You sure love your sodas and aerated drinks, don’t you? But have you ever wondered if there’s any connection between your skin problems and your consumption of aerated drinks? It’s true—sodas actually cause a series of skin concerns. Sodas contain refined sugars, which cause your blood sugar to spike up and this is when your liver converts the sugars into fat. So in addition to gaining calories, you’re also doing some serious harm to your skin. Wondering how? Read on to find out...
Premature ageing
 

Premature ageing

Did you know that sodas and aerated drinks contain advanced glycation end products (AGEs). These are proteins that turn glycated when in contact with sugars. This causes a strong reaction in the skin leading to premature ageing. There’s further bad news—in addition to sugar, aerated drinks also contain caffeine, which is known to be diuretic, which means it can dehydrate your skin causing skin ageing.

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Acne and clogged pores

High glycemic foods often cause your blood sugar levels to rise and you should know that soda contains refined sugar. In order to deal with the spike in blood sugar, your body starts producing more insulin as well as testosterone, which often leads to hormonal acne and clogged pores. This is why if you already have sensitive skin, you should stay away from aerated drinks and sodas at any cost.

Dull skin
 

Dull skin

It is obvious that when glycation causes premature ageing, it also leaves your skin dull. There’s excessive dead skin buildup with enlarged pores. Moreover, since it causes your skin to age, it also affects the levels of elastin and collagen in your skin—the protein that not only helps your skin stay supple but also keeps it glowing. In the absence of the required levels of collagen, your skin starts to dull over a period of time.