The skincare you need if you ate too much Halloween candy
The skin effects of what we eat have long been a topic of debate. Fried foods, chocolate and dairy have all been linked to acne—although many dermatologists refute these myths because of a lack of evidence. But one food that’s been proven to take a toll on the skin is sugar, and all that Halloween candy you may have laying around from last night can actually make you look older.
See, elevated blood sugar prompts a process called glycation within the skin, and when excess sugar molecules attach to your precious collagen and elastin, these supportive proteins lose their ability to function properly. Without a strong, flexible network of collagen and elastin supporting the skin, it becomes more likely to develop wrinkles and lose its youthful plumpness.
Ironically, the main culprits in glycation-induced aging are called A.G.E.s (advanced glycation end-products), but SkinCeuticals has figured out a way to stop them. A.G.E. Interrupter and A.G.E. Eye Complex are formulated to improve visible signs of aging—and wrinkles—associated with glycation by reinforcing the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
These high-tech formulas are no joke, and they both feature a complex of synergistic flavonoid antioxidants and peptides, blueberry extract that throws a wrench in the glycation process and Proxylane to help plump the skin from within. (The eye cream also contains optical diffusing pigments to instantly brighten and make dark circles less noticeable.)
So before you eye your kid’s bucket of candy, ask yourself if that Reese’s peanut butter cup is worth it—and if it is, offset the sugar rush with these powerful skincare products.