Cutting back on sugar will greatly improve your skin condition. Try to eat more healthy and wisely. Choose healthy grains over fast-food.
Munch on fruits and vegetables rather than donuts, pizzas, and fries. Try switching to natural sweets to get your sugar-kick. Or, try honey as a sweetener (-still in moderation!) instead.
You may also use a natural sweetener, like Stevia, on your desserts.
There are also studies that suggest that herbal products can prove beneficial in stopping and reversing glycation damage to the body. A flavonoid called quercetin, is mainly found in red wine, green tea, berries, and apples.
Quercetin has anti-glycation properties that might help stop tissue damage, reduce swelling, kill cancer cells, and control blood glucose levels. Get quercetin supplements if you can.
Getting ample exercise will help tons too! It stimulates endorphins and serotonin production for a better mood and happier disposition. Exercise also regulates your body's ability to use sugar or glucose so it will also curb the negative effects of glycation.
Have plenty of rest. Having a good night’s rest makes a difference in your skin.
To address your specific skin concern, you may want to revamp your skincare routine.
- Use facial wash fit for your skin type. If you have oily skin, use a foam cleanser. If you have dry skin, use a cream-based cleanser. Look for cleansers with salicylic acid to address acne or pimple problems.
- Use clay masks to reduce oiliness. These are proven effective in absorbing excess oil and helps draw out skin impurities.
- Invest in LED light therapy devices. BlueMD is a superb tool in combatting acne and continuous use will help curb oiliness. RejuvaliteMD is also a great tool in preventing inflammation, aids in collagen production, and helps combat early signs of aging.
Hopefully, we have shed a new light on your skincare problems. We know it is difficult to remove sugar from your diet but at least now, you can make a conscious effort to avoid it if you can.