For Smoothing Rough Skin
As collagen and elastin begin to diminish over the years, wrinkles can start to appear and skin can lose its elasticity. Sun exposure speeds up this progression and can contribute to a leathery texture and even skin cancer. Treat rough skin with a homemade olive oil and sugar scrub. Mix together ¼ teaspoon each sugar and olive oil and massage into the backs of hands once a week. “Olive oil is a wonderful source of moisturizing omega-3 fatty acids, and the sugar buffs away rough patches,” says Ellen Sirot, a hand model in New York City.