So here's a fun fact you likely did not know -
Sugar Causes Wrinkles!
COME ON! Can't a girl get a break here?! Let me get this straight - God gives us a "cycle" which causes crazy cravings only to find out it is bad for our health (which we have known for a long time), bad for our teeth, and NOW bad for our skin! Cruel!
Apparently sugar attaches to proteins in our bodies which form harmful new molecules - AGE'S (advanced glycation end products), they then damage our collagen and elastin. What are we to do? Well, there is the obvious - we stop eating sugar. However, that is not at all as easy as it sounds. Even sugar in fruit, grains and vegetables count - making avoiding sugar extremely difficult. However, added sugars and foods containing high sugar content (especially sodas and fruit juices) are the worst enemies.
Another solution (which I believe goes hand in hand with the first), is to increase our anti-oxidant intake as well as use skin care products which help to combat these AGE's. Make sure you are getting your B1 and B6 daily requirements , Vitamin C and as well as green tea. As for skin care, products containing Retinol, Vitamin C and E and other combative ingredients will help. Our very own Dr. Schrammek Time Control line has Carnosine - a peptide which encapsulates the sugar molecules deeming them harmless to our collagen/elastin fibres. Yay! Like a super hero to the rescue! This new line also has Matrixyl 3000, which repairs damage and Milk Thistle which is a powerful anti-oxidant.
For more tips on how to Fight those evil sugar molecules follow this link.