It’s the time of year when sweets seem to be everywhere. The bags of Halloween candy are practically jumping into your cart at the grocery store. But…did you know that sugar is as bad for your skin as it is for your waistline? Yes.. sugar is not a “treat” for your skin at all.
Eating excess sugar can cause many skin issues including breakouts, dark circles and wrinkles. Why is sugar such a villain? In a nutshell, it breaks down collagen, the springy substance that makes your skin look plump, youthful, and lifted. Also, sugar can weaken your immune system which limits you skins ability to fight off the bacteria that clog your pores which then causes blemishes.
Sugar also triggers insulin production, which triggers protein-utilization malfunctions. Sugar acts as a kind of signal scrambler, affecting the production of the proteins and amino acids that build up collagen and elasticity. That leads to pre-mature aging and wrinkles. Sugar is also a dehydrating agent, so it increases oil production. Additionally, it affects water binding so your skin looks less perky and bouncy, and doesn’t appear as oxygenated. Sugar also creates more testosterone which leads to larger pores and oilier skin giving your skin a red, rough texture.
The solution – go easy on that Halloween candy and add more fruits and vegies to your diet. Of course, wrinkles and smile lines are inevitable and part of the aging process but good news – there’s help for that too! In fact, filling in wrinkles and those smile lines is the main reason most of our Bellafill patients have selected a dermal filler. So… say NO to that candy corn and yes … to Bellafill!
And remember Bellafill has been proven safe through 5 years in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed! Click here to learn more.