If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you probably have a good idea of what causes it to flare up and what might make it worse. For me, my eczema always starts to develop during the fall, when the temperatures start to drop and my skin gets drier and loses moisture. For Kristen Bell, her eczema shows up after she’s indulged in sugar.
While sitting down with Tim Kash on the set of The IMDb Show, Bell opened up about her allergy to sugar. Kash asked Bell about the accuracy of a previous quote included on Bell’s IMDB page, which said that Bell “has dessert after every meal, even breakfast.” Bell laughed and noted that although the quote was accurate before she turned 35, she’s slowly realized that she might actually have a sugar allergy and eating dessert all the time became less enticing.
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When she eats sugary foods, Bell begins to notice a breakout the next morning. “When I eat a bowl of ice cream or something…I call them ‘the sugar shakes,’ because…all night…I’m like trying to metabolize it out or I’m itching and wake up and am like, ‘Oh cool! A really sexy patch of eczema!’”
Skipping out on sugar sounds tough, and I give major props to Bell for cutting out the most delicious food group there is. But itch-free, healthy skin? There’s nothing sweeter than that.