Sugar Rush: The Secret Skin Assassin! How Sugar Negatively Effects Your Skin

We sure like our sugar. After all, what's not to like? Let's face it - our favorite sugar-laden goodies are just flat out pleasing, comforting and of course delicious! 

With that being said, there's not a single one of us who doesn't know that sugar, especially in excess, is bad for us. It's terrible for our teeth, destroys our mood, makes us gain weight and severely alters our overall blood chemistry. We have to admit that sugar simply ruins our health. 

When it comes to sugar, most of us are willing to take the good with the bad, because we want to have our cake and eat it too. However, there is a new and powerful message coming out from the scientific community about sugar, and whether it's time for us to give it up.

"Sugar is making you ugly!" This bold statement comes from Ron Cummings, founder and CEO of AminoGenesis Skin Care. "Excess sugar in our bodies is now being revealed as one of the most damaging elements to our appearance," Ron explained. "As it turns out, these sweet little sugar molecules are leading a double life. After they pass over our taste buds and give us that amazing sugar rush, these appealing friends of ours change their personalities and go on a seek-and-destroy mission."

"In a process called glycation, excess sugar in our blood stream in reality attacks the proteins throughout our bodies. These sugar molecules attach themselves to proteins - much like a parasite. Once bonding happens, that particular protein becomes glycated; or, in other words, sick. A real-world example of glycation in action is the browning and hardening process when placing a piece of bread in the toaster."

Essentially, every visible sign we attribute to aging skin - including wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, sagging, uneven skin tones, stress, loss of elasticity, etc. - can all be attributed to the process of glycation. This process causes your capillaries to leak, triggering what we recognize as spider veins. The same process can happen in the under-eye area, which we recognize as dark circles.

Glycation is an additive effect and probably begins as soon as we're born, affecting us throughout our lifetime. But recent studies have shown some promising discoveries that may allow us to not only help prevent further damage from glycation.

"Powerful, new and topically applied serums have shown the remarkable ability to help block the glycation process and break the bond between the sugar molecules and the protein affected," Cummings said. "No doubt that a whole new category of anti-glycation treatments will soon be available in the marketplace. Based on projections, anti-glycation products will become as popular as the anti-oxidants, sunscreens and moisturizers of today."

For a detailed description of how glycation ages your skin and how you can stop and even reverse the process, go to

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