Tis the season for many things. During the month of December it seems like there’s a jolly festivity happening every day! Festivities usually are accompanied by treats. Santa’s favorite treats are the cookies that all the boys and girls leave for him on Christmas Eve. What’s your favorite holiday treat?
Most holiday treats are sweet. While this is wonderful for your taste buds, all that sugar can have an adverse effect on your skin. Consuming excess amounts of sugar during the holidays can cause you to have some skin issues such as:
The reason for these adverse effects is because the sugar in the treats breaks down the collagen. Collagen is responsible for making your skin look plump, youthful and tight. Sugar also compromises your immune system, which weakens your skin’s ability to fight off the bacteria that clogs your pores. When this happens you may experience more blemishes. Sugar can also generate excess testosterone, which gives you oilier skin, enlarged pores, and a red, rough textured skin.
Therefore, avoid stealing Santa’s sugary treats this holiday season. Stick to foods that promote skin health and vitality.
If your skin issues extend beyond that of just avoiding sugary foods, consider contacting us to see if Bellafill, a non-surgical procedure, is right for you. This filler product is a unique formulation of two different fillers, which lasts up to 5 years in clinical trials. It will add volume to your face and much more. Contact our office to learn more about how Bellafill can help your skin.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.