What exactly is glycation?
Glycation crystallizes and hardens our supporting tissues to the point where they start to crumble. This is one reason why our skin becomes less supple, whilst losing elasticity and tone. On a surface level, our skin dries out and wrinkles appear.
How can you protect your skin?
The good news is that there a lots of anti-glycation active ingredients available –
• Carnosine is a great anti-ageing tool that acts a decoy. Rather than sticking to collagen or elastin fibres, sugars will cling to carnosine, which is then naturally expelled by the body.
• Aminoguanidine lowers blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity. It helps glycation-causing sugars to stick to insulin rather than proteins, in order to prevent their destruction.
• Vitamine B1 accelerates cellular processes, meaning sugars don't have the time to stick to fibres. You'll find vitamin B1 in red meat, bread, cereals and rice.
So a big thumbs up to these dermis-saving active ingredients that keep our skin supple and elastic. Simple, effective ways to protect our skin and keep our youthful looks!
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