by Kristen|October 28, 2016
Whether you’re trick-or-treating or handing out candy, sugary treats are sure to tempt you this Halloween. We’re here to help you indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your skin!
Sugar and Your Skin
First, let’s talk about how sugar affects your skin. Through a process called glycation, sugar molecules attach to collagen and elastin proteins in the skin. This process produces advanced glycosylation end products, or AGEs for short. AGEs are free radicals that lead to inflammation and other signs of aging. You may not see the results right away, but snacking on candy bars and sugary treats leads to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Skin-Friendly Sweet Treats
There is a way to indulge this Halloween without taking it out on your skin! Here are three of our favorite ways to “treat” our skin this season.
With a delicious chocolate scent, this hydrating mask helps you satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about wrinkles down the road. Cocoa, macadamia, jojoba and almond oils deliver intense moisture to your skin. Chocolate without the calories – it’s the perfect pampering treat!
If you’re in the mood for a more classic treat, try this pumpkin mask. Made with pumpkin and papaya enzymes, this mask helps clear out the debris that clogs pores while balancing the skin’s oil production. This clarifying mask is also an excellent post-Halloween treatment if your skin feels congested after wearing costume makeup.
Soften your skin and indulge your senses with this whipped sugar scrub. Sugar cane crystals gently exfoliate while coconut and sweet almond oils deeply moisturize skin. You’ll love how this sweet body scrub leaves your skin looking soft, smooth and luminous.
How will you pamper your skin this Halloween? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LovelySkin!