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Old 10-18-2007, 05:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I haven't seen that mentioned here, but I've seen it in ingredients list on some organic facial scrubs. Is it gentle enough? What do I mix it in? Is salt more effective than sugar scrubs?
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Used to wash my face with honey. Every couple of days, I'd add some baking soda for exfoliation. You can use brown sugar if you find the baking soda is too drying. I loved washing with honey but it wasn't enough to keep my acne at bay. My DH made fun of me at first but now he washes with the honey/baking soda regimen and has beautiful skin!
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salt and sugar are good for the body, but the grains are not circular and have jagged edges, so not recommended for the face as they can actuallyleave small tears in your skin. That is also why nut shells (apricot, etc) is also not recommended for the face, because the grains can be angular.

Like the PP - I use baking soda on my face to good results.
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salt and sugar are good for the body, but the grains are not circular and have jagged edges, so not recommended for the face as they can actuallyleave small tears in your skin.
Interesting; I had never heard that about salt before! I always imagined sugar to be more gentle than baking soda. I've always been happy with baking soda so never tried sugar myself. I guess now I never will!
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I use brown sugar from time to time, I mix it with water and scrub my face - it works really, really well. The glycolic acids as well as the physical manipulation just makes your face glow. I don't use sugar everyday though, maybe once a week.
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I wouldn't use salt scrubs on the face. They are great on the body though. 1 c. salt, 1/2 c. oil- your preference and 5-10 drops of an EO. Lovely!
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