Does sugar age your skin? YES! No surprise that sugar is bad for you, but most do not realize the negative effects it has on your skin. 🙅🏼🍭
So how does it age you? Sugar damages your collagen & elastic fibers, (the main components of youthful skin) then resulting in an aged appearance in the skin.
•••••THE SCIENCE: Sugar causes inflammation & affects your quality of collagen through the process of glycation. This process involves sugar converting into glucose in the bloodstream & creates the glycation reaction. The sugars then attach to proteins & form a molecule called Advanced Glycation End Products. This molecule then attaches to collagen & elastin & begins to break each of them down. The result: sagging of the skin & premature wrinkling.
Steps to Improve your Skin & Prevent "Sugar Face":
- Cut back on your daily sugar intake, swap your donuts & candy out for berries! Berries are high in antioxidants which will then help fight the free radicals that break down your collagen. Befriend the berries & unfriend high-fructose corn syrup - your worst enemy.
- Start using a Vitamin C serum in your daily skincare routine. Skin Script's Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum is an excellent option! This serum helps support the building & stimulation of healthy collagen & elastin fibers & fights the signs of aging. Using this serum regularly will strengthen, brighten, & lessen the appearance of wrinkles.