Utilizing nature’s organic exfoliant
Whether you’re treating yourself at home, or actually making the trek to the spa, having a spa day is the ultimate level of relaxation. And nothing goes along better with a day of decompression than a good sugar scrub.
Sugar is a great natural exfoliant, most commonly used in lip and body scrubs. Because of its mild grain texture, the sugar helps to gently remove dead skin without harshly abrasing the skin. Once the scrub has removed the outer layers of dirt and dead skin build-up, the skin may even appear healthier and brightened.
Scrubs For the Sensitive
While regular white cane sugar is touted as being universally favorable for all skin types; If you’re like me and could randomly break out in a rash over the mildest of beauty products, you might want to consider using or making your own scrub with a brown sugar base. Brown sugar is the least abrasive sugar grain you can use to exfoliate with.
Also, if you’re looking to exfoliate more than twice a week, brown sugar base scrubs are the safer option. Over-exfoliating can cause broken capillaries and general disruption of the skin’s natural barrier.
Tea Based Scrubs
Once you’ve chosen the type of sugar grain best for yourself, you might consider a green or white tea additive to help get all you can out of the scrub. Green and white teas are packed full of antioxidants that can help dual-actively tone and soothe your skin.
Rose petal also carries a good source of preventive cell damage antioxidants, which is why it’s so highly used in a plethora of beauty products focused on anti-aging. The petals are so incredibly moisturizing, so it’s fantastic for dry or itchy skin.
Click over to our shop now to browse an array of tea blends you might consider for your next Botanical Sugar Scrub!
Catalyst Tea Company Recommendations
· Rose Sensation (Assam black tea, rose petals, orange peel)
· Morning Sun (jasmine green tea, peppermint leaf, orange peel)