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Blah..blah..Ages the skin!!  Not on my watch!

We know very well having a sweet tooth can cause us our waistline.  But don’t you know too, that overeating sugar can make our skin dull and wrinkles!!.

When you’ve sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules call advanced glycation end products (or, AGEs for short).  The more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you develop.  And AGEs damage adjacent protein in a domino-like collagen and elastin.  The most vulnerable to keep skin firm and elastin.  Once collagen damaged and elastic become dry and brittle, leading to wrinkles and sagging.

Glycation-Graphic

This is healthy skin and older skin.  Younger skin got collagen more like grape.  Older skin got collagen more like raisins!!skin-aging-visual-representation-changes-over-lifetime-collagen-elastin-form-structure-dermis-making-tight-34993417

From  “the truth about looking young” national geographic BBC 2015 by Dr Rozina Ali

People with diabetes often show early signs of skin aging.

The good news is it’s never too late to turn back the clock.  We can rebuild collagen like changing our diets, use skin care with retinoids, always wear SPF and get facial regularly.

Cheers 😉

Jazz ❤

 

Fight free radicals

What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules.

Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction like dominoes.

What causes?

As we are aging and environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and herbicides can also spawn free radicals.

Normally, our body can handle free radicals, but if antioxidants are unavailable, or if the free-radical production becomes excessive, damage can occur

The effects.

Our skin will age faster with wrinkles to cause us to have different diseases!!!!.

We need foods rich with antioxidants for prevention such as liver, egg yolk, milk, butter, spinach, carrots, squash, broccoli, yams, tomato, cantaloupe, peaches and grains.

And always wear sun protection.