How To Prevent Acne After Eating Sugar

May 12 2022

 

“Does acne cause sugar?” —us, to ourselves, the morning after devouring an entire bag of sour gummies. Well, the answer is, yes. But, we’ve got a few ways you can minimize those nasty effects of sugar on your acne! Let’s get into them:

 

TIP 1: EXCERCISE

To help avoid an insulin spike in your blood stream (which is what causes those pesky breakouts), try exercising after you’ve consumed excess sugar. Even if it’s just a light walk after dinner or a quick mid-day circuit, it’ll make a big impact on your skin!

 

TIP 2: PAIR IT WITH PROTEIN OR A FAT

Try pairing your sweet treat with a protein bar or spoonful of nut butter. This helps slow down your digestion and reduce that insulin spike that causes those unwanted breakouts.

 

TIP 3: HYDRATE

Be sure to keep up with your water! This will help dilute your blood sugar and cause you to flush out all of that excess sugar. Bonus: hydration keeps your skin glowy AF, too! 

 

TIP 4: KEEP UP WITH YOUR ROUTINE

Be sure you’re applying your Peace Out Acne Serum & Repairing Moisturizer nightly to prevent unwanted acne and keep your barrier in check. But, if you still wake up to a breakout after your sugar binge, pop on an Acne Dot! This will zap it 6 hours or less. 

 

TIP 5: GET BACK ON TRACK TOMORROW

Don’t stress if you had one-to-many scoops of ice cream last night— it will probably cause more harm than good! Just try to follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to sweets & processed foods. Get back on track tomorrow with an acne-friendly, low-sugar meal.

 

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