Sugar Can Cause Wrinkles - Skin By Dr. Drew Karp

Sugar Can Cause Wrinkles

Did you know that experts believe that overeating sugar makes your skin dull and wrinkled?

The process is called glycation, in which the sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products (or, appropriately, AGEs for short). The more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you develop. As AGEs accumulate, they damage adjacent proteins in a domino-like fashion.  Most vulnerable to damage: collagen and elastin, the protein fibers that keep skin firm and elastic. In fact,Since collagen is the most prevalent protein in the body, once it is damaged, collagen and elastin become dry and brittle, leading to wrinkles and sagging. These aging effects start at about age 35 and increase rapidly after that, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Good news! It’s never too late to turn back the clock. The supplement, SKIN By Dr Drew Karp, works to build new collagen from the inside out.Here, five steps to eat right and keep your skin looking its youngest:1. Cut back on the sweet stuff in your diet.

2. Watch for hidden sugar in food.

3. Avoid high fructose corn syrup.

4.Some research says to supplement your diet with at least 1 mg of vitamins B1 and B6 a day.

5.Wear broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every day.
Significantly more AGEs occur in sun-exposed skin than in protected skin, according to the British Journal of Dermatology study.

6. Employ an inside-outside approach to antioxidants.
These free-radical fighters help keep sugar from attaching to proteins, so replenishing their supply—both by eating more antioxidant-rich fruits, nuts, and vegetables seems to be the best way to ensure that they reach the dermal layer of skin, where collagen and elastin are located.

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