Why Sugar is Just as Bad for Your Skin As It Is For Your Waistline

While most people know that ingesting excess sugar can lead to obesity, most do not consider the ramifications that excess sugar has on the skin. Sugar however does not just mean sugar from processed foods or refined sugar, but sugar that comes from broken down carbohydrates in our system. When these foods are broken down, insulin is produced in response to the sugar, causing an insulin spike which causes overall inflammation in the body. This inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Acne and rosacea can also be increased by excess sugar intake, and insulin resistance can cause excess growth of hair and dark patches on the body. The article presents what sugars you should eat (complex carbohydrates over simple carbohydrates) and other ways to combat sugar’s effect on the skin. I definitely think this article presents interesting information that can potentially decrease the amount of stress induced, junk -food eating breakouts during finals week!


One thought on “Why Sugar is Just as Bad for Your Skin As It Is For Your Waistline”

  1. I did not know that about sugar and skin! And so maybe I should put away this ice cream I’m stress eating to help with finals stress. lol


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