Do you know overeating sugar in a longer period of time NOT only risky to be obese but it also can make your skin dull and wrinkled? According to research done by Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, they discovered that not only teeth, heart health, diabetic and weight is affected by sugar, but it does speed up aging process to.
How does sugar affect the aging process of skin?
Glycation, a process where sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins and form a harmful new molecules called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE). AGE develop and accumulate causing the protein to become stiff and malformed, when this happen it is destroying with it the protein that keep the skin wrinkle-free called collagen and elastin.
Fredric Brandt, MD, a dermatologist describe that collagen in our skin has 3 types, I, II, and III and III being the most stable and longest lasting. glycation transform type III to type I making it more fragile and vulnerable to damage. Once damage, instead of being springy and flexible collagen and elastin, they turn to be stiff, inflexible, dull, dry and brittle leading to a wrinkle and sagging.
During glycation, it create inflammation that deactivate body’s natural antioxidant enzymes leaving your skin prone to the UV rays damage.
Karyn Grossman, MD, a dermatologist specify that diabetics patient are with 50 times more AGEs in their skin compare to a person who don’t have diabetes. Adding to that, it triggers high level of insulin that stimulate sebum production that tend to block pore causing acne.
Sugar by product – aging, begins to show from the age of 35 and increase with age, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Accumulation of AGE and the built-up sun damage, environment oxidative stress, hormonal changes they cause more destruction but the ability to repair the damage decline making the skin prematurely aged.
How to slow down aging process of skin?
Eating healthy would be a solution to slow down the glycation. According to Dr Wan Himratul Azliza Wan Harun, Consultant Physician at Tropicana Medical Centre we start by identify types of sugar source in our diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables and cut back sweet stuff and processed and prepackaged product in which are high in AGEs are recommended.
Combining a diet low in sugar with sunscreen daily provides added defense against wrinkle as it may reduce the AGEs that occur in sun-exposed skin. Sun protection is also vital for skin protection as over-exposed can break down the fibers in your skin causing it to wrinkles and premature aging.
Employing an inside approach to slow down formation of AGEs would be the most effective way to slow down the degradation of collagen, damage on elastin and messed up in skin cell function which basically leads to dull, wrinkled skin. With only 1 tsp daily, Vivix could improve cellular performance and inhibited the formation of damaging AGE proteins. this is possible as the key key ingredient in Shaklee Vivix has been scientifically proven to reduce AGEs formation at 10x more powerful then resveratrol alone.
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