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Sugar for Face is all what your Face-Skin Needs

Updated on March 10, 2014

Nothing better for your face skin than sugar. Any type of sugar like white, brown or Muscovado sugar- all are extracted from sugarcane or sugar beet- presents to the face all routines required for a good skincare.

Sugar composition is so simple - only the disaccharide Sucrose and the alpha hydroxy acid Glycolic acid are contained in sugar- yet it does everything your skin needs.

When glycolic acid is applied to the skin, it reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the stratum corneum to be exfoliated, exposing live skin cells. Regardless the effect of sucrose on the skin, glycolic acid has the most valuable effect when applying sugar on face. Sugar is the best scrub for your face.

Sugar Face Masks, thanks to its content of the alpha hydroxy acid -glycolic acid-, has a peeling effect. In fact, you can buy at-home kits containing 10-20% of glycolic acid for chemical peeling as the best grade, but not after you know the properties of sugar.

Benefits of Sugar to Face and Body Skin

Sugar has many benefits for your face and body skin, for an easy, effective and unexcelled skincare of face and body.

Exfoliation is required to remove bound cell debris and not free dirt on the face. Skin cells shed every 15-30 days and there are dead cells on the outermost layer of your face, these cells need to drop off to make a room for new cells, they need something to scrape this layer away, and this is what glycolic acid in sugar does through detaching this layer from the skin.

Exfoliation is done by using alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Since alpha hydroxy acids are abundant in foods like fruits and vegetables, they are more commonly used in face masks as exfoliating agents. The best of them is Glycolic acid present in sugarcane and beet cane. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid.

Sugar can be a superb cleansing technique, when mixed with some oils or your favored moisturizing cream, because glycolic acid present in sugar detaches the dead cells on the surface of the skin and inside the pores, and they are then washed up by the oil or the cream, thus they do not clog skin pores.

Frequent use of sugar mask makes moisturizing your face a much more easy task, because sugar decreases thickness of dead cells on the surface of the skin.

Combining moisturizing oils like olive, almond or Jojoba oils with sugar in your face mask, comprises both cleansing and moisturizing in one step. Adding honey to this mixture creates a soft skin beyond your dreams.

Anti Aging
Sugar is one of the best things that remove fine lines and wrinkles, and gives you a glowing skin. The new layer of skin of your face created by the peeling effect of sugar, has a smoother texture and more uniform lighter color.

In fact, the glowing appearance of any surface, is defined by how evenly light is reflected from that surface, and when you see a face with fine lines or wrinkles, your eye receives different intensities of light reflected from that face, as a result of an uneven surface.

Advantages of Sugar Applied Locally for Face and Body
* Use of sugar for face and body skincare reduces steps and products needed
* Sugar being safe and inexpensive nutrient, ensures a regular continuous skincare regimen for all the body, and all the family members
* Regular use of sugar is the best measure you take to fight aging of the skin, specially that of the face
* Sugar ensures both superficial and deep cleansing of the face and body skin
* Regular use of sugar ensures a thinner skin with better oxygen exchange
* Sugar is the best scrub, not only for face but also for feet, elbow and knees
* Sugar can help greatly in purifying the color of the skin
* Sugar can soften calloused, rough and chapped skin


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      Ann M Jackson 9 months ago from Michigan

      This article is right on target. Sugar is an effective exfoliant that is readily available and affordable for all!

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      princess 3 years ago

      please what is marple syrup and ceyenne pepper and what type of lemon juice and where can i get the pepper and syrup?

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      Shirley from Philippines 5 years ago

      i love using sugar for my skin,,,its really a magic.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.it makes my skin

      soft and co-workers always asking me..what's my secret is..i told them


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      Ronke' 5 years ago

      Yes, I can testify to the goodness of sugar as a facial scrub. I usually rub a lemon sprinkled with sugar and the comments I get time and time again, "your skin has such a glow".

