We know that sugar is not good for our waistline, but did you know that it is great for your skin? A homemade sugar scrub will exfoliate, tighten and moisturize your skin (terrific for chapped lips). How to do it: Mix equal parts of white or brown sugar and olive or almond oil. To exfoliate skin or lips, rub on the mixture and massage (gently) for a couple of minutes. Rinse off with warm water.