Brown Sugar Mask
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Homemade Facials Date Posted: June 15th, 2012 Comments: 22


3 Tablespoons of organic brown sugar

3 teaspoons of pure extra virgin olive oil


Mix the brown sugar and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl until it turns into a paste. Apply the mask on your freshly cleansed face and neck in a gentle, circular motion with your fingertips. Allow the face mask to sit on the skin for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with warm water, gently pat dry with a soft hand towel, and apply an oil-free moisturizer to retain moisture on the skin.


If you have ever tried using a store-purchased sugar mask or facial cleansing scrub and it has irritated your skin, it may be that you have used a product with processed white cane sugar in it. Though many people can use this type of sugar and not have it bother them, it can irritate other people’s skin. If you are one of those that have had negative results to processed sugar on the skin, try using an organic brown sugar scrub mask instead. Brown sugar is raw and natural, not processed, and there are no chemical preservatives in it that can irritate your skin. Brown sugar is colored with molasses, but this will not irritate your skin. In fact, brown sugar is enriched with B vitamins due to the molasses which has been found to be a wonderful antioxidant to prevent and/or repair damage done to your skin by the sun and other environmental reasons.

Brown sugar will not only add moisture to your skin, but will retain moisture as well, and it works as an amazing exfoliator on your skin to remove dead skin cells that clog pores and trap oil and acne-causing bacteria. Gently pulling all those impurities from your pores will minimize acne breakouts and minimize the size of your pores since they won’t be clogged with oil and bacteria. Fresh, new, rejuvenated skin will surface and give your skin the appearance of a more youthful look.

Extra virgin olive oil is a wonderful natural moisturizer for your skin and will not clog your pores or cause you to breakout. Extra virgin olive oil is actually added to many of the skin care products you use on a daily basis so it’s completely safe and recommended to use directly on your skin to nourish the deepest levels of your skin. Olive oil contains amazing nutrients and antioxidants that benefit your skin including Vitamins A and E. These vitamins will repair skin damaged by the sun, earthly pollutants, and poor eating habits to name a few. Don’t be afraid that olive oil will break you out because it’s an oil. It is an oil but it is a good oil. It will help balance the pH levels of your skin helping your skin be less oily in a short amount of time. So go ahead and enjoy this face mask. It’s a sweet and oh-so-nourishing face mask that will leave your skin glowing, radiant, and clear.


Let the discussion begin!

  • gabby - June 20, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Will vegetable oil work as well? Instead of olive oil?

  • temi - June 22, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Hi, am one of ur follower on twitter, you doing great job, keep it up, so, when u say exfolite 2 to 3times a week, do you mean just the face or the whole body???

  • Hollie - June 25, 2012 at 2:09 am - Reply

    How often should I do a facial?

  • maeve - June 25, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    gabby– do not use vegetable oil!! it will clog up your pores

  • charmaine - June 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    this worked great – how often should i do this?

  • Paneet - June 29, 2012 at 5:50 am - Reply

    hey would just olive oil work fine too ? Also when you mean paste, should it turn out like in the photo or no ? thank you , your very helpful

  • Maya - June 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    this is good! but can I use coconut oil??????????????????

  • pulane - June 30, 2012 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Woould oilve oil work jst fine?

  • Cindy - July 13, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I have a couple questions:
    Would this mask make me break out if i already have oily skin?
    Also, Should i be avoiding oils bevause of my skin?

    • Heather - December 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      I’ve read before that using evoo on oily skin won’t make it worse because they work together naturally.. I know this isn’t the best way to word it, but what I’m trying to say is that it’ll be fine, it’ll actually help

  • david - July 13, 2012 at 2:07 am - Reply

    hi, this site has become my bible since i found it! is it safe to do a different mask every night?

  • Courtney - July 13, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I have this on my face right now and it is not a paste at all? It is really weird, where did I go wrong??????

  • ndumi - July 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Hi I don’t suffer from acne but since I followed this
    Site on twitter I’m using these mask nd they do work
    Wonders for me nd ma 13yr old daughter,I’m trying
    The olive oil nd brown sugar today.

  • diana - July 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    mine isnt a paste either

  • Brizerk - August 8, 2012 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Hello im an avid follower and I adore your tweets and website!! I found that adding a few drops of water made it form a paste. I used hot water, however, I’m sure cold water will work too. I was also wondering how often can this mask or scrub be used? My guess is twice a week but I wanted to be sure.

  • Chioma - August 8, 2012 at 2:40 am - Reply

    My dark spots wnt jst go away! And my laugh lines are terrible. Mkes me sad. Can I use white sugar?

  • olga - November 9, 2012 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Hi. Since I followed this tweet I have bin doing different scrub and they are work for me I have this smooth n glowing skin love it. What can u recommend for dark spots on the face?

  • funke - January 31, 2013 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Am one of ur follower on twitter and I rili appreciate all d methods ur writes, but wat I can use to remove black spot on my face? Thanks

  • ify - February 6, 2013 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I follow you every where! Please I need solution for the dark spots on my face. I must confess my skin has tremendously improved since I started following your tips.

  • Emely - March 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    hi, i got just olive oil not virgin but will it clog up my pores or no?

  • Crystal - August 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    will cane sugar work

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