Glycation has become a huge buzz in the skin care industry. It is important to become aware of it and to know how it affects your skin. Everything we put in our body shows on the outside; it can be a very good thing or a very bad thing.
So what exactly is Glycation? Glycation is when a protien molecule connects to a sugar molecule. After they bind together they become AGE’S, Advanced Glycation End-Product. Your body does not naturally adapt to AGE’s and this causes inflammation in the skin. The production of AGE’S disrupts the collagen and elastin production. This causes wrinkling in the skin, and a compromised barrier function.
To ensure the health of our skin, we must limit the amount of sugars and carbohydrates we consume.