We may have mis-lead you, a bit. When it comes to eating, the benefits from a high-sugar diet are few and far between. Nothings changed there. But as far as your skin-care diet is concerned, sugar is our go-to for sprucing up!
Our Whipped Sugar Scrubs are a customer favorite, and we can’t blame them! They’re the sweetest in town. Naturally, we’re a bit partial to sugar scrubs over salt scrubs, Salt + Spruce just doesn’t have the same ring to it. But here are a few more reasons why we prefer sugar over salt when it comes to exfoliating!
As you may know, our skin is the body’s largest organ. You also may know your skin is made up of billions of skin cells. What you might not know is that the average person loses 30,000 to 40,000 skins cells every hour. Loosely translated, your body is in a constant cycle of shedding dead skin cells and growing new ones. You, too, shed skin. In fact, in a month from today, you’ll be wearing a completely different layer of skin.
That being said, with your skin busy producing new skin cells, exfoliating helps advance the process along. It helps in removing the tens of thousands of skin cells making up the top “dead layer” of skin, or the stratum corneum (as some technical talkers like to call it).
Just like there’s more than one way to skin the cat, there’s more than one way to exfoliate the skin. But if you ask us, sugar scrubs are the sweetest way. Sugar granules are smaller than salt granules. The coarseness of a salt granule is more likely to cause minor skin abrasions. Sugar granules, on the other hand, are gentler and dissolve more easily as you scrub away. While salt is great for killing bacteria and for calming inflamed skin, sugar is a natural humectant, it draws in moisture from the environment. One reason sugar is added to edible goods is because it prevents drying-out and staleness, thereby increasing the shelf-life (we’re looking at you, Cap’N’Crunch). In the same way, sugar retains moisture to the skin. Sugar is also a natural source of glycol acid, which breaks down the “stuff” (who needs another Latin word) that holds skin cells together, encouraging turnover, which helps in generating new skin cells.
Why not put a little skin in the game and try a new skin diet with one of our Whipped Sugar Scrubs? The sweetest results, guaranteed!
Until next time, Sugar!