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Pretty Hot

Spice up your beauty routine using products packed with chili peppers, cinnamon, paprika and more.

Pretty Hot
Pin it Grace Huang

We know that sprinkling spices on food adds flavor and can also work wonders for our health. So it should come as no surprise that certain spices can also invigorate a tired beauty routine. “When spices are used as ingredients in beauty products, they can increase circulation, which helps the body flush out toxins faster and gives dull skin a rosy glow,” says New York City-based dermatologist David Colbert, M.D. Look for products containing chili peppers, cinnamon, ginger, paprika and turmeric. These potent spices have been used for centuries as anti-microbials, which help banish blemishes. Add that perk to spices’ soothing yet energizing aromatherapeutic benefits, and you’ve got a tried-and-true recipe for beauty success.

(a) DuWop Lip Venom ($16; duwop.com) plumps lips naturally with circulationenhancing essential oil of cinnamon.

(b) Jurlique Balancing Foaming Cleanser ($34; sephora.com) is loaded with turmeric, an antioxidant that protects skin from premature aging.

(c) Nature’s Gate Grapefruit & Wild Ginger Liquid Soap ($7; natures-gate .com) leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed, and the ginger scent lingers long after you wash your hands.

(d) JASÖN Natural PowerSmile Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste ($7; jason-natural .com) whitens teeth and leaves behind a fresh, cinnamon scent.

(e) Super By Dr. Nicholas Perricone Supermodel Legs ($30; sephora.com) is a moisturizing cream that imparts a subtle shimmer; extract of chili peppers boosts circulation and skin radiance.

(f) Lush New Solid Shampoo ($10; lushusa .com) is veganfriendly and uses cinnamon to stimulate and clean your scalp.

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