Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lifestyle and Skin Aging Links

Lifestyle and Skin Aging Links

Delaying the signs of aging is a universal and understandable desire which is why the research aimed to uncover the underlying causes and factors that influence premature aging is constantly being done. Although progress has been made, it often seems that the fountain of youth is still to be found. However, understanding the possible links between our daily actions and the way our skin looks can help us delay premature aging and stay healthier. Here are some less known factors that might influence aging:

Sugar
Sugary treats have really gotten a bad rep being correlated with a myriad of serious health conditions. Well, it appears that our skin also suffers the consequences of overindulging in sweet delicacies. It appears that while sugar is digested, it bonds with protein molecules, reacting with molecules that are essential for a healthy, firm skin such as collagen and elastin in a process called glycation.

As a result, collagen fibers harden, leading to a loss of skin

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