Watching what you eat through the holiday season is vital not only for your waistline but also for your skin. Doctor Jennifer Walden, a well-known plastic surgeon has given some healthy alternatives to the tempting holiday treats that can ruin your skin. For instance, fruitcake is pact with a high content of sugar, also known as the glycemic index. When a snack or food falls under the high glycemic index, it will prematurely age your skin, causing sagging and wrinkles. You can substitute a fruitcake for a fresh fruit salad. A favorite holiday beverage such as alcohol causes your skin to look pale and dehydrated the following day. You can easily substitute this beverage with water. Another common food you can find around the holiday table is fried foods. Fried foods restrict your blood flow, causing your skin to become clogged which creates blackheads and flaky skin. You can substitute fried foods with probiotic drinks that promote your digestive process. And finally, an eating a high amount of breads that contain high sodium will cause you to have bags under your eyes. You can substitute high sodium breads with tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or different salads.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is an American Plastic Surgeon that grew up in Texas with a father that is a dentist and a mother that is a surgical nurse. Once Dr. Walden graduated from high school she obtained her undergraduate in Biology from the University of Texas. Dr. Walden then applied for her medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch and graduated as a salutatorian of her class. She then complete her residency in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
After she completed her fellowship, she stayed on at the Manhattan hospital. Her career has expanded in many different areas of her career and is now the founder of Jennifer L. Walden M.D., PLLC and Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC. Dr. Walden’s practice focuses on private plastic surgery and ambulatory surgery center located in Austin, Texas.