As Christmas approaches, we cannot wait to eat holiday sweets and treats but you may want to limit your sugar intake this holiday season. Did you know eating too many sweets can lead to dry skin? Sugar is known to break down collagen and elastin, which leads to our skin to start looking wrinkly, dull, and dry quickly. Eating an excessive amount of sugar also can lead to breakouts, not a great way to start the year. This is why we should watch and limit the amount of sugar we eat during the holidays.
It's hard to say "no" to Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, and sweet eggnog but unfortunately, these sweet treats can negatively impact your skin. Enjoy them in moderation to avoid dry, dull skin. If you have serious flare-ups when eating sugar or certain food, make sure to have your dependable moisturizer with you.
We know the kids love baking delicious cookies and gingerbread houses with loads of candy decorations, but there are other ways to have fun holiday desserts.
Here are different types of treats to try during the holidays!
Shortbreads: We love a simple yet delicious cookie. Shortbreads are simple to make, and you can even make them keto-friendly for extra health benefits. Try this recipe with no refined sugar and no butter.
Oatmeal or Vegan Cookies: The kids love decorating their cookies with frosting and overloading them with sprinkles or chocolate. If you don't want to get rid of cookies in this holiday diet, try these healthier alternatives. Test out this recipe!
Apple Fritters: We love a warm dessert topped off with vanilla ice cream. Something about cinnamon and warm apple brings us such a holiday. Try Apple Fritters with vanilla ice cream instead of a chocolate pie or cheesecake. Check out this recipe.
Hope everyone has a happy holiday season! Keep your skin feeling healthy and hydrated.