The Scary Truth About Halloween Candy and Your Skin
Halloween is almost here, and with it comes those little fun-sized candy we all love. In fact, we love it so much, Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy each year for Halloween. But all this candy can have some serious effects on your face, and leave you wondering why your skin looks the way it does. Here’s why sugar is just as bad for your skin as it is your waistline, and how you can control that sweet tooth during this time of year.
It’s really a thing. When you consume candy, it causes your insulin levels to spike which leads to more inflammation in the body. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles, larger pores = Sugar Face. Sugar can also impact the immune system...and the immune system fights bacteria. How does bacteria affect the skin? One word: acne. Be sure to combat any flare ups with an acne cleansing system. You may also find other skin conditions such as Rosacea gets worse when there is too much sugar in your diet.
Just say no to those cute little fun-sized candies and say yes to getting a healthy glow. Instead conquer your sweet tooth with antioxidant rich fruits and veggies such as cranberries, blueberries, artichokes, and leafy greens. Did you know you can see skin changes in just 72 hours when you commit to giving up sugar? Who’s with us?!