Glycation Effects on the Skin

Glycation Effects on the Skin

The Rhoda Design Group approach to achieve healthy skin is based on scientific evidence that nutrition, exercise, and stress management makeup 80%, with nutrition being the biggest contributor.

Discipline to a a daily botanical skin care regimen of products developed to work synergistically provide 20% of what the skin requires to be healthy. Using skincare products from different companies may cause irritation and minimal effectiveness as the various skincare products are not tested to work together. 

Scientists have discovered that sugar has a damaging effect on our skin because it results in glycation. Glycation interrupts the natural skin renewal process by reducing the body’s ability to create collagen and damages the capillaries which prevents new nutrients from being delivered for skin cell production. This results in wrinkles, loss of firmness, inflammatory skin conditions, bags under the eyes and contributes to hyperpigmentation.

To reverse and prevent the damage of glycation, eat a healthy diet low in refined sugar and high in beans, greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and optimal hydration. Blueberries diminish inflammation markers which reduces skin aging and blocks damage from the sun. Pomegranates counteract age-related skin thinning. Beta-carotenoids found in carrots, sweet potatoes and kale can protect from UV radiation. All these food sources are powerful anti-oxidants which protect cells against free radicals damage.

The Benfotiamine supplement regulates blood sugar levels, is anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce the effects of cellular debris. Co-Q10 helps fuel repair and regeneration.

Exercise reduces the amount of sugar in the blood and helps to release toxins. 

The Rhoda Design Group botanical skincare regimen contains powerful anti-oxidants, peptides and vitamins to nourish, repair and protect the skin for a youthful vitality.

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