31 Oct Halloween Candy and Your Skin
Today is Halloween, and it’s the season for costumes, parties, and of course, sweets. Lots and lots of sweets. Temptation is all around, especially if you have children who trick or treat and staying away from Halloween candy can be challenging. Unfortunately, if you have a lot of leftover candy or have a tendency to indulge in your children’s candy, these sweet treats can cause a skin nightmare if you aren’t careful. There’s a clear connection between Halloween candy and your skin, so making healthier choices can help you avoid some scary skin situations. What you eat can directly affect your skin’s health and quality, so it’s important to control your sweet tooth this time of year.
The Connection Between Halloween Candy and Your Skin
Candy that is loaded with sugar and simple carbohydrates can spike your blood sugar levels and can cause inflammation in the body. This can lead to an increased production of sebum, which can make your skin oily and creates the perfect condition for breakouts. Besides the threat of acne, increased inflammation can break down elastin and collagen, which results in large pores, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Tips on How to Indulge, Without Over-Indulging
It’s Halloween, so chances are you probably will eat candy, and that’s okay! However, be aware of what you are eating and how much. Following these helpful Halloween skincare tips to help lower your chances of dealing with scary skin is also recommended.
• If you happen to indulge in candy, stay away from sugar candies and milk chocolate. Instead, indulge in some dark chocolate, which often contains less sugar.
• If you can eat nuts, eat them with your Halloween candy. Nuts are fibrous, and eating a handful of nuts with candy can help slow down digestion, limiting the blood sugar spike you get after eating candy.
• Staying hydrated while indulging is essential. Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after a sugar fest can help prevent allergic reactions, dry skin, and even breakouts.
• Indulge your sweet tooth in healthier ways by indulging in antioxidant-rich fruits and other festive food alternatives such as pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. These foods aren’t just good for you. They are also good for your complexion!