Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Candy and Your Skin

Halloween is fast approaching which means many of you are stocking up on sweet treats to hand out to all of the adorable trick-or-treaters. But how many mini-snickers go into your candy stash instead of into the kiddo's bags? We believe everyone deserve a treat every now and then; however, eating excess sugar isn’t just detrimental to your waistline but also to your skin.  

Research shows that excess sugar molecules can attach to collagen and elastin fibers in our skin which causes skin to become hard, fragile and prone to damage. Overtime this can lead to  less elasticity which causes wrinkles and fine lines.

Since the first step to youthful and radiant skin is prevention, we suggest examining your diet and reducing your sugar intake to help keep your skin’s elasticity in tact. So unless you can really stop after just one peanut butter cup (and who really has that much self control?), it might be best to keep the candy you keep to a minimum.


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