There’s no denying that sugar ages your skin. Countless studies have shown that sugar causes premature aging of the skin. When the collagen and elasting, he support structure of your skin, break down from free-radical exposure like that caused by the sun, your skin cells can repair themselves.
However, when sugar gets into your skin, its componets cause amino acids to cross-link. These cross-links interrupt the repair mechanism, and you’re left with premature wrinkles.
Dr. William Danby, a dermatologist with Darmouth Medical School, says sugar is the enemy to healthy skin.
To slow-down cross-linking, avoid sugary drinks, processed foods, and instead of sugar use cinnamon, cloves, oregano, ginger and garlic.
Marie Claire – July 2012