Skin Damage by Sugar

Posted by Kaloree1 | February 22, 2016 | Fitness

We all know how sugar affects our waistline, but did you know that sugar consumption makes your skin lifeless and full of wrinkles.

Food with high-gycemic index rapidly converts into glucose that lead to a rising insulin level. An explosion of inflammation takes place because of this rise in insulin.

Here’s how sugar ruins our skin.

Sugar harms our skin mainly by causing inflammation in our body. Inflammation is the reason for  breakouts on our skin. Avoid refined sugar and additional sugar included in white sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc.


The inflammatory properties of sugar also result in wrinkles. Sugar attacks healthy collagen in the skin, the element that keeps our skin wrinkle-free. Wrinkles occur when collagen stores are exhausted. This also makes our skin look dull and dehydrated.


Blood Sugar Imbalance
All forms of sugar manipulate blood sugar level in the body. When insulin is released into our cells, the blood sugar level falls. This sudden drop in blood sugar creates internal stress in the body, causing breakouts and dull-looking skin.

blood sugar

Free Radical Damage
Free radicals are the molecules responsible for inflammation and cellular damage in the body. They damage cells, result being ageing. Many researches have shown the creation of free radicals in our body because of the sugar.

Free radicals

Sugar slurps water out of our cells. The consequential dryness, puffiness and those dreaded under eye circles take place on our skin.


There cannot be better reasons to avoid sugar as much as possible. Keep your skin healthy, use Kaloree1 for your dose of sweetness.

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