Got a sweet tooth? You’re not the only one.
For many of us, Easter is a time for chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, and, yep – more chocolate. However, with all this indulgence, unfortunately, comes unwanted blemishes and bad skin resulting from too many sugary treats.
Keep reading to learn how to avoid the aftereffects of the typical Easter food splurge.
Switch to Vegan Chocolate
You may notice that breakouts occur soon after munching on your favorite chocolate – this isn’t uncommon. However, there isn’t too much research to suggest that chocolate directly causes breakouts.
Saying that, our diet has a huge impact on our skin, especially when it comes to sugar, which we often consume a lot of during the Easter period. High amounts of sugar, cheese, and fried fatty foods can cause our skin to erupt. These foods can affect our insulin levels, stimulating sebum production and affecting our digestion, so we can’t detoxify our bodies properly.
We’re not saying you have to completely give up chocolate to save your skin this Easter. Try swapping your milk chocolate for natural or vegan chocolate.
Not only will your skin thank you for it, but the animals and environment will too.
Milk chocolate may taste delicious, but it’s packed with refined sugars and fat, and it’s extremely processed. While vegan chocolate isn’t the healthiest food on the planet either, it’s a lot better than milk chocolate. Vegan chocolate uses coconut sugar, which is less processed than cane sugar, plus it contains more minerals.
Cane sugar is also a rich source of insulin, delivering a lower GI index than traditional chocolate.
Try to opt for vegan chocolate this Easter, and make sure to enjoy plenty of veggies with your roast lunch, and you may notice the difference in your skin.
The most obvious skin tip of them all this Easter is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – as always.
Drinking plenty of water helps flush and remove all the toxins from your body. When we don’t gulp down enough water – especially when eating sugary foods – our skin can look duller with more prominent wrinkles and pores.
However, if you can’t manage to drink the recommended three liters a day (because who has time for that during the Easter festivities), there are ways to get that much-needed hydration from the outside in.
The Revision Hydrating Serum delivers oil-free moisture for all skin types using a fast-absorbing, ultra-light formula. The serum contains two kinds of hyaluronic acid plus a potent blend of powerful natural fruit extracts, antioxidants, and peptides.
You’ll find that the ultra-light formula absorbs into your skin instantly without leaving it feeling greasy and uncomfortable like many serums do. Gift your skin a smoother, fresher appearance while keeping it hydrated and moisturized.
Use a Toner
The Spring months mean we can finally lap up some vitamin D from the sun’s rays, but the extra heat can also mean excess sweat and oils cling to the skin.
Before stepping into a stuffy church or running around playing with the kids outside, use a toner to help close pores to stop dirt and bacteria from entering the skin and causing acne.
The PCA Skin Hydrating Toner keeps the skin fresh and evenly toned in the spring weather. The weightless, daily-use formula deeply hydrates the skin while providing antioxidant protection. Not only that, but it combats excess dirt, oil, and debris while hydrating, softening, and smoothing the skin.
Keep it Natural
We’ve all heard the saying less is more, so consider keeping the makeup natural this Easter. Avoid piling chemical-packed foundations on your skin. Thick and cakey foundations often mean the skin can’t breathe properly and your pores become blocked, leading to breakouts.
If you have a dull skin tone, an uneven complexion, or acne, you may feel more comfortable using a BB cream for a complexion that’s flawless and can breathe at the same time.
Remember – though it may be tempting to cover up any evidence of a sugar binge, your skin needs to breathe, and it’s worth letting it do so for the long-term. Heavy makeup will only clog your pores and irritate the skin even more.
Give your lovely complexion a much-needed break and rock the au-natural fresh-faced look whenever you feel comfortable.
Exercise is wonderful for our bodies in many ways – it even benefits the skin. By increasing blood flow, exercise nourishes skin cells and keeps them vibrant.
Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body and helps take away any waste products.
Think of a good workout as like cleansing your skin from the inside – which is exactly what you need before those Easter celebrations.
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