Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin

Did you know that the average American consumes about 150 pounds of sugar each year? Sugar is in more foods that you think, and it’s also quite harmful to the skin! In fact, according to Annette Tobia, PhD, “Sugar kills skin. It can turn an ivory smooth complexion into a lunar surface of wrinkled, crepey, irritated skin. Sugar ages skin by directly causing the perfect trifecta of skin trouble: Glycation, Inflammation and Oxidative Stress.”

There is something to be said about the old adage “you are what you eat”. The good news is that there is something you can do to avoid the negative impact sugar has on your body – make sure you are eating sugar, and foods with hidden sugars in them, in moderation. Additionally, make sure you are also consulting with your provider to make sure you are using the right skincare products for your skin type.

To learn more about the sugar-skin aging connection, click the link below.

http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/physiology/Glycated-Sugar-Why-It-Kills-Skin-and-What-to-Do-About-It-285120991.html

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