Stop the Sugar, Stop the Wrinkles!
I found this great article on www.myfitnesspal.com. I love taking my NeoCell Collagen daily, but learning how our bodies respond to sugar and the affects it has even on our skin and appearance, it is more of a reminder to keep it out of my daily diet.
A lifetime of eating too much added sugar can make skin dull and wrinkled. This is due to a process called glycation, where the sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins to form advanced glycation end products (AGEs— an appropriate name for what they do!). AGEs damage collagen and elastin, the protein fibers that keep skin firm and elastic, and that damage leads to skin wrinkles and sagging. They also deactivate your body’s natural antioxidant enzymes, leaving you more vulnerable to sun damage. “In this case, you truly are what you eat—it shows on your skin,”