Skin Care!

#6 of how to have younger looking skin!

Day 6 of 7 ways to have younger looking skin!

Soda!

I’m guilty of this one big time. Recent studies say that Americans drink WAY too much soda.

The caffeine found in soda can dehydrate the skin, emphasizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, soda may cause certain skinconditions to become more problematic.

It seems like every time we turn around, there is another study about the negative health effects of soft drinks, and recently attention has turned to the damage it can do to your skin.

Dr. Steven Victor, dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City says that in more than 33 years of practice, he’s experienced the effects of soda on his patient’s skin first-hand.

“The biggest problem about soda is the crazy amount of sugar,” Victor said. “The dangers of sugar to the body are not new, scientists have been studying it for years. When a patient consumes a lot of sugar, it shows in their skin.”

“I notice wrinkles, skin texture, oil content,” he said. “When you see somebody who is having a lot of sugar, their skin doesn’t look glowing or bright, it looks saggy and dull.”

Victor said the major problem of consuming soda is the inflammatory effect it has on the body.

“Soda is a factor in the aging process of the skin because it causes the body to produce all kinds of inflammatory products,” he said. “I compare it to Pac-Man, going around the body eating good tissue. Diet, and especially soda, greatly affects your skin.”

Toon in tomorrow for the last and most interesting way to have younger looking skin!!!

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