THE EFFECTS OF SUGAR ON THE SKIN

Oh sugar! It is in everything. It’s in your favorite condiment or sauce, your bread, your coffee creamer, your processed meats, etc. Although a little bit of sugar can make things taste better, too much sugar can have a terrible impact on your skin. Don’t worry I am not telling you to throw out everything that contains sugar. However, I do feel it is important to be aware of your sugar consumption.


With the holidays on the horizon, we know that most of our time spent will be centered around food, especially sweet treats. A lot of us celebrated Halloween just a couple weeks ago. No shame here for eating all your kid’s candy! But be aware that your skin may show signs of having too much sugar. Some signs of too much sugar can be inflammation and oily skin. 


Although you don’t have to completely avoid sugar, especially during the holidays, it is important to be mindful of the amount you are consuming. Be careful about the amount of processed sugar you are intaking like soda, candy, baked goods. Not only should you be careful about your sugar intake, but it is also helpful to make sure you are staying hydrated. Drinking enough water can help combat the extra sugar intake by keeping your system flushed.


Another way to combat the effects of sugar on the skin is by using Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory which means it is perfect to help fight the effects that sugar can have on your skin. Also, gua sha is another way to help the skin by draining the lymphatic system. This can help reduce inflammation as well as many other things that we discussed in our blog post from last week. Lastly, collagen is another great way to improve the health of your skin. Collagen contains important amino acids that can be used by the body to build connective tissue and can slow down age-related cartilage damage and collagen loss.


I hope these tips help you during this holiday season and beyond. Don’t forget to check back here every week for more skin care tips! 

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