3 Best Tips to Keep Your Super Bowl Sunday Acne Skin-Friendly
You want to throw a rocking Super Bowl party--what you don't want to do
is ruin the fun by chowing down on foods that may sabotage all your
progress to get acne-free. Luckily, there are easy ways to turn your
Super Bowl Sunday skin-friendly without ruining the fun.
1. Make it from scratch
You know that pizza you
were planning to pick up from the local takeout? Oh, and that
store-bought guacamole? Forget about them and make your own. We know
you're busy, but think of how much better you'll feel knowing you're
munching on the healthiest, most nutrient-dense pizza and guacamole
Toss your own whole
wheat pizza dough into a thin crust. To keep the sugar to a minimum,
skip the tomato sauce and top with a variety of fresh, organic,
veggies--tomatoes, peppers, spinach, squash, you name it--and a sprinkle
of organic cheese. Bake and slice into small, finger-food-sized squares
and share with your friends.
For the guac, simply
mash 6 large avocados and combine with 3 chopped tomatoes, 3 chopped
tomatillos, 1 small chopped red onion, 6 chopped cloves of garlic, some
sea salt, fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice to taste. For extra heat,
add in a chopped jalapen~o pepper. Serve with fresh-cut carrots, zucchini
and celery. If you can't forgo the chips, just stick to whole grain
chips and limit your intake.
2. Limit the bad stuff
So you made some healthy
versions of your favorite Super Bowl snacks, but now you have another
problem: your friends all brought snacks too, and though they're not
skin-friendly, they are oh-so-tempting.
We're here to tell you,
it's okay. It's okay to try that sugar-filled, football-shaped cookie
your friend brought that you know wasn't made with "good"
sugars. It's okay to have a little beer. Don't be so hard on yourself
for wanting to veer a little from your skin-friendly diet.
However, don't get too
far off course. Remember that all sugar--even "good" sugar and foods
that easily and rapidly convert into sugar like potatoes, pasta,
crackers and potato chips--can cause two major types of damage to your
- Inflammation, which may affect your organs, including your skin.
Glycation, which is a chemical reaction similar to the one that occurs
when you fry meat. Collagen (a building block of the skin) deteriorates,
and as a result your skin loses its elasticity and brightness. (To put
it simply, your skin ages.)
3. Watch the snacking
It's easy and tempting
to stuff your face all day long on Super Bowl Sunday, especially if
that's what everyone around you is doing. But even if everything on the
table is "healthy," you still need to be conscious of how much you're
eating. Moderation is always key, and conscious snacking this Sunday
will keep you from feeling down on yourself later. After all, your body
is one unit, and overtaxing your digestive system could set you back on
your New Year's resolution for clear skin.
If you need a little
extra motivation to limit your intake, try this: Every time you feel
tempted to lick the guacamole bowl dry or have a fourth helping of that
skin-friendly dessert you whipped up, imagine your body feeling great
and thanking you tomorrow because you didn't. Imagine your skin glowing 2
weeks from now because you made good choices today.
And if you're still worried that you'll need a little extra help to get through Super Bowl Sunday, feel free to increase your dose of AcnEase for a week to discourage inflammation.
With a Promise of Clear Skin,