Trick or Treat Your Skin this Halloween!
The Scary connection: How is your sweet tooth affecting
is a popular time of year for scary movies, humorous costume parties, and not
to forget, a wide variety of sweets and candies tempting us from every corner!
This event can be a treat for some but a trick for others. Those who want to
find a magical potion for this Halloween’s trick for their skin, should
continue to read this article. But be aware- we will most likely scare you with
our conclusions….and scary facts about sugar and acne. But… wait there is a
light at the end of this scary article- as we will tell you how you can become
all know that sugar is terrible for our skin, and if this doesn’t ring a bell,
check out our informative post on how sugar is
the enemy of your skin. To summarize, sugar is the reason to spike your blood sugar
levels, increasing the production of insulin and IGF-1. This burst of IGF-1 and
insulin releases an androgen hormones which after pushing the sebaceous glands
to produce more sebum that needed or good for your skin actually initiate acne
cascade ( process of pimple formation). An excessive production of sebum known
as skin oil is the cause for clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts.
to effectively treat acne, you must address the root of the problem, that is an
overproduction of sebum and factors that may over stimulate your sebaceous
glands such as hormonal imbalance. AcnEase is the magical potion
you are looking for to actually neutralize those scary factors. This is a
unique, safe and natural
designed to address your sebaceous glands and decrease future breakouts.
Taste the Rainbow
famous Halloween candy Skittles might be right after all with its slogan “taste
the rainbow”. We are not talking about this sugar packed little candies but
rather about eating colorful foods. One of the keys to healthy, clear glowing
skin is to understand what is consumed within the body. Eating vegetables and
fruits with a rainbow of colors will give the body a variety of antioxidants
and phytonutrients. These will help to protect your skin from free radicals and
sun damage also, important for normal skin cell development and a healthy skin
tone. Glow from the inside out with leafy greens such as broccoli, spinach,
cucumber, and kale. Get nutty with almonds, peanuts, pecans, and pistachios.
While picking berries of blue, black adding to your favourite oatmeal or
yogurt. For a total skin rejuvenation, all of these foods will do wonders for
Tricks to counteract
sugar’s effect on the skin:
much as we may try to avoid sugar ( especially refine cane sugar and corn
syrup) we are only human ( even we were
super hero costume ) and occasionally we do succumb to the sugar craving. So
how to avoid a real sugar skin damage?
- Check the labels! When purchasing or
consuming candy for the holidays, take a look at the ingredients as these
treats are very high in sugar content. Look out for treats that contain high
fructose corn syrup, artificial food coloring and dye, preservatives,
artificial flavorings and GMOS(genetically modified organisms).
- Sugar-Free doesn’t mean
Halloween candies will print in bold, ‘sugar-free’, but that doesn’t mean its
better for you. The sugar found in these treats has to be replaced with
artificial sweeteners, which is not good for clear glowing skin.
- Bad vs Good Sugars!
Yes, there is a big difference! Stay away from the bad sugars such as pizza or
jelly and focus on the good sugars such as raisins.
- Eat good candy! It is expected that you
will be eating all kinds of candy but remember your diet completely affects
your skin’s health. Try to avoid milk chocolate and sugar candies such as
lollipops or hard candies. Instead, grab some dark chocolate that is dairy-free
which has less sugar.
- Have dinner! It is advised to eat
before going to the holiday party as this will decrease your sugar craving.
- Halloween makeup!
In order for your Halloween costume to be complete, we understand a masked face
is a must! However, your acne prone skin must survive. It is advised to use
non-comedogenic makeup, avoid-oil based face paint and glitter as well as
cleaning skin right before bed. After the trick-or-treating or left over
pumpkins, make some time to treat your skin to an exfoliating and moisturising
mask featuring pumpkin, which is stacked with
skin benefiting ingredients.
- Hydrate! Keeping hydrated after
the sugar fest is a must, especially because it will successfully prevent dry
skin, breakouts, and even allergic reactions.
- Substitute! Instead of filling your
stomach with delicious sweet treats and snacks, try some healthy food
alternatives such as pumpkin seeds and sliced apples with honey! Not only are
they good for you, but for your complexion too!
Bonus: I can’t resist!
because you have sensitive or acne-prone skin doesn’t mean you have to sit on
the sidelines on a night like Halloween and miss out on all the fun.
Apple! This classic Halloween treat contains benefits to the skin too! Apples
allow the skin to be lightened as it contains a high content of collagen and
elastic which is important for keeping skin flawless and youthful. Skin
hydration is another plus as this fruit help balances the oil production.
Apples also provide relief to acne and sunburns, because of its cooling
this festive event, people with the clearest skin can slip up, which is why
it’s important to have the best acne fighting regime. The most effective way to
keep your skin looking and feeling its best is to prevent acne before it
starts, which means breaking the acne cycle, and this is exactly what AcnEase®
want to hear from you! What are you going to be for Halloween this year and how
will you decrease you sugar intake? Tell us in the comments below!