Believe it or not, sugar could help you combat signs of aging

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By Djenane Beaulieu, Buzz60

It's been said that eating too much sugar damages the skin -- causing wrinkles and speeding up the aging process. However, sugar actually has its benefits!

All you have to do is put it on your skin instead of eating it.

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If you want younger-looking skin, sugar is one of the best anti-aging foods -- along with papaya, vitamin P and argan oil.

RELATED: What skin condition is your state most concerned about? Find out below!

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Alabama

Skin Concern: Rosacea 

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Alaska

Skin Concern: Age Spots

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Arizona

Skin Concern: Aging skin

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Arkansas 

Skin Concern: Age Spots

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California

Skin Concern: Oily Skin

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Colorado

Skin Concern: Aging Skin

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Connecticut 

Skin Concern: Dry Skin

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Delaware

Skin Concern: Age Spots

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Florida

Skin Concern: Aging Skin

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Georgia

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Hawaii

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Idaho

Skin Concern: Age Spots

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Illinois 

Skin Concern: Oily Skin

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Indiana

Skin Concern: Age Spots

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Iowa

Skin Concern: Dry Skin

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Kansas 

Skin Concern: Acne

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Kentucky

Skin Concern: Age Spots

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Louisiana

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Maine

Skin Concern: Rosacea 

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Maryland

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Massachusetts

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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Michigan

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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Minnesota

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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Mississippi

Skin Concern: Oily skin

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Missouri

Skin Concern: Age spots

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Montana

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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Nebraska

Skin Concern: Dry skin

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Nevada

Skin Concern: Dark circles under eyes

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New Hampshire

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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New Jersey

Skin Concern: Dark circles under eyes

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New Mexico

Skin Concern: Age spots

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New York

Skin Concern: Acne

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North Carolina

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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North Dakota

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Ohio

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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Oklahoma

Skin Concern: Age spots

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Oregon

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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Pennsylvania

Skin Concern: Dry skin

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Rhode Island

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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South Carolina

Skin Concern: Age spots

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South Dakota

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Tennessee

Skin Concern: Age spots

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Texas

Skin Concern: Oily skin

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Utah

Skin Concern: Acne

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Vermont

Skin Concern: Enlarged pores

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Virginia

Skin Concern: Age spots

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Washington

Skin Concern: Rosacea

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West Virginia

Skin Concern: Dry skin

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Wisconsin

Skin Concern: Age spots

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Wyoming

Skin Concern: Dry skin

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Sugar has a natural humectant that basically acts as a moisturizer. Take a honey mask for example -- it makes your skin feel so plump afterwards.

Sugar also has glycolic acid which helps improve the skin's appearance and texture, keeping it bright and radiant for a natural glow.

According to the Daily Mail, making a sugar mask is simple: Buy raw sugar, then grind it in a blender or coffee grinder until it's fine, then mix it with olive oil and one teaspoon of raw honey and apply it to your face.

Sugar could sure come in handy this winter, keeping your skin hydrated especially if you suffer from dry skin.

And you'll definitely be getting some sweet results -- no pun intended.

RELATED: 10 breakfast cereals with more sugar than a doughnut

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10 breakfast cereals with more sugar than a doughnut
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10 breakfast cereals with more sugar than a doughnut

Cap'n Crunch

12g of sugar

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Cap'n Crunch Berries

11g of sugar

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Cocoa Krispies

12g of sugar

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Frosted Krispies

12g of sugar

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Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows

12g of sugar

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Cinnabon Cereal

12g of sugar

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Froot Loops

14g of sugar    

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Golden Crisp

14 g of sugar

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Honey Smacks

15 g of sugar

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Raisin Bran

18 g of sugar

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