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5 Reasons Sugar Hurts Your Skin

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High fructose corn syrup and other liquid sugars may cause the most damage of all – they may produce more collagen-hurting molecules than anything on the dessert menu. Also look for hidden sugars like barley malt, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate and maltose Be sure to check fruit drinks, sodas and all packaged foods for these skin harming-ingredients. Sipping water instead of sweetened drinks can have an added bonus: Water makes skin cells plump, which naturally hides wrinkles.