Ever notice how near the end of winter your skin starts looking a little dull and listless? Dry, winter skin causes a build up of dead cells on your skin that make the outer layer look a little less than fabulous. Though there are a lot of good facial scrubs on the market, sometimes all those added ingredients aren’t all that necessary.. I’ve found that a really effective, super easy, and decidedly cheap option is a simply at-home sugar scrub. I did one this morning to wake up my skin a little bit, and noticed an immediate improvement in the brightness, smoothness, and moisture of my skin, not to mention a marked shrinking of a pesky zit I woke up with.
I recommend using a raw, organic sugar of a medium coarse size (a little finer than Sugar in the Raw, but not nearly as fine as table sugar). This size gives you a really good exfoliating effect without being too harsh on the skin.