Hold the sugar! Your sweet tooth may make you age faster

Hold the sugar! Your sweet tooth may make you age faster

Can what you eat really change your skin? The short answer is yes! There is a link between sugar and aging, and an excess of glucose in the bloodstream may cause a bevy of skin issues including wrinkles, drying of the skin, and inflammation.

A high sugar diet produces a chemical reaction in the skin, that makes its surface more stiff and inflexible. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows a marked increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. CRP is one of the best measures of inflammation — and inflammation is bad news for acne-prone individuals. White foods and other simple carbohydrates are high Glycemic Index foods that increase blood sugar and may be the main culprit in acne too. This production causes a chemical reaction in the skin leading to premature aging making skin tougher and more wrinkled.

There is a solution …prevention. This is the top way to ensure beautiful looking skin for many years to come. Try a lifestyle high in antioxidant such as nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits like the Mediterranean diet. It is also important to use anti-aging products that maintain a healthy skin pH, have powerful concentrations of peptides and anti-inflammatory properties to prevent and can assist with skin-barrier repair.

When sugar is put on your skin instead of in your belly, it can be an incredible beauty aid. Enjoy this easy DIY home-made sugar face scrub to gently clean and remove dead skin.

Mix 1 tablespoon olive oil (or almond oil) with sugar and a few drops of Lifeline Skincare Refresh Polishing Gelée

Spread evenly and gently over damp face and neck with a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and towel dry. This will prep your skin for Lifeline Skincare products to absorb easier without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.