Halloween is here, and that means creepy creatures, costumes and tons of candy.
And while we certainly wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the spooky activities you might have planned, we do recommend doing your skin a favor and skipping out on the sugary treats.
It’s no secret that sugar can do damage to your waistline, but it can also wreak havoc on your skin. Why? It all comes down to how your body processes the sweet stuff.
When you take in sugar in the form of sweets, cakes, and candy, your body will turn that sugar into glucose, sending your blood sugar sky high. This spike in blood sugar triggers inflammation all over your body, including the delicate skin on your face. It also causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to break down, triggering premature wrinkles and sagging. Consuming excess sugar also triggers glycation – the scientific name for a process that damages the protein fibers of your skin, making it look dry, brittle, and aged.
Some evidence suggests that sugar can make pre-existing skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and psoriasis worse. And it can also make you more susceptible to damage from wrinkle-causing free radicals.
If you do decide to indulge in Halloween treats this year, protect your skin by drinking tons of water, getting plenty of sleep, and eating skin-friendly foods like spinach and kale, walnuts and avocados, berries, and even pumpkin. This fall favorite is full of nutrients and enzymes that combat free radicals, hydrate the skin, and protect it from damage.
For more information on caring for you skin and turning back the clock on aging, call Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC today.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665