In short, the answer is no; your advent calendar won’t inherently give you spots. So it’s not something to worry too much about during the festive season. But as usual, everything is just fine as long as it’s in moderation. We are what we eat, so naturally, if we eat an unhealthy or healthy diet, this will impact our skin. A diet lacking in variation and the proper vitamins can leave your skin feeling worse for wear. The best food for glowing skin is fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, such as oranges, pumpkin, broccoli, spinach, etc.
Naturally, over the festive season, your sugar intake (most likely from Chocolate!) will increase - and so what? Life is too short. However, excess sugar can lead to the over secretion of oils, leading to blocked pores, bumps, and blemishes. For some, it’s the impact of dairy rather than sugar. Dairy products have been found to cause hormone imbalances in your skin, making some more prone to blemishes and breakouts.
Will chocolate give you spots? No, but overdoing it on the sugar may lead to blocked pores or aggravate existing skin conditions like acne or eczema. Your skin evolves with you and your lifestyle. As long as you understand it, that's what matters. It's time to accept our skin fluctuations and know how to respond. So don't panic!
Feeling Festive But Stressed?
If you have been experiencing more breakouts at the moment, this may well be due to stress. Remember, December is a busy time, life gets super hectic, and sometimes our skin suffers. Anxiety and stress lead to excess oil production due to hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol being released. Lack of sleep can cause a dull, tired complexion and trigger existing acne conditions. The best spot treatment sometimes comes down to what is going on inside and making healthy changes.
If your skin is in need of some emergency TLC, our Skin SOS Trio may just be the saviour you have been searching high and low for. It includes the Power TonIQ™ Anti-Blemish Essence, the best spot treatment small enough to fit in your makeup bag.
Like we said, your skin will change over time depending on your lifestyle; fluctuations and imperfections are normal. The beauty is in having a deeper understanding of what it needs! Taking our Skin Diagnostic is an excellent place to start.
Author: Sara Poidevin - Hill