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Sugar Scrub Tutorial for Clay by Talty Sugar Scrub Tutorial for Clay by Talty
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:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Bowl Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cakes Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cinnamon Roll Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookies Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Sugar Scrub for the Polymer Clay Artist Tutorial
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:bulletpurple: FTF: Chocolate Shavings Mini-Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Faux Opal Tutorial (Buyable)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Flowers Tip (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cake Texture Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: The Perfect Frosting Tutorial (VIDEO)

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This is a really nice and cheap technique a friend of mine taught me. I can't tell you how much I love my sugar scrub!

- I use it before I start to remove cat hair, lint, etc. That way my clay stays clean!
- When I change colors to avoid transferring them.
- When I'm done sculpting so I don't contaminate everything I touch.
- Whenever my hands are dirty (paint, dough, gardening, etc).
- If my hands feel dry in a cold day.

It's wonderful, when you work with clay you have to clean your hands constantly, and after a couple of times they get dry and uncomfortable. This leaves them soft so you never have to worry about that "paper skin" feeling ever again. Highly recommended!

Edit: =moofestgirl has a tip for people with sensitive skin: "I made some of this today, and OH MY GOD! I have SUPER sensitive skin, like any contact with water drys out my hands in an instant, because of that I have resorted to baby wipes. But this is GREAT! I used some sensitive skin dish soap, it's got that Olay mixed in xp And I used baby oil."

Edit 2: ~limbairedhiel recommends: You could try subbing sea salt (or any other coarse salt) for sugar if your worried about ants. Works the same way and leaves skin silky smooth (also helps open pores to get rid of oil). :)

Theory: The plasticizer in the clay is a mixture of phthalates (not for long, most brands are phasing them out). Phthalates are slightly fat soluble, so the oil will help remove them. I did a test with several oils and I couldn't find a significant difference between oils, they all worked fine. The sugar will do the scrubbing, getting in hard places and getting rid all of those stubborn bits of clay under your nails or in the wrinkles of your fingers. Using only sugar and oil made my fingers feel a bit oily, so I add some liquid soap to the mixture to remove all the extra oil. Everything else is just extra, in case you want to add some benefits to your scrub.
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Ran-Ichihara Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is so cool! thank you very much, I really desperate with that dirty!
2lazy2talk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use baby towels :P
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I tried it, but at least the ones I bought left too much lint on my hands :(
2lazy2talk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lucky me then :P
I guess it varies from skin to skin? 
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Probably! Or brands, not sure :P
2lazy2talk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use the cheapest ones :P

meh as long we get our hands clean xD
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Me too :(

But I agree, that's all that matters xD
IttyBittyCreatures Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just tried this out. It works perfectly! I think I will try out different oils next time. I only used olive oil and it did leave my hands a tiny bit dry.

Thank you!
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad to know that it worked so well for you! Yup olive oil is not the most hydrating in this case, I find that almond oil is just perfect for me :) or maybe add just a bit more of olive oil.

IttyBittyCreatures Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I will try that =]
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