If you are anything like me, you are desperately searching for ideas to get rid of the Halloween candy so you don’t eat it all while the kiddos are at school! After a quick search, I found the perfect reason to get rid of it. As if we didn’t already know the harmful effects of sugar on our health……it also affects our faces! That’s right – our F.A.C.E.S
Apparently the same sugar that causes our enamel to erode and waistlines to expand causes our skin to look dull and more wrinkled. I am not kidding! This process – Glycation is the root of the problem! When sugar enters the bloodstream it attaches to proteins which form new molecules called….are you ready for this – Advanced Glycation End products or AGE’s for short! AGE, fitting huh? Anyway – these sugar coated proteins increase as the amount of sugar we consume┬áincreases and they damage the collagen and elastin below the skins surface causing a more wrinkled appearance. And to make matters worse, these AGE proteins float around causing the body’s antioxidants to be deactivated and possibly allow further free radical damage! So if you are stressed out (and what mom isn’t), have a poor diet or hang out in the sun – you are getting a double whammy! So out with the candy! Your face will love you for it!
If you are concerned your children will balk at losing all of that hard earned sweet stuff – I found the perfect trade off! Find a local dentist who will give cold hard cash in exchange for candy. They in turn donate the candy to troops stationed overseas! I love this option! EVERYONE wins – including my face! Want to find a dentist in your area willing to pay cash and donate? Click the image below: