Sugar inherently acts as a humectant, that means it attracts & absorbs moisture from the air & draws it into the surface, in this case, your skin. This is what gives it the ability to moisturize. Sugar also contains naturally occurring glycolic acid. This characteristic encourages cell regeneration and goes hand-in-hand with sugar's exfoliating properties. This scrub can be a lifesaver for an Eczema flair up. It's a simple recipe that's great for dabbling, adding an essential oil is a perfect addition. Use it as a body scrub too, or leave it on longer as a mask & let the sugar work its magic! Mix the ingredients to a consistency of your liking and voila, ready to apply.