New research has come out that reinforces the theory that chewing gum chronically can lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles in the skin. These wrinkles are sometimes referred to as expression lines, the lines caused by making repetitive facial expressions, talking, frowning, smiling, etc. In addition to muscle movement, chewing gum could also break up hyaluronic acid injections like Retsylane and Juvederm, causing them to not last as long. At the price most pay for these injections, that can’t be very cost effective.
You probably wont see extra wrinkles from the occasional piece of gum to freshen breath or ward off a sweet craving. After all, you chew your food (well, hopefully, anyway) on a daily basis…These extra lines are the side effect of a ‘chewing gum’ habit. Bottom line: If you are addicted to chewing gum and cannot go for long periods of time without chomping down on a piece…you may want to consider cutting back.