South Beach Diet - weird question..can I use sugar scrub exfoliators?

03-12-2008, 02:32 PM
I normally use a sugar scrub every few weeks to exfoliate my skin (mixed with Extra virgin olive oil). I was going to use it last night but wasnt sure if I could somehow absorb the sugar into my body. Does anyone know if this is possible? :) I hate to have to go buy a different product when this homemade scrub is my favorite (not to mention free!)

btw...i'm still on Phase 1 (for 2 more days) so thats why i'm asking.

Suzanne 3FC
03-12-2008, 03:00 PM
It can't be absorbed, so you'll be fine. Just don't taste it :lol:

03-12-2008, 03:12 PM
I LOVe using sugar and EVOO for my skin. It completely transforms it. And yes, it helps that it's free. Also, for my face (since I already have oily skin) I use honey and sugar and it works awesome!! :) just thought I would add in my 2 cents. Good question! Never would have even thought about it...

03-12-2008, 03:21 PM
Hey! Do either of you have a recipe - I've been looking for a good scrub lately!

03-12-2008, 03:49 PM
lol I just eyeball it... half sugar and half EVOO or honey.

03-12-2008, 03:52 PM
I keep a container of sugar near the shower and just scoop up a handful and mix with my regular bodywash. It's the only good use for sugar IMO. :D

03-12-2008, 03:52 PM
awesome - thanks! I needed a reason to use up all of the refined sugar I'll never be using again! ;)

03-12-2008, 03:59 PM
oh, thank you all so much for the quick replies! :):):)

I eyeball the recipe too. Sometimes, I use brown sugar. It makes your skin incredibly soft!

LOL...Suzanne...I have already wondered how it might taste. If I can resist the donuts sitting of my counter (my hubby drives me insane!) then I can resist tasting my body scrub, I think! :D