The sun is setting earlier, there's a chill in the air, and the smell of pumpkin spice is everywhere. Yes, fall is in full swing...and that means winter is coming. With the change of seasons comes a new set of complexion-related concerns—from dryness to irritation. Simply put, skin needs a little extra TLC this time of year. One of our fave ways to give it a little love? An exfoliating sugar scrub.
Exfoliating is the key to soft, smooth skin—from your face down to your feet. For starters, it helps remove dead skin cells, which if left alone can wreak havoc on your skin (we're talking dryness, flakiness, and clogged pores). It also stimulates cellular regeneration, improves texture, and gives good glow.
While we try to steer clear of excess sugar when it comes to our diet, that doesn't mean it's a no-no for our complexion—at least when applied topically. Sugar scrubs are wonderfully exfoliating and moisturizing. Plus, they're simple to make—so you don't have to be a veteran DIY-er. They're especially brilliant when we're in need of some serious skin-sloughing.
From pumpkin pie body scrub to peppermint foot scrub, there are some lovely recipe options that will leave your skin looking and feeling silky smooth—and smelling good enough to eat. Feeling inspired?
Try whipping up one of these seasonal scrubs at home: