"DIY Face Scrub 1.0" Both sugar and salt act as a natural exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells while also rejuvenating skin. Sugar is most commonly used by people with sensitive skin for its gentle qualities. Salt, on the other hand, is suited for people with acne. Olive oil can be used as a moisturizer for extremely dry or irritated skin. Honey penetrates the skin, unclogging pores, while killing bacteria and retaining water in the skin.