It’s simply astonishing to know that many of your daily beauty habits can begin in the kitchen. Cane sugar (yes, the same type you use for your holiday cookies) can be used to replenish tired skin, deep clean your pores and make skin soft and silky. This is due to the glycolic acid content in sugar, which doubles as a natural alpha hydroxyl acid. Sugar has the ability to transform your skin – minus the harmful toxins found in commercial products. Here you’ll find innovative ways to use sugar in your beauty routine.
Shave your stems
We all know that exfoliation helps to shed dead skin cells and promote cell regeneration. By adding a little sugar to your favorite body wash or shave gel, the sugar crystals help to remove rough skin and prep your legs for a nice clean shave.
Make it last
Who knew a pinch of sugar could extend the life of our favorite lipstick? It’s true. After applying your favorite lipstick, sprinkle a bit of sugar onto your lips. Let it sit for a moment before enjoying a sweet taste as you lick off the excess.
Sooth your kisser
Are you suffering from dry or chapped lips? Ditch the lip balm and provide your lips with a natural blend of jojoba oil, caster sugar and a hint of vanilla extract. Apply the paste to your lips, massage and enjoy.
Cleanse those pores
White sugar is a miracle cure for clogged pores and dull skin. Create a white sugar facial mask with 1 teaspoon white sugar and 2 tablespoons of your favorite facial cleanser. Add a couple drops of honey to the mixture and deep clean your pores.
As women, we generally end up with the crummy jobs that leave our hands feeling rough and unclean. A trip to your kitchen can make all the difference. Add some sugar to your soap lather to remove grease, thick paint or grime, as sugar is the ideal abrasive.
Even the best of all suffer from stubborn cellulite at some point in our lives. A smooth blend of brown sugar, mashed avocado and a dash of almond oil can make all the difference. Apply several times a week and you’ll see a difference in your skin.
Wax it off
Sugar waxing has been a popular option for hair removal for centuries. This alternative to shaving can be accomplished by creating a paste of sugar, lemon juice and water. Heat the ingredients in a sauce pan and allow it to cool until warm.
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