What Sugar Does to your Skin?

24 Feb 2017

Don’t you just love sugar?

 

I make it a point to have an ice cream or a cake every weekend. And oh my, I just can’t seem to resist these sugary pleasures. They are my “happy-fix” whenever I feel moody and they seem to work every single time! If you have the same kind of attachment to sugar, it’s time to read on!

We all know that sugar isn’t known to be a wellness food and that it can cause us to put on a few extra pounds. But hey, that’s not it. Sugar is often blamed for early onset of aging and wrinkles. Don’t be surprised.

 

This aging process is due to a process called glycation caused by sugar intake. Glycation causes the formation of Advanced Glycation End Products  (AGEs) when sugar in the bloodstream combines with proteins in your body. These AGEs can cause domino-like damages to protein fibers found in the dermis of your skin. Overtime, your skin weakens as it loses its elasticity and strength. Collagen and elastin levels decrease and wrinkles begin to form.

 

Excessive amount of sugar can also affect the collagen type found in your skin and decrease your skin’s resistance towards wrinkle formation. Glycation would cause the prominence of weaker, more transient type I collagen to be found in your skin. This would cause your skin to appear less supple and radiant.

 

 

The good news is that you can slow down what glycation does to your skin!

 

Our spa offers a range of facial treatments to help you reactivate your collagen production to keep skin young and supple.

 

1. Intense Pulsed Light Facial

IPL uses short blasts of high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin's surface, to break up age spots and stimulate the production of collagen. This helps to plump up the skin and gives you a fresher look as the skin is able to find renewed harmony.

 

• Erases visible signs of aging

• Reduces scars and pigmentation, and lightens freckles

• Reduces pore size and refines your complexion

• Combats acne

 

 

2. Biocell Stem Cell Meso Therapy

Stem Cell Meso is the perfect skin rejuvenation system that uses your skin’s own natural abilities to regenerate fast with no side effects. Stem cells function as an essential skin regenerator that creates new cells as old ones wear out. As we age, the amount of stem cells diminishes and our skin renewal process slows down. Hence, it is necessary to stimulate our skin’s natural healing abilities in order to maintain our youth.

 

Stem Cell Meso contains bioactive compounds and plant raphides: microscopic uniformed needle-like spicules, specifically designed to create controlled microscopic injuries with no external wounds, to provoke blood circulation and enhance natural healing. As the upper layer of the skin gently sheds, it enhances your skin’s ability to absorb active ingredients applied to your face. This stimulates new cell growth for smoother, clearer and fresher skin, taking years away from your face.

 

 

3. LPG Facial

Developed as a result of intensive research and innovation of more than 20 years, the LPG Mobilift is like no other treatments. The patented technology provides multi-dimensional stimulation on the skin’s surface for a focused workout that stimulates cellular function and rejuvenation for the skin. Expect natural and lasting results with repeated treatments.

 

For younger, suppler skin, contact us to find out more!

 

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