Trick or Treat Your Skin this Halloween!

Trick or Treat Your Skin this Halloween!

The Scary connection: How is your sweet tooth affecting your skin.

Halloween 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 acne free.

Sugar Face?

We 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.

So, 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 treatment designed to address your sebaceous glands and decrease future breakouts.

Taste the Rainbow

The 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 your skin.

Tricks to counteract sugar’s effect on the skin:

As 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 Acne-Free! Most 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!

Just 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.

Candy 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 properties.

During 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® does.

AcnEase a Day keeps the Acne Away

 

We 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!



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