Hi Precious Pies, hope this Saturday is deliciously decadent with well earned breaks all round. Its been all go around here with early morning kids soccer prep, washing done before it rains – again; dogs walked – check, a few other chores and soon off to my gorgeous in-laws for lunch – LG:)!
We wanted to have a quick chat before we go lunching though about something that is and has been a hot topic for a while now – sugar! Am sure most of you are aware of the negative effect it can have on so many areas of the body – but did you know it’s also very damaging to the skin? And we are all about Skin here at Skinvigor8 – go figure!
One of the main ways sugar ruins your skin is it causes inflammation in the body. Sugar is highly acidic, and while all acidic foods can cause inflammation to some degree, sugar is one of the worst. How so? Sugar causes a rise in blood sugar levels that surge and plummet, which leads to inflammation. Any sign of inflammation in the skin will cause breakouts, and can cause your skin to age before it’s time. Don’t get us wrong – it is not quite ‘satan’s bottom’ bad (blackadder fans anywhere?) but very small doses is the way to go – and if you’re going to indulge, try to use for example good quality honey, agave, or maple syrup rather than refined sugars. Your skin – and your organs will love you for it!
Happy August btw:) xx