7 Scary Ways Sugar Totally Ruins Your Skin ...


I’m a huge fan of avoiding refined and added sugars for many reasons, which includes the multitudes of ways sugar ruins your skin. During my teens, I was overweight, had severe acne, suffered depression and my skin looked older than it does now. Ironically, I was simultaneously addicted to sugar. In my early twenties, I dropped all added and refined carbohydrates and sugar from my diet and miraculously, my skin cleared, glowed, and the added weight fell off. My depression also vanished, in what seemed like overnight. I finally felt confident in my skin again and could even go out in public with no makeup, which I never did before. While I’m not asking any of you to go on a certain diet, I will tell you that eating less sugar truly can save your skin. Check out these alarming ways sugar ruins your skin so you can get beautiful skin in no time!

1. Inflammation

One of the main ways sugar ruins your skin is it causes inflammation in the body. Sugar is highly acidic, and while all acidic foods can cause inflammation to some degree, sugar is one of the worst. How so? Sugar causes a rise in blood sugar levels that surge and plummet, which leads to inflammation. Any sign of inflammation in the skin will cause breakouts, so be sure to avoid refined sugars and added sugars including white sugar, brown sugar, agave syrup, molasses, maple syrup and honey if you’re prone to breakouts. Though some of these have benefits, they all contain the same amount of sugar and calories per teaspoon. Instead opt for fresh fruit or stevia, which is less acidic.

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