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THE SKIN SOLUTION: WHY CUTTING SUGAR WILL CLEAR ACNE AND PREVENT WRINKLES

Posted by: Patrick Catanzariti on December 14, 2015

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Sugar and spice and all things nice may be what little girls are made of, but sugar also gave that little girl acne and then wrinkles.

As far as widely debated topics go, sugar and its acne causing effects really takes the cake. For decades there has been no consensus about sugar and acne among dermatologists and skin care professionals. In fact, experts had all but ruled out the link between the two however, new research has proven strong correlations between the sweet stuff and your skin.

So, how does sugar cause acne? It all comes down to insulin. Processed sugary foods produce insulin within our bodies, which leads to an increase of tissue growth, androgen production and inflammation – all major contributors to acne. Unsurprisingly, acne is most prevalent amongst cultures with a high sugar western diet.

And if acne wasn’t bad enough, there is worse news still, what is worse than acne you may ask? Wrinkles.

This one isn’t up for debate, the experts agree, sugar causes wrinkles. This is due to a process called glycation. When sugar hits our bloodstream it attaches to proteins forming destructive new molecules called ‘advanced glycation’ which in turn wreaks havoc on collagen.

Collagen fibres are those little miracle workers that keep our skin firm and elastic. Once damaged, we are left with skin that wrinkles and sags. The more sugar we eat, the more our skin feels it.

The best thing that we can do for our skin is to skip the sugar, ditch the refined foods that are filled with sugar and choose whole foods, good fats and keep hydrated. With natural sugar alternatives like stevia available you can still indulge that sweet tooth and eat for the skin that you want!

 

 

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