5 Reasons Sugar Hurts Your Skin

Sugar and Wrinkles

Your skin has three types of collagen, and glucose weakens type III, the strongest and most durable collagen, making skin look less supple. High glucose levels can dry skin, which makes skin more likely to wrinkle. This is why diabetics often suffer from dry, dull complexions. Some studies even show that high blood sugar levels reduce skin-protecting antioxidants that leave you more susceptible to sun damage.