We try to limit our sugar consumption. Try. That’s not to say we always succeed (hello, homemade ice cream), but in general, Skittles and M&Ms are not part of the meal plan. So when we buy the 10-pound bags of brown sugar at Costco, we have to do something else with it. Like use it on our skin (sugar scrubs seem to be all the rage these days, and you know how I love to jump on the latest trend).
I used to use a number of different face washes for acne and oily skin, and nothing really seemed to do much. Then I had the shampoo revelation, and wondered if I was over-drying my skin with the chemical-laden cleansers, which in turn made it produce more oil. So I quit the OTC stuff and started washing my face with a mix of oil and sugar (oil sounds counterintuitive, but it really works). Now I mostly just rinse with water and scrub once a week or less, and my skin has never been more clear.