mask that is great for exfoliation and will leave your skin incredibly smooth. Although I prefer to exfoliate with just warm water and a wash cloth, I use this more often during the winter when my skin is dry. It is important to exfoliate as it keeps your skin brighter, softer, and glowing. Exfoliating is also great for buffing away dead skin keeping your pores clean and acne under control. Because it removes dead skin, it also helps with uneven skin tones and discoloration. After using this mask, you will see that your skin is much smoother, and moisturizers are able to soak into your skin easier.
What you will need:Granulated Sugar
A small bowl or cup to put everything into
Step One:Take two spoonfuls of sugar and place it into your bowl or cup.
Step Two:Add three spoonfuls of the warm water. An easy way to do this is to put your water in another cup, and transfer three spoonfuls into your sugar cup.
Step Three:Let most of the sugar dissolve and stir well. You should see specks of sugar in the final mixture. You may need to add more sugar if it has completely dissolved.
Step Four:Apply to your face and massage into your skin with your fingers. The finished mixture should be warm and easy to apply with your fingers. The mixture should also have pieces of the sugar being massaged on your skin. Massage your face for about 2-3 minutes. Focus on problem areas and dry patches.
Step Five:Rinse your face well and pat dry.
Step Six:Rinse your washcloth in hot water and squeeze out the excess water. The washcloth should be warm if not hot. Place washcloth over your face and remove after it cools. Your face should feel refreshed and smooth. Apply moisturizer to retain smoothness.
Warnings:I have heard you can exfoliate up to five times a week, however, depending on your skin's sensitivity, it will vary. I personally can only exfoliate once a week. Anymore than that will irritate my skin. Just pay attention to how your skin reacts to the exfoliation.
Please, please, PLEASE do not substitute the sugar for salt! Salt will be a lot more harsh on your skin and can irritate it.