jelly beans to chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs to Peeps, it is
impossible not to be tempted with these sweet treats once a year. Yet,
when you have acne, sugar is not a good friend.
So how do you avoid the temptation but satisfy the craving?
good news is that when the Easter Bunny arrives, you don't have to
totally ignore his gifts. But please do not dive head first in to a
jelly bean bowl either. Sample! Your skin will thank you!
(1) Fill up on Fiber.
Fiber actually slows the absorption of sugar, and will also keep you
fuller longer. Choose some foods to eat that have a higher
concentration of fiber such as dark chocolate (in moderation!), nuts,
almonds, beans, passion fruits, flax or sesame seeds and bran.
(2) Antioxidants and Proteins.
When eaten before sugary foods, antioxidents and proteins can prevent
the rapid increase in sugar level in your blood, prevent food cravings
and will keep your skin less exposed to inflammation. So eat those
pretty decorated hard boiled eggs and some lean meats. Antioxidants
also attack free radicals that cause skin issues.
(3) Vitamin C. If you opt to take supplements, you can take Vitamin C Ester
which is a highly absorbable form of Vitamin C with great
anti-inflammatory properties. Start by taking 500mg a day, and you can
expect to see a difference within 3 months if you're also treating your
acne. Foods rich in Vitamin C include tomatoes, strawberries, kiwis,
guava, papaya, oranges, bell peppers, broccoli and cauliflower.
remember, I know you want to enjoy yourself, but if you only have
samplings of candy, you will be happier in the next few days when you
don't have any further breakouts!
Happy Holidays! And Happy Skin!