Sugar is one of nature's most effective exfoliators. A natural source of glycolic acid, it is an AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) which helps to chemically exfoliate the skin by loosening the bonds between skin cells.
AHA's are revered in the world of skincare for their ability to increase skin turnover and generate fresh, youthful-looking skin. They have been proven effective in treating acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, the small particles of sugar, also make it an excellent surface exfoliator. A gentle massage with damp fingertips is enough to encourage the sugar granules to start dissolving slowly, removing dead cells as they do so. So no need for vigorous massaging which may damage fragile skin cells.
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