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January 17, 2018Diet and Your Skin

Sugar: Why it’s not so sweet for your skin

If you have a serious sweet tooth, but want healthy skin, this video is for you! Sugar in any form causes multiple changes in our body, from our cellular membranes and our arteries to our hormones, immune systems, gut, and even microbiome—the microbes in our intestines that affect our biology all the way out to our skin. Now, there’s a lot going on when it comes to how sugar impacts your skin through myriad pathways in the body. Spiking insulin and inflammatory pathways are just a couple of ways. There’s another big reason to avoid too much sugar that has a direct hit on skin: glycation, which is our focus today.

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