Does Sugar Age Your Skin?

Have you ever noticed that when you eat a load of candy, cake, cookies, and other sweats, that not only you feel a bit heavier around the waistline, but you also notice your skin looks dull and maybe you have an acne blemish or two pop up? Avoiding sugar, especially around this time of year, can be challenging, but if you want clear skin and to stick to any weight loss goals, skipping the sugar can be the cure. But watch out for the number of carbs you eat as well, including pasta, bread, and crackers. Here’s how sugar can lead to poor skin. And if you want expert advice on how to get the skin you’ve always dreamed of, keep reading to learn more about iderma’s light therapy device.

Light Therapy DeviceInflammation

That extra piece of apple pie at Thanksgiving and the handful of cookies here and there might have been worth every bite, but a few days later when you see your skin become a red and inflamed, you can blame the sugar that you’ve been consuming. Eating sugar or a carb-heavy meal causes your blood sugar to spike, leading many organs in your body to become inflamed, including your heart, lungs, and skin. This causes redness, swelling, and stress — all of which are not good for your complexion. Typically, inflammation will encourage an immune system response. But when your body is so accustomed to consuming sugar and being inflamed, your immune system cells are always on the lookout to fix what is wrong. When your immune system is acting like this, it can affect your skin tone and texture.


This is the process of sugar being processed in your body and the digested sugar releasing glucose in the bloodstream. This glucose then attaches itself to collagen, the wonderful protein fiber that keeps your skin firm and elastic. The weighed down collagen becomes rigid and inflexible, causing your skin to sag and develop wrinkles.

Sugar and Wrinkles

There are several different types of collagen in your body. Type III Collagen is the strongest and most durable, making your skin supple. When glucose weakens type III collagen, it leaves your skin dry and more likely to wrinkle. There have been some studies that show high blood sugar levels can reduce antioxidants that protect your skin, causing your skin to be more susceptible to sun damage.

Light Therapy Device

So how can you get great skin and eat your cake too?

With technology that was developed by NASA, iderma created a light therapy device that uses red LED and infrared light waves that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate cell growth and boost collagen production. When sugar works to break down the collagen in your skin, our light therapy device combats that process.

Even though it will still benefit your skin to keep a low-sugar diet, when you want to see an improvement in the overall tone of your skin, our light therapy device can actually reverse the signs of aging by adding additional collagen to your skin, decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing age spots, and fighting the inflammation that is occurring in your body.

See the results for yourself and order a light therapy device for yourself today!