Sweet Skin Survival Guide: 5 ways to avoid post chocolate inflammation this Easter.
Heading for a chocolate overload?... don’t worry, we’ve got you babe. Here are 5 ways you can enjoy your Easter haul without the sugar rush affecting your skin!
What does sugar do to your skin?
Sugar damages your skin through a natural process called glycation. When our bodies are overloaded with sugar that is not metabolized properly, the sugar molecules in our blood stream attach themselves to proteins and produce harmful free radicals called AGEs (Advanced Glycation End products).
When we eat a high sugar diet, accumulated AGEs cause the skin’s collagen and elastin fibres to become stiff, dry and brittle, debilitating them from effectively contributing to the skin’s metabolic process, leaving your skin feeling sluggish, inflamed and causing cross-hatched lines and wrinkles to appear on the surface of the skin.
5 ways to sugar proof your skin:
1: Stock up on your Vitamins & Peptides
Adding Vitamin B3 and Multi-Peptide Serum to your skincare routine will support your skin's metabolic process by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, maintaining hydration levels and calming the inflammation that leads to skin sensitivity and breakouts.
2: Stay Hydrated
We all know that drinking plenty of water is the best way to flush toxins and keep our bodies hydrated, but this may all be for nothing if our skin’s protective barrier (called the Acid Mantle) is impaired through the effects of glycation. An impaired barrier allows water to escape at the surface, causing the skin to become dehydrated. TEDWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss) can be controlled by using skin care that will not only boost and replenish hydration at the surface but also locks it into place.
ASI’s Pure Hydration Concentrate and R3 Relieve, Repair and Restore cream work in tandem to deliver the skin with pure Hyaluronic Acid hydration while restorative vitamin C and anti-inflammatory calendula, macadamia and avocado oils wrap the skin in a protective sheath that keeps hydration in and irritating pollutants out.
3: Boost Your NAD
NAD+ (Nicotinamide adenine nucleotide - derived from vitamin B3) is a coenzyme naturally produced by every cell of the human body. A significant contributor to a wide range of cellular functions, NAD is essential for converting the food we eat into energy that fuels our body’s cells and helps maintain our metabolism, cognitive function and support the immune system.
This quick and easy procedure is administered as a IM shot by the specially trained RN Cosmetic Nurses at Brazilian Beauty. Simply book in for a complimentary consultation to find out more about how an NAD IM shot can help you look and feel like the best version of you.
4: Reset your skin cells with LED
Press, pause, rewind and reset on your skin cells with LED Light Therapy. A pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment that helps treat acne breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and post inflammatory issues such as reactive sensitivity and rosacea. Team LED up with your favourite Brazilian Beauty facial, such as their 6 Step HydraFacial or 20% Vitamin C Beauty Booster for a completely customised skin reboot.
5: Choose your chocolate wisely
Rather than picking milk chocolate or white chocolate eggs filled with sugar and fat, you can opt to buy chocolate with higher cocoa content. Pure, dark chocolate and cacao are rich in antioxidants, which are beneficial to your skin and overall health. Just 100g of dark chocolate with 70%-85% cocoa contains significant iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and selenium as well as the fiber… but keep your consumption moderate!