Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Salt Scrubs vs Sugar Scrubs

Getting certified as a Boutique Skincare Designer was the best thing I have ever done. Before I use to use recipes off the internet or that I found on Pintrest. What I didn't know was the difference between some of the ingredients or even if they were good for my skin. I was really interested when we discussed salt scrubs vs sugar scrubs during the course.

The image on the left is my daytime scrub, which is one of the first homemade products I made to use for myself I also created one for night time. This scrub contains Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Turns out I did something right with this ingredient.

Salt for Exfolating

Salt is a gentle exfoliate for the face. Turns out that the minerals in the salt are actually absorb into the skin and therefore the skin is feed. It is great for oily skin and for those who deal with acne as it absorbs oil, tightens the skin and is beneficial for those with large pores.

Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt

Just the rubbing motion with the salt aids with fluid flow which hydrates the skin. It can be used in areas where cellulite is an issue to reduce the problem. The salt contains various minerals and trace minerals which are absorbed into the skin giving it a more healthy look, even skin tone and beautiful, radiant texture. 

Not all Salt is Equal

If you plan on creating your own salt scrub be aware that not all salt is going to be beneficial for your skin. The regular table salt one might purchase is bleached and contains no nutrients for the body or the skin. Himalayan Pink Salt is the best option for the cost and the nutrients. 
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Fairy Dusting

Beware of products that claim to shrink pores as pores do not shrink. You can tighten them up, but not shrink them. This is what we call Fairy Dusting, using gimmicks to get people to buy your products. The industry is full of companies who use this tactic in order to sell their products.

Sugar Scrubs

Sugar scrubs are excellent for the body, but should never, never be used on the face. The granules are to harsh for the sensitive skin on our face, so only use them on the body. Now while they are excellent for the body they do not feed the skin the way that salt does.

Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin I don't recommend using salt on your beautiful face, but instead use manuka honey. One of the biggest surprises I learned while taking my skin care course is that honey is a natural exfoliator and very gentle for those with sensitive skin. It also has minimal preservative properties as well depending on the formulation you are using. 

1 comment:

  1. If you have hairline cuts on your leg then the salt scrub can be rather unpleasant as it does burn a bit.