Still, nothing beats the memories of holiday shopping and traditions shared with others.
The holiday season can wreak havoc on your skin, causing your skin to look older, and more sallow. Here are 4 reasons why.
1. Our Diet - We all know the temptation to eat faster food, and more sugar is real during the holidays. At the salon I work at, we have sugary treats available every day between Thanksgiving and New Years Day! Oey, the temptation! Sugar is not only bad for your thighs, but bad for your skin!
Scientists from the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Unilever in the UK, measured the blood sugar levels of 600 men and women aged between 50 and 70.
They then showed photographs of these people to a board of 60 independent assessors and found that those with higher blood sugar looked older than those with lower blood sugar. In fact, for every 1mm/litre increase in blood sugar, the perceived age of that person rose by 5 months.
November is National Alzheimers Disease and Family Care Giver Awareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th most common cause of death in the United States. There is encouraging, growing scientific evidence that dietary choices can actually reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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One of my Aesthetician friends and I were talking today about the most misunderstood and often neglected aspect of a great skin care regime in women over 50-