written and illustrated by Annette Tobia, Ph.D., founder and president of Dynamis Therapeutics, Inc.
• Excess sugar molecules bind to protein, forming advanced glycation end products (AGEs).
• In young skin, collagen and elastin are organized, flexible, and resilient.
• In mature skin, AGEs bind to collagen and elastin, causing accelerated skin aging.
• The average adult consumes 20 teaspoons of added sugar per day. The American Heart Association recommends nine teaspoons of added sugar per day.
• Clients can stop the cycle of glycation by reversing the damage through the use of skin care products that contain sugar-inhibiting ingredients.