How Does Sugar Affect the Skin? |

Tyler Szelinski
During the holiday season many of us indulge in treats that are likely not healthy for us; the main culprit in many of these goodies is sugar. It’s well-known that too much sugar in our diet can affect our bodies in many ways, from cavities and lethargy to high blood pressure and diabetes. But did you know that sugar can also negatively impact the appearance of our skin? A high sugar intake may play a role in the aging process, accelerating the development of wrinkles and fine lines. In addition to these effects, foods with a high glycemic (sugar) index can also cause oil production and inflammation, leading to acne breakouts. To help control the negative impact sugar has on our bodies, we need to watch what we eat and stick to a healthy diet.

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