How to Make a Honey-Sugar Facial Scrub

By M.H. Dyer

Honey provides numerous benefits for the complexion, including antibiotics that help control acne-causing bacteria, natural humectants that keep the skin smooth and moist, and vitamin B to soothe dry, irritated skin. When combined with sugar and a small amount of oil, honey makes an effective, relatively inexpensive facial scrub. Although a honey and sugar facial scrub is safe to use every day, limit scrubs to two or three times per week if your skin is dry or sensitive.

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Step 1

Combine equal parts honey and white sugar in a small bowl. For a single scrub, 1 tablespoon of each is sufficient.

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Step 2

Stir in about a teaspoon of olive oil for a smooth consistency. If your skin is dry or sensitive, use equal parts honey, sugar and oil.

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Step 3

Stir the mixture briskly to blend.

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Step 4

Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a soft towel. Use clean, moist fingertips to massage the scrub gently into your skin.

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Step 5

Remove the scrub by rinsing your face with lukewarm water and then pat your skin dry or let it air dry.