Many of us enjoy indulging in sweet treats when we get moody or stressed. Chocolates, donuts, cake, ice cream, soda – you name it. These sugary delights can lift up anyone’s mood. Satisfying as they may seem, we are all aware that foods rich in sugar are not exactly good for our body. Aside from that, too much sugar in your body can actually lead to earlier onset of wrinkles and worsening of acne breakouts.
Yes, you read that right. High sugar levels can speed up the processes that promote skin aging. Sugar can also cause heightened inflammation which can aggravate acne breakouts and other skin concerns such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Excess levels of glucose, a form of sugar, are high, can trigger the onset of glycation. During glycation, glucose molecules attach to collagen and elastin proteins in the skin. Collagen and elastin are important components of the skin as these proteins maintain the integrity of the skin, keeping it firm and elastic. When the glucose molecules adhere to collagen and elastin, molecules known as advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are formed. AGEs cause collagen and elastin to become stiff. This results in reduced elasticity and firmness of the skin. Over time, the skin becomes weak and the levels of collagen and elastin drop. This ultimately results in the formation of wrinkles, which can make your skin dull and old-looking.
Another way by which sugar damages the skin is by inducing inflammation. When there are high levels of glucose in the blood, your glycemic index increases and this causes an increase in the level of insulin in your blood. When your insulin level is high, inflammation is activated. In the skin, this could cause flaring up of acne and worsening of other skin conditions.
Changing your diet or restricting yourself from eating sweet snacks could be a very difficult thing to do, close to impossible. But do not worry because new skin treatments can now reverse the skin damage caused by high sugar levels.
The SkinCeuticals skincare system is among the highly recommended facial treatments to revitalize your skin. The SkinCeuticals facial treatments are designed to improve skin integrity, reduce wrinkles, calm sensitive skin, and keep the skin looking bright and healthy.
The SkinCeuticals Glow Facial is a brightening facial treatment that is best in correcting dry and aging skin. This facial treatment is formulated with gel-based Hydrating B5 Masque, which contains high amounts of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. Hyaluronic acid is a substance in the skin that retains water to keep the skin moisturized. Adequate amounts of hyaluronic acid in the skin keeps the skin looking smooth and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is also known to speed up healing of acne. Vitamin B5 also promotes hydration and speeds up healing. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect which is beneficial to reverse the inflammation caused by high sugar levels in the blood.
The SkinCeuticals Glow Facial is also infused with Phloretin CF, an antioxidant formulation that protects the skin from aging. As you know, sugar promotes skin aging. Phloretin CF prevents skin aging by eliminating free radicals. With SkinCeuticals Glow Facial, you can have smooth, bright, and younger-looking skin.
The SkinCeuticals Purifying Facial is great for acne-prone skin that is worsened by high sugar levels. It controls acne-causing bacteria, reduces pore size, and promotes healing of acne scars. It also reduces redness of the skin due to inflammation.
The SkinCeuticals Calming Facial is best for people experiencing acne flare-ups. The PhytoCorrective Gel that is infused in this facial treatment is formulated with botanical extracts that relieve redness and inflammation of the skin. This facial also features the Hydrating B5 Gel which helps repair and rejuvenate damaged skin. Overall, the SkinCeuticals Calming Facial restores skin integrity to make it healthier than ever.