Hey Sugar

Hey, Sugar!

Break out that jar or industrial size sugar stash you’ve been stowing away in your cabinet. This granulated sweetener is good for more than just baking. A little bit can actually make your skin glow. Who says sugar isn’t good for you?!

Smooth your kisser

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Blend a little jojoba or olive oil with caster sugar (also called superfine sugar; you can also make this by putting regular granulated sugar in the food processor for a minute) and a touch of peppermint or vanilla extract, if you like. Place some of the paste on your lips, massage and lick off. Yum!

Make a body scrub

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Sugar makes for a splendid exfoliating agent for body scrubs. You can make a super simple one by mixing sugar with oil (canola, almond, jojoba, or olive all work well) to create a loose paste. Add some essential oil or vanilla extract if you like fragrance. Gently rub on your skin and then rinse off in the shower.

Extend your lipstick

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Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.