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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Tip of the Week: Sugar and Spice Make Everything Nice – D.I.Y. Winter Body Polish

I decided to give my apartment a new year makeover, since one of my resolutions is to get organized in 2008, and I thought I would start the process by putting my personal belongings away. While on my fist step to a more organized life, I unearthed a jar of brown sugar hidden under a pile of clothes in my living room. Some months back, I was helping a dear friend of mine pack up for her move to Portland, when she randomly gave this jar of brown sugar. I’m a firm believer in serendipity, so I made sure this week’s tip, my D.I.Y. Winter Body Polish, was inspired by this lost treasure.

Now sometimes, especially in the dead of winter, our skin needs a major overhaul; a case of intense exfoliation. My skin has been looking especially pallid, so it seemed the right time to come up with a true exfoliating body scrub. Fine granules of brown sugar slough away dead skin cells as olive oil moisturizes, and cinnamon warms. This recipe is great cause it’s totally effective, inexpensive, and easy to make, using ingredients found in most kitchens.

What you will need:
1 Cup Brown Sugar

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


Mix the sugar, olive oil, and cinnamon together in a container. In the shower, rub sugar scrub all over the body. Rinse.

**DO NOT use on face. DO NOT get in the eyes.

Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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