Sugar Exfoliation: A new zit zapper?

I am sure that you have all heard of the term exfoliation? Well, exfoliating helps rid the skin of dead skin cells and sometimes dried up pimples. Exfoliating the skin allows it to feel smooth and softer. It also brightens the complexion and lessens pimples. However, before you actually go out and buy exfoliates for your skin, do a bit of research so as to not buy any exfoliate that will irritate your skin. Make the right decision so that you can receive the results that you would like, or you can take it from me and use an awesome exfoliate right from your pantry! You use it every single day to make tea or coffee sweeter and put it in cakes and cupcakes to sweeten them. You guessed it, SUGAR. Sugar is a wonderful and natural exfoliate that can be used on the skin to rid it of dead skin cells that build up and cause pimples.

With so many acne products on the market, it is very hard to choose the one that will work for your skin type. Many acne products do not work and some cause acne to flare-up even more. Not only is it hard to keep trying the many different acne products out there, they are also extremely expensive. I have suffered from acne since middle school; it went from mild to severe after I turned 13. But since then, I have used every product that you can think of and they either made my acne worse or gave me horrible dry skin, but still I tried. If you have or currently suffer from acne, then you have probably tried everything. I am that person who has tried everything both prescribed and over the counter. I have tried everything from Nature’s Cure, Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, Proactiv, Skin ID, Murad, Olay, and finally Clearasil. There comes a time when people actually reach their breaking point and try other natural ingredients for their skin, and depending on how often they are used, they actually work. Sugar, although sometimes sticky removes dead skin cells allowing for the skin to become smoother, brighter, and clearer. Sugar is very inexpensive at about $2.00, and can be used on other parts on the body.

Sugar is a natural way to exfoliate the skin of dead cells. Skin shed is natural and happens every 28 days. When new skin cells grow, old skin piles up on the surface and has to be removed. Dead skin can usually be seen and can easily be removed. Dead skin cells can clog up our pores and cause acne flare-ups, so it is very important to exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells. Sometimes dead skin cells can be seen on the furniture and can also cause dust particles. Sugar is a great ingredient to use as an exfoliator because it is less harsh than other exfoliators which can have harmful ingredients such as nuts. I use raw brown sugar as an exfoliator because I know that there are no harmful chemicals in it and it will not cause any flare-ups on my face. Remember to wash the sugar off of your face with warm water.


To rid the skin of dead cells
Makes the skin smooth, brighter, and clearer

Time frame

You can see results after using only one time
Make sure to be gentle and not exfoliate everyday


No harsh chemicals
No pills
No creams

Who can use sugar?

Anyone can use sugar as an exfoliator for their skin. But please be careful and not be too harsh. Sugar is grainy and should not be used too roughly on the skin.

Side effects

Some redness but nothing major


About $2.00

Instead of spending a fortune on expensive skin care products that may not even work, try something natural that you can get right out of your pantry. Sugar is nature’s gift to you, so why not give it a try; you have nothing to lose but your acne. I personally have had a wonderful experience with using sugar as an exfoliator for my skin. Sugar leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth, and clears up my complexion.

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About Tricia M

I know about acne because I have suffered from it since I was a teenager. Acne made people ridicule me and practically ruined my life. I have tried just about every single acne medication out there. From Clean&Clear, to Neutrogina, to Strident, to Skin ID, to Murad, to Proactiv. I also tried eating healthier and washing my face three times a day, which only irritated it more and produced more acne. My dermatologist finally put me on some birth control to try and clear it. It worked and I only get a few break outs here and there. I usually treat it with some baking soda and olive oil. Fighting acne can become a losing battle, especially for those who do not know all the different types of remedies are available. There are a number of different acne medications formulated today for people who have acne. The names will vary by brand, effects, and ingredients. Everyone will know what is right for them when they try the different products. For more severe conditions, contacting a dermatoligist is very highly recommended.

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