If you never read a post form me before, then please pay close attention to this one. Hang tight with me because I am about to get a little preachy because this topic is so important.
Sugar in your diet is directly related to your skin's health. I talk about it on almost every TV and Radio show I'm on. Reducing it is the number one thing you can do to abate acne, immune system skin issues like eczema and rosacea, and now studies have proven that too much sugar in the body creates havoc for your skins regenerating cells making them weaker and more prone to damage.
Whenever you consume sugary foods like junk food, processed cakes, and soft drinks, (they rapidly break down and convert to sugar) -- and your body turns these simple carbohydrates into glucose, which in turn raises your insulin levels. So when you are ingesting all those carbohydrates your insulin levels spike, leading to a sudden increase of inflammation throughout the body.
In my book, Acne Free In 3 Days, I talked about how I discovered this very process myself describing that how after having a sugary soft drink, I could actually see my acne get redder and more inflamed in just minutes. Bad enough but that's not all, that same inflammation creates a process that actually breaks down your skins collagen and elastin, resulting in premature aging like sagging skin and wrinkles.
Digested sugar permanently attaches to the collagen in your skin through a metabolic process in the cells known as glycation. Plus, the more sugar you eat, the much more likely it will be that you develop insulin resistance, which we all know can lead to diabetes, which is an epidemic in the US.
Check out this great Huffington Post article where two leading dermatologists talk about the serious impacts sugar has on your skin. Click here to read it.
I've said it a million times that the number one thing you can do for your skins health is to eliminate as much refined sugar as possible. I can tell you that for every client I've had with acne, removing most if not all the refined sugar from their diets made the most immediate and lasting impact on clearing up their skin.
Don't get me wrong, outside of diet, there are also other contributing factors such as, product use, environment, stress, skin care habits, and to some degree genetics (how prone your pores are to clogging and the amount of oil you produce).
But, time and time again when the client cleans up the diet and gets the sugar out, they see and feel amazing results. Even better, this is something that with some discipline you can control yourself.
Stopping the cookies, cakes, and 4 spoons of sugar in your coffee is easy enough. The hard part of this challenge is knowing how to identify hidden sugars in things and the crafty renaming of sugar that is on the labels of the foods you eat.
Those add up to pounds of sugar a month in your diet and you likely are not even aware of it. Not to worry though, I have a plan from a leading expert that I want to share with you today that I use myself, that works, and will make a huge difference in your skin and your health.
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Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."