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Oh Sugar!

It's that funny time of year when the days get dark way too early and post Halloween candy still seems to be everywhere. Those charming Fall days have gone bye bye and holiday decorations are beginning to pop up everywhere. It’s an awkward time of the year… 

                

 
But what the heck does this have to do with your face you may be wondering well… the answer is a whole lot actually!

The consumption of those leftover Halloween treats still sitting by your front door and the oncoming barrage of candy canes won't just rot your teeth... Did you know that thesugar content in them can also wreak havoc on your face?

No not kidding! High glycemic foods such as Halloween candy causes something called glycation which is an express ticket to aging skin.

And here’s why:

  • When you eat sugar it attaches to proteins in your blood stream and forms ‘advanced glycation end’ products (AGEs). The proteins that are most susceptible to this process happen to be the very things that really affect your skin’s appearance and texture such as collagen and elastin (both of which are responsible for healthy connective tissue). Not the best news if you want supple looking skin.
  • Furthermore, sustained exposure to high glycemic foods not only damages your connective tissue but also creates chronic inflammation which can be a big contributing factor to skin conditions like acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.
                                                      

If you need a little extra help reversing the damage you’ve done to your skin The Serum may become your new best friend because it helps increase your ability to scavenge free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. And if you didn’t already know,The Putty is excellent at soothing red dry irritated skin exacerbated by re-circulated air and exposure to cold dry air. Together these 2 power house products are a great skin saver combination!

Wishing you healthy skin,

 

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