Thursday, January 2, 2014

Glycation Skin Care Products

Aging is a hot topic and advanced glycation end products ( A.G.E.s ) have received enormous attention as a result . Aging is defined as " the progressive accumulation of damage over time leading to disturbed function on the cellular ,tissue and organ level. One of the main causes of aging is defined as the process of glycation , which is the excess of glucose molecules binding to collagen and elastin fibers promoting the formation of A.G.E.s that lead to severe wrinkling. Basically collagen and elastin fibers become rigid .
Sun exposure, smoking and diet are aggravating factors of skin aging as well. The external signs of the aging process start manifesting between the ages of 30 or 35 due to increasing lack of resources to ward off damage and less of the body's ability to produce collagen. A tell tale sign of glycation is the yellowing of skin seen prematurely in smokers, because smoking reduces antioxidants which utilizes the smoker's natural vitamin C and E trying to manage the oxidation.
OUCH!
While glycation cannot be completely stopped, it may be slowed down. Even though all carbs are converted into sugar , eat the good carbs....there is less glucose production. The renowned dermatologist Dr. Brandt recommends taking carnosine, a supplemental amino acid shown to protect against AGE buildup. The miraculous green tea topically or orally has been proven to interfere with the glycation process while stimulating collagen synthesis.
As well as green tea, Phloretin, and blueberry extract aids in delaying the process of advanced glycation end products. So sip away and slather on Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter.
I'm sold.
Cheers, Miss Violet

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