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5 Reasons Sugar Hurts Your Skin

Inflammation

When your blood sugar spikes, usually after you eat a carb-heavy meal like pasta, your body becomes inflamed. This inflammation affects all organs – the heart, the lungs and the skin – and can cause redness, swelling and stress. Normally, inflammation tells the body that something is wrong and encourages an immune system response, but if the inflammation is chronic, immune system cells are consistently patrolling the body, causing more harm than good. This immune response can greatly affect your skin tone and texture.

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