DIY Beauty: Raw Sugar

Raw Sugar

Many skin care experts agree that exfoliating is the key to younger-looking skin. Instead of spending your hard earned cash on expensive exfoliates try using raw sugar. Raw sugar is high in glycolic acid, which removes the dead skin cells from the skin and promotes regrowth.

For a sugar scrub: grab some raw sugar, mix it with water, and gently scrub those dead skin cells away.

Quick Tip: Those with sensitive skin should proceed with caution with raw sugar and other exfoliates if you’re prone to irritation. Try on a small patch of skin first.


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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.