Updated on April 25, 2013
Dry skin seems to be a real problem around our house. Several of our girls suffer from eczema on their hands and legs, we have tried everything to alleviate it, to no avail. Then, during my last pregnancy I started having problems with very dry skin on my face and no amount of moisturizer seemed to help.
Recently we heard about sugar scrubs, and how they did wonders for dry skin, especially eczema. So I looked up a recipe for a sugar scrub and found one that calls for only two ingredients: sugar and olive oil, both of which we had on hand.
I made some up and tried it on my face. The scrub left my face smoother than it had been in years. I had the girls try it on their hands, it made their hands feel so smooth too, and it seems to be helping their eczema.
After so many years of trying to find something to help our children’s eczema other than steroids, I’m excited to have maybe found a solution, especially since it’s one that is so inexpensive and natural.
In searching for this recipe, I found other fun sugar scrubs I’m anxious to try. Have you used sugar scrubs? Do you have a favorite scrub recipe? I’d love for you to share it in the comments.