Experts have correlated sugar and aging for over a decade. According to a study published in Clinics in Dermatology back in 2010, scientists found that the more sugar you eat, the harder it is for your skin to repair itself. This inability for your skin to heal gets even worse if you end up sitting out in the sun for too long.
It might seem heartbreaking to have to choose between these snack cakes or pastries and looking younger, but luckily, anyone who has a craving from time to time can find a healthy middle ground that allows them to splurge without developing unnecessary wrinkles.
“Rather than turning [to] these baked goods as a quick snack or meal replacement, consider preparing your own sweet meal ahead of time,” says Best. “For instance, baked oats or overnight oats can be made ahead of time and eaten on the go just the same as the convenient baked goods.”