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Aging Skin: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

January 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Beauty Tips, Education, Skin Care

Aging skin and sugar– is there really a connection?  Yes, it’s true.  There are many not so sweet side effects of consuming too much sugar, and fine lines and wrinkles are just a few of them.

Most of you know that sugar is definitely not good for your figure, but more and more research shows that eating sugar and simple carbohydrates (white bread, white rice, potatoes, pasta) will also age your skin.  Eek!

Even though pasta, white break and potatoes are not made with sugar, your body breaks them down the say way, and they can have the same effects on your body that sugar does.  Sugar and simple carbs like pasta and white bread are quickly broken down by your body and cause your blood sugar levels to rise rapidly.  Then, sugar molecules (the bad guys) called ‘glucose’ attach themselves to the protein molecules (the good guys) in your body.

So how does this effect your skin???

The protein in your skin, collagen and elastin, are the elements that make your skin look young and resilient. When the sugar molecules bind to the protein molecules, it can cause a break down of collagen and elastin. The result: Loss of elasticity, wrinkles and sagging.

In some ways, the old saying rings very true; ‘We are what we eat’.  At some point, what you eat will eventually show on your face.  Meaning, over the years, the continuous breakdown of collagen and elastin by sugar molecules will age your skin.

The Solution?

You don’t have to swear off your favorite sweets forever. Just keep in mind the harmful effects of sugar and simple carbs on your skin and eat these types of food in moderation.  Your skin and your figure will thank you!

Do you have a beauty of skin care concern? Email me at info@valentinachistova.com for an answer.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for ABC Day Spa in Freehold.

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