There are numerous different facts and myths concerning food and its effects on the skin. With so many foods and cravings, it can be difficult to distinguish which ones are essentially good and bad for the skin. Nourishment for the skin from the inside is just as important as on the outside.
It’s not a secret that excess consumption of sugar can be quite dangerous for the health of the body. The skin is very much affected too. Through scientific studies, it has been concluded that people with higher blood sugar essentially looked older. The reason for this is that sugar makes the skin lose its elasticity and collagen production through the process of glycation. When the sugar attaches itself to the proteins in the body, it manufactures harmful molecules, which initiates the aging process much quicker. There are three types of collagen: I, II, III. Consequently for the skin to function and appear healthy, all three collagens need to be working together. With the excess consumption of sugar, it will cause collagen III to become collagen I, which will make the skin become thinner and prone to damage and wrinkles.
Cutting down on sugar is one the best ways to not ensure the overall health, but to dramatically improve the texture, tone and vitality of skin.