Have you ever noticed skin flare ups or puffiness the day after eating excess sugar? Yeah, same. Today we are talking about how too much sugar could be the root cause of all of your skin concerns.
Eating or drinking too much sugar can lead to breakouts, or flare ups if you struggle with acne or eczema. What most people do not realize though is that sugar can actually make your skin age faster. Sugar creates harmful molecules called “AGEs”, that damage collagen and elastin in your skin, that play a huge role in keeping your skin firm and youthful.
Now we are not saying too completely cut sugar out of your life, because let’s be real that is just not sustainable. However there are many ways to minimize your daily sugar intake!
-Avoid white sugar as often as you can.
-Swap out soda for a fruit infused water. If you love the bubbles opt for a LaCroix. (Grapefruit is our fave)
-Avoid sugary coffee. Upgrade a boring black coffee with honey, or cinnamon. Perfect for fall.
-When baking replace the sugar with equal amount unsweetened apple sauce. You won’t be able to tell the difference!
-Cut back on sauces and dressings that are high in sugar, and make your own using fresh fruits, or spices.
-When craving something sweet go for something naturally sweet! Our personal fave is a pitted date with nut butter, and a few dark chocolate chips. Life changing.
These small changes can play a huge impact on your skin, and overall health!