      Tip for inner cleansing and cleaning the toxin from your body. Every morning or the last thing at night you can bring water to almost a boil, add a squeezd lemon. Let it cool down and drink it slowly. Lemon being acidic will remove the toxins from your body. Another tip for inner cleansing and revving up your metabolism. Bring water almost to a boil add (maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper). Do this once or twice a week and you will see the benefits almost immediately.

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      dharshi 6 years ago

      thank you søøøø much for sharing.. Am going to try this today...

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Great hub, I'm going to try this :-)

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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      Hi Vicky Lin,

      Sugar contains the alpha hydroxy acid Glycolic acid, so it is exfoliating. You may use it many times a week. Exfoliating agents may accelerate fat metabolism which is to be avoided during breakouts, so you may apply it on zits only.

      You may use any type of sugar and it is quite safe.

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      Vicky Lin 6 years ago

      Hi! Can I have more specific details of this sugar mask whether its cleansing, exfoliating, scrub etc...How many times a week is recommended? If there is breakouts, is it ok to use it? Is normal sugar suitable or fine sugar better? As in not harsh to skin...Thanks



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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      Every time you apply it you will feel the difference.

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      priya 6 years ago

      I am trying this today...i have heard that glycolic peels cause itching at the time of application.But with this mixture..i am finding minimal itching....i hope it's many days will it take to give me noticiable results?

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      sneha 6 years ago

      thank you so much!! i have already started trying it and its awesome..

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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      You can use it every day for a while and after that give your skin some rest. This masks induces renewal of your skin, would you renew it every day?

      As for the exact percentage of glycolic acid, I do not know, but the effects are comparable to these kits because you use sugar in high concentration.

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      sneha 6 years ago

      hi, wondering if this sugar and glycerine mixture can be used everyday and for how much time can it be applied for?

      also how would you compare the homely kits to the sugar treatment. is the glycolic acid percentage in sugar is between 5-10%.

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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      Hi Essex,

      Thanks for the visit!

      Just mix one teaspoon of sugar(preferably brown) with one teaspoon of glycerine, and mix them then rub it to your face and.., don't worry.

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      Essex 6 years ago

      Hi,im from England and was looking for sugar cane facial care products and came across this.. i have just brought glycerine and acid peel at your request thought id give it ago ") so can you tell me how much sugar and what type is best and how much do i mix in all for one facial? dont really want to burn of all my skin in one go ") thank you

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

      I will try this tonight. Voted up.

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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      Hi tiffers,

      Thanks for the visit.

      At Amazon, I added it to the Amazon capsule.

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      tiffers 6 years ago

      Where do you find glycerin?

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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      Welcome Esraa,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Mix sugar with glycerine, and rub it and you will be astonished with the results.

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      Esraa 6 years ago

      I was confused about the applying part.Is there an ingredient that we mix with the sugar to become liquid like so that it'd stay on the skin? If not,do we just smear or rub it into our skin? Thank you for your tips again.

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      sara4no1 6 years ago

      what are the ingredients for an anti aging sugar mask?

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      homemadeacnecure 6 years ago

      good tips elqalatawy... thanks for sharing!

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      arpana 6 years ago

      nice to hear this. thankyou for this useful and cost effective tips

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      elqalatawy 6 years ago from Egypt

      Hi sarovai and kerlynb,

      Thank you both for visiting and commenting!

      I followed you both.


      Yes this recipe is very good. I wish you the best of luck.

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Thank you for this absolutely useful, natural, and cost-effective tip! I'm trying to reduce facial acne scars so I'll be trying this.

      I also heard about mixing brown sugar with honey and baking soda and how good the concoction is for the face.

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! Voted up and useful!

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      sarovai 6 years ago

      Hi elqalatawy, I ever heard about this sugar treatment for skin. It is good to hear it can maintain our skin as well as softening the skin and changing the color. Very useful hub. Voted up. Thank u for sharing.