Your Skin on Sugar
It's no surprise that overdoing it on the chocolate cake can make you pack on the pounds, but did you know it can also give you wrinkles? Through a process known as glycation, sugar destroys your skin. Here's what you can do about it
Serums to Combat the DamageUnless you've got superhuman powers, you're not going to give up sugar entirely. Which is why you may want to consider adding a glycation-fighting skin care product to your regimen. There are a number of serums available that use various ingredients to ward off sugar molecules -- and they can be applied underneath your regular moisturizer both in the morning and at night.
Dr. Brandt Skin Care Collagen Booster, $75, contains carnosine (the same protein builder Brandt recommends as a dietary supplement), as well as Alistin, a molecule that keeps collagen fibers from getting brittle when exposed to free radicals. And L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Serum, $70, fights glycation with the Immortelle flower. This natural ingredient focuses on protecting, repairing, and building collagen.
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