The term ‘sugar face’ has been floating around the beauty industry for years, however, with its recent emergence in mainstream media, we thought we would explain exactly what the effects of excess sugar consumption are on your face and how you can combat this for plump, youthful and lifted skin.
Effects of Refined Sugars
When we consume refined sugars, we cause an insulin spike within the body, not only does this lead to inflammation, which breaks down both collagen and elastin, insulin spikes also scramble the signals that produce the proteins and amino acids that build up your natural collagen stores. This response can lead to sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots.
But wait, there’s more! Further to the effect sugar has on your body’s ability to produce and maintain collagen, it’s excess consumption suppresses the immune system which helps fight off bacteria – bacteria can then clog pores and cause blemishes. It also promotes testosterone which can lead to enlarged pores and oilier appearing skin.
Pretty scary, right? Luckily we have a few tools to help fight sugar cravings and combat its effect on your skin.
How to Fight off Sugar Cravings
The best way to fight the effect of sugar is to cut it out completely. Try eliminating lollies, ice-cream, cakes, “white” carbs and breakfast cereals from your diet or switching them for a wholefoods alternative. If you’re someone who can’t even fathom cutting sugar from your diet or at least reducing it, Sugar Clear will dramatically reduce sugar cravings, making it a walk in the park to say goodbye to the sweet stuff.
And how can you restore the damage that has already been done? Well, no doubt you have heard of Night Collagen, in fact, that’s probably why you’re here. This innovative beauty supplement will not only restore the collagen that is lost from sugar consumption, it will also promote a more restful and restorative sleep which can lower cortisol levels and reduce inflammation, improving the appearance of your skin and leaving you looking more refreshed and revitalised.