We all know that sugar and its many forms (high fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, etc.) have a negative effect on our blood sugar level as well as our weight. Not many people know that
sugar can also accelerate the aging process and cause wrinkles.
Through the process of glycation, the sugar in your blood stream attaches to proteins to form new harmful molecules known as advanced glycation end products (or AGEs for short). As AGEs accumulate they damage the adjacent proteins like collagen and elastin, which keep skin firm and elastic. Once damaged, springy and resilient collagen and elastin become dry and brittle, leading to wrinkles and sagging.
It is also important to avoid any processed foods and especially the ones containing hydrogenated oils as they will also contribute to wrinkle formation. Poor nutrition can also lead to nutritional deficiencies which will cause the skin to lose the suppleness and become dry, causing wrinkles.
If you want to avoid wrinkles, you must know that there are some vitamins and minerals that your body needs. If you lack some of those vitamins in your diet then you may find yourself with more wrinkles and skin
problems. The most common vitamins that are needed for your skin care is: A, C, D, E, and K. The minerals your skin needs are: Zinc, Selenium and Copper. These can all be provided through a healthy diet full of fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables, some nuts and seeds and avocados.
Keep in mind that smoking will also greatly contribute to many health and skin problems including wrinkles. It is commonly perceived that sun causes wrinkles, which is not true. Daily sun exposure stimulates vitamin D production which will improve not only our skin, but our overall health. If you consume an unhealthy diet which causes the accumulation of AGEs and damages your collagen and elastin, don’t blame the sun. Your skin’s collagen and elastin is already damaged and therefore more vulnerable to sun’s rays. It’s never too late to improve your diet and provide your skin with all the necessary nutrients.
There are also some natural topical remedies that can help protect the skin and support healthy collagen production. Here is a simple home remedy that you can make at home. This remedy will help you with the wrinkles you already have and it will also prevent the formation of new ones. This home remedy is also great for men as well. What you need:
● 1 small bowl
● 3 vitamin E capsules.
● 1/2 tsp. honey.
● 1/2 tsp. lemon juice.
● 2 tsps. plain yogurt.
● 1 cotton ball
In the small bowl empty the 3 Vitamin E capsules. Add to it the honey, lemon juice and the plain yogurt. Use a cotton ball and apply the mixture on your face. After 10-15 minutes with the cream on your face, wash and rinse.
Today, people are more aware of the natural ways to prevent wrinkles and skin problems, and that a healthy diet is very important. There are many natural wrinkle remedies on this website that you may want to incorporate in your daily routine.