GLYCATION: Real Problem or Fantastic Marketing?
Quick Answer: REAL PROBLEM
Long Answer: BOTH!!
I have always said that naturopathic beauty borrows most therapies from the medical setting. In this instance, Diabetic Research helps us to better understand the biochemical effect of sugars, specifically in regards to skin integrity. What may seem to be too fantastic a coincidence for cosmetic marketing execs, the culprit molecule sugars create are known as “AGEs” or “Advanced Glycation End products”. Brilliant! Biochemistry and Marketing in perfect harmony.
“Glycation, also referred to as non-enzymatic glycosylation, is the chemical reaction of aldehydic groups of reducing sugars with free amino acid groups of proteins. Collagen, elastin, and fibronectin, the structural proteins of the skin, are all susceptible to glycation. The advanced glycation end products (AGEs) produced by this process result in changes to the mechanical properties of skin, discoloration, and loss of radiance.” (K.Dobos)
Slowing the effects of Glycation is a new, effective therapy for Age Management. A few skin care lines, those leading in research, have produced serums to address this issue. I’ve been using Rhonda Allison’s “AGEless Serum” once a day for about 6 weeks now. I admit, I’ve been a bit of a sugar junkie as of late, but I have seen a distinct improvement in my skin. The redness is diminished, hydration is up and clarity greatly improved.
Of course, diet is an even bigger component than topical care. It is important to reduce the amount of processed sugars in your diet. Moderate natural sources as well. Drink plenty of water to aid the elimination of sugar’s bi-products from the body.
Book an LED Express series today to jump start your AGEless regiment today! LED lights increase cellular function, repair damaged cells and increase product penetration. Not to mention, its extremely relaxing.