Dry Skin Solutions: Quick & Easy Sugar Scrubs


| 2/8/2019 1:34:00 PM


Blustery days, howling winds, and layers of ice…that’s been the weather in our part of the Midwest the last two weeks. Like so many of you across the country, each morning we woke up to drifting snow and temperatures that plummeted way below freezing.

While I would have loved to curl up by a crackling fire with some chocolaty cocoa and a good book, winter on a farm means going out into the weather several times a day. And so, if you would have stopped by last week, I would have been found bundled up head-to-toe, and while I was certainly not stylish, I was definitely warm!

If you’re like me, when it’s this cold and windy, my skin dries out quickly. The best solution I’ve found is to exfoliate with a sugar scrub. While sugar scrubs can be found in many shops, they can not only be expensive, they will most likely contain a list of ingredients that are far from organic and simple.

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Brown Sugar Scrub. Credit: Windy Meadows Farm

Which is why I make my own! Once or twice a week I’ll use a sugar scrub on my hands and feet, and they’re even gentle enough for my face. There are countless variations from refreshing mint to calming lavender, and even decadent chocolate! 



Why sugar and not salt?  Well for me, I prefer sugar because the grains are smaller than salt, meaning it’s more gentle on the skin. And unlike salt, sugar naturally draws moisture from the air helping to hydrate skin.



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