Indulging in boba teas and desserts may satisfy your sweet tooth, but it can take a toll on your skin. Here’s the not-so-sweet truth about sugar: it accelerates the ageing process, making you look much older than you are!
You are probably consuming a lot more sugar than you realise. Added sugar lurks in many packaged and processed foods, including breakfast cereals, condiments, trail mix, yogurt and protein bars. Not only that, the staple food you consume every day, such as rice, bread and noodles, are also converted to sugar in your body!
How does sugar damage your skin?
Too much sugar can age your skin through a process called glycation. Sugar binds with collagen and elastin, the two vital proteins which make your skin supple and elastic. This produces advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which weaken the skin’s structure, resulting in visible signs of ageing.
AGEs generate high levels of free radicals which further aggravate skin ageing and increase glycation, leading to a vicious self-perpetuating cycle.
Reverse ageing with resveratrol
You cannot turn back the hands of time, but the good news is that you can delay ageing and reverse some of its ravages, to keep looking your best.
While it is impossible to totally cut out sugar from your diet, managing the glycation process in your body is the best way to go. Sugar-proof your skin with the anti-glycation agent: resveratrol.
Notably found in Japanese knotweed, resveratrol is a phytonutrient naturally synthesised as a defensive response to external aggressors. It has been scientifically proven to exert anti-ageing effects at both physical and cellular levels.
The results? Rejuvenated, youthful skin your future self will thank you for!
How does resveratrol work?
by reducing sugar release in the blood
Inhibits formation of AGEs
to halt the breakdown of collagen
Scavenges free radicals
through its potent antioxidant properties