Grab a coffee and take a seat for today; we’re walking through this blog, shedding light on different kinds of wrinkles, and …WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW that not every wrinkle is created equal…
Many women are not aware that there is a distinction between the appearing lines showing and the various causes and think when lines and wrinkles appear, it is a normal part of the aging process — part of life. Yes, generally it is. BUT, It is vital to understand when you search for answers to care for age management, learn what different types of wrinkles we have, how they happened, and perform an advanced skin analysis that goes extensively over nutrition, lifestyle, genetics, etc.
But before we delve deeper into the subject, you need to know what glycation is.
GLYCATION is protein fibers that become stiff and malformed; they show up on the skin’s surface as wrinkles, sagginess, and a loss of radiance.
Unfortunately, it is NOT reversible. So prevention is better than a cure. It’s an aging reaction of naturally occurring sugars with dermal proteins. Think of when you roast a marshmallow over a bonfire. A stiffening of proteins is happening and decreases the suppleness of the dermis. In the skin, this is happening gradually over time.
Certain foods, such as animal foods, tend to be higher in AGEs. (advanced glycation end-products) These include meat (especially red meat), certain cheeses, fried eggs, butter, cream cheese, margarine, mayonnaise, oils, and nuts. As you age, these AGE’s accumulate quickly and will be created when certain foods are cooked at high temperatures.
Particular cooking methods may make food taste, smell, and look good, but they also may raise your intake of AGEs to potentially harmful levels.
Something you might not know is that inflammation is linked to a high glycemic index. This is because too much sugar can lead to visible capillaries, glycation, dark circles, puffy eyes, and an increase in inflammation can be seen in sensitive skins and rosacea. And I haven’t even mentioned stress yet …
So how do we fight glycation!? Well, sadly, there is no silver bullet. Collagen and elastin are vital for smooth, youthful, and wrinkle-free skin. So my tips for you…
- PRIORITIZE YOUR SKIN-SIDE OUT HEALTH, STOP THINKING AND START DOING. WE ALL KNOW THE QUOTE; YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT because the telling factor is your skin!
- Glycation is inflammatory, so seek anti-inflammatory foods.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an abundance of skincare products and treatments out there that can help you with glycation. Because you now know, cosmetics and medicines aren’t very effective for this concern. Suppose you are familiar with collagen induction therapy or medical microneedling. In that case, you might think this is the answer to be wrinkle-free. Still, unfortunately, according to Dr. L Setterfield, he quotes, “KNOWN THAT WRINKLES ARE FORMED DUE TO THE DEGRADATION OF UV ARE DIFFERENT THEN THOSE FORMED FROM GLYCATION, SO PHOTO AGEING IS DIFFERENT THEN GLYCATION.”
Wrinkles may worsen on clients prone to glycation but no contraindication. Glycation is due to abnormal cross-linking of collagen; therefore, the more new collagen produced via micro-needling – the more cross-linking and the worse the appearance. Now you know why it is essential to know which kind of wrinkles you have; this way, you can treat them to improve them rather than make them appear worse.
So you can appreciate that EXPERT ADVICE is recommended.
Here are some tips that YOU can quickly implement yourself:
- LOOK FOR SUPERFOODS such as antioxidants natural plant phenols can reduce the adverse health effects of AGEs, so choose dark leafy greens and fruits. One of these is the compound curcumin, which is found in turmeric. Resveratrol, which can be found in the skins of dark fruits like grapes, blueberries, and raspberries, may likewise help.
- WATCH OUT FOR HIDDEN SUGARS!
- Cook differently, raw foods.
- Minimize and balance food groups
- REDUCE OR AVOID FOLLOWING: sugars, alcohol, refined and processed carbs,
Little steps towards a healthier lifestyle make it realistic and doable.
It might not be the answer you are after, but PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A CURE + Talk to an expert and get to know what state your skin is at. You’ll raise the right questions to eliminate the guesswork. And get honest and realistic plans to best manage your skin for YOU!