Halloween Candy Can Affect Your Skin Even After Trick or Treating is Over

Acne from Halloween candiesMANHATTAN AND NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – Now that Halloween has passed, your home may show signs that the scary celebration is over—the kids’ costumes are in the closet, the rotted pumpkin is set out at the curb for Monday’s trash collection and the candy bowl on the kitchen counter is empty. But even though the Halloween candy your kids collected is gone, it cannot be ignored because it is showing up on your face in the form of acne.

“It has long been debated whether sugar causes acne,” said Dr. Andrew Miller, a top plastic surgeon in New York. “It turns out, though, that sugar can be one of the main causes of those pesky pimples.”

Sugar raises your blood sugar levels and increases insulin, which stimulates the production of several acne-producing hormones and causes general inflammation. That is why the evidence of your long-gone Halloween candy has winded up on your skin.

In the future you will know to eat as little sugar as possible, but in the meantime you need a solution for clearing your complexion. There is no guarantee that over-the-counter acne products will get rid of your pimples, not to mention that many of them take weeks or months to produce noticeable results.

If you are looking for a treatment that insures fast results, you can turn to Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Miller of Allure Plastic Surgery. He offers an acne procedure that uses an Nd:YAG laser to dry up overactive oil glands and a glycolic acid peel that keeps pores clear to prevent future breakouts. This combination of treatments will reduce your acne and likely also prevent unwanted scarring.

Dr. Miller also offers a number of other skin-and-face-related cosmetic procedures in NYC, including facelifts, rhinoplasty, wrinkle removal and photofacials. Whether you desire a quick fix to a simpler problem, like acne, or want to permanently change the structure of your face, Dr. Miller is your plastic surgeon.