How Easter Foods May Affect Your Skin

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Woman and child with Easter eggs

One thing that can be easy to forget when we’re planning out our meals is that what we put into our body has an effect on our skin. This means we feel the effects of the food inside and—depending on our skin and what we’ve eaten—could see the effects on the outside as well. For many of us, Easter involves almost the same process every year: brunch, dinner, and Easter baskets filled with treats in between. With Easter fast approaching, let’s talk about some of the ways the Easter foods we know and love might affect our skin.

It Could Get You Started with Healthy Skin
Many end up with a plethora of hard boiled eggs once Easter is over thanks to the tradition of coloring eggs, and they’re packed with a lot of goodies, such as antioxidants, that are great for your skin and body overall. If you’re going to end up having to eat all the leftover eggs, you may come to find that you like the way they help you to look and feel in the long run.

Your Skin Might Break Out
So. much. sugar. You can’t walk into any grocery store around Easter and not see whole aisles devoted to jelly beans, marshmallows in Easter shapes, chocolate, and various other treats that are going to make their way into Easter baskets. Eating one or two small pieces likely won’t do much, but eating more might be a different story. It depends on your particular skin and how much sugar you’re eating. Excess sugar may lead to dark circles under the eyes, dull-looking skin, acne breakouts, flare-ups of existing skin conditions such as rosacea, and more.

woman feeling bloated

You Might Get Bloated
Feeling bloated isn’t exactly pleasant, and eating some of the salty Easter foods, such as ham and mashed potatoes with cheese, could leave you feeling exactly that way. You may not feel very bloated if you have a little, but if you have a big portion and/or you eat leftovers for days after, you may notice that you’re looking and feeling bloated and uncomfortable.

Your Skin Could Look Dull and Dehydrated
So alcohol obviously isn’t food, but it is typically part of Easter brunch, and it’s also what could cause your skin to appear dull and dry the following day. The more sugary the drinks and the more you have, the worse it’s likely to be.

We’re not saying all the aforementioned to scare you away from eating all the delicious foods at Easter, and besides, everyone’s skin is different and therefore will react differently. However, it’s important to understand that what you eat and the amount of it—especially if there are several days after Easter that are filled with eating sweets and leftovers—could have an effect on how your skin looks and feels. One way to help prevent an issue is to load up on healthy appetizers such as vegetables, and whatever you do eat, try to have it in moderation. Your skin will thank you for it, and as an added bonus, you’re also less likely to feel sluggish throughout the next day, and Mondays are hard enough already.

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