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Brown Sugar Babe

There was a time when we bought all the fancy face scrubs and cleansers beauty supply stores had to offer and paid a pretty penny for them. But now that we've begun to champion local beauty products, we've decided to give homemade versions a try. And you know what? They have worked just as well, if not better.

Exfoliation remains a crucial step in one's skincare routine. It helps reap the maximum benefits of a skincare regimen. But many often skip this step because of post-scrubbing irritation. These adverse effects are usually attributed to harsh chemicals in store-bought scrubs. What if there was a better alternative? Enter: brown sugar – a skin-friendly natural scrub that exfoliates and is antioxidant-rich.

As we continue our pre-Mother's Day pamper fest, Tuesday Style Dryer (TSD) shares a little concoction that requires minimum effort but delivers maximum effect.

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Scrub

What you'll need

1 cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

½ cup of Benjamins Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ teaspoon of Benjamins Cosmetics Vitamin E Oil

How to use

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

You may adjust the amount of oil according to your preference.

Apply the scrub to your skin (you can use it on your face and body).

Scrub for 10 minutes and leave on for another 10 minutes.

Wash with warm water.

Time required

20 minutes

How does it work?

You can apply this scrub twice a week. The vanillin in the vanilla extract is known for its skin-repairing properties. Vitamin E can make the skin soft and supple. Consistent use may help to reduce skin dryness and leave you with radiant-looking skin.

Benjamins products are distributed locally by Medical Disposables & Supplies Limited (MDS) and are available at pharmacies and beauty supply stores islandwide.

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Scrub.
Known throughout Jamaica as a mother's first choice to soften and soothe her baby's skin, Benjamins Extra Virgin Olive Oil is great for use by all ages. (Photo:
Age with grace! Benjamins Cosmetics Vitamin E Oil not only fights fine lines and wrinkles but also visibly improves skin tone and texture while reducing the look of dull skin and dark spots.(Photo:
Brown sugar gently exfoliates the skin without damaging it.

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