3 Reasons Why Sugar can help your skin!
First, sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they’ll actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.
Second, 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 a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath. Sugar scrubs also have a few benefits over salt scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin.
You only need to use a topical sugar scrub about twice per week. Sugar scrubs exfoliate the top layer of your skin and helps moisturizers penetrate more deeply as well as hydrate longer. Therefore you want to be careful not to overuse it.
A high-sugar diet won’t do your skin many favors, but incorporating it into your topical beauty routine can deliver some pretty sweet results!