The Ugly Truth About Sugar and Your Skin

Just because it tastes sweet doesn’t mean your body will love it. Sugar causes all kinds of problems, from a bulging waistline to internal problems and it can also have a direct impact on your skin and your appearance. 

Breakouts Be Gone!

Your skin breaks out and you get another pimple on your face, it was probably the sugary drink or snack you ate the day before. One of the ways your skin is ruined when sugar is ate and causes inflammation in the body. Sugar is highly acidic and all acidic foods cause inflammation to some degree throughout our bodies.  Sugar spikes the blood sugar levels and then plummets, which leads to inflammation. Inflammation in the skin will cause breakouts.

Foods to avoid:

  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Agave syrup
  • Molasses
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey

Try to avoid these foods and opt for fresh fruit or stevia as a sweetener. Both have less acidic and won’t cause inflammation in the skin.

 

Wrinkles No More!

Inflammation doesn’t only lead to breakouts, it also brings on wrinkles. Think of sugar as the enemy and they are coming to attack your healthy supply of collagen in your skin. Sugar always wins the fight and wrinkles will become the outcome. Sugar eats away the collagen on a cellular level, which can lead to a dehydrated and dull looking skin.

 

Free Radicals, Not The Free We Love

Studies have found that foods with high sugar levels are creating radicals in the body. Free radicals are the leading components that cause inflammation and disease in our bodies. How can you battle the free radicals from over taking your body, balance your eating habits. Eat low sugar fruits and vegetables instead of sugar. This will add more antioxidants in your diet and limit the effects on sugar foods ingested.

 

Redness and Rashes, Say Goodbye!

Have you ever experienced redness or a rash out of nowhere? It may have not been something you touched, but something sugary you ate. Sugar ruins the skin from inside out and can cause redness and irritation. The inflammatory properties in the sugar are to blame. The best way to eliminate redness and rashes, is to stop eating foods with refined sugar and consume green veggies and foods rich in fiber

 

Start Sucking Down The Water

Dehydration is one of the leading causes of skin issues. When you eat sugary foods and drinks, the sugar is literally sucking the water out of your body and this leads to dryness, puffiness and under eye circles. It’s recommended that everyone drinks at least 8 glasses of water everyday. This varies depending on your weight and activity level.

If you start eliminating sugar from your diet, in no time your skin will start to glow, looks more radiant and youthful. Drinking water will only help the process out even more.

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