Read the hype about so many beauty products—this one gives you skin like a porcelain goddess, that one promises eyes like Liz Taylor, yet another will perk up ‘turkey neck” with 50 different natural oils and plant extracts. Put all this aside for a moment and think about how amazingly complex the universe and science are. Take, for example, a simple breath of air. How many interactions have to happen in perfect synchrony for us to inhale and exhale? It seems to occur on its own. Yet it involves complex biological processes. The intricacy of science is, well, amazingly beautiful!
Now apply this to beauty care, where skin is an intricate gift of nature. It has a complex physical, chemical and molecular makeup. It is alive and always changing. As we age, skin gets thinner in volume, loses elasticity and moisture, and is more easily damaged. The process of accelerated aging is hastened or retarded by forces both external to the human body and outside of it. What we consume—especially sugar, refined flour, fatty and fried foods, for example—and exposure to the elements, be it urban smog or sun-drenched beaches, effect skin health and beauty.
Most of us have at least some familiarity with environmental influences on skin. We know far less about internal factors that accelerate skin aging. Think about such food favorites as cake, sausage, and barbecued ribs. These are “glycated” foods, which are a byproduct of sugar binding to protein in the cooking process. Glycated protein damages skin by triggering the formation of toxic sugar that then leads to three key skin aging factors: inflammation, glycation, and oxidative stress.
But the metabolic problem for skin doesn’t end with the food we eat. It is also a function of who we are. Scientists at a major research center in Philadelphia discovered a nasty enzyme (FN3K) that converts sugar-bound protein to toxic sugar in skin. Sugar fasts are fine, but eat enough pasta and other starches and carbohydrates and your body naturally coverts these to sugar, which then becomes bound to protein and triggers the formation of toxic sugars.
And in a follow-up breakthrough, the same research team, working at Dynamis Skin Science, discovered Supplamine®, a dual-action compound that actually lowers the production of toxic sugars coming from both poor diet and the FN3k enzyme.
I recall being at an industry show and seeing a booth touting a line of products formulated with all varieties of fruit. Fruit salad for the face, I thought. How does this and countless other beauty products really grapple with the science and intricacy of skin? It takes breakthrough science—a thing of beauty, indeed— to provide a beautifying solution to a complex problem. And, it takes the right application of skin care products to assist our body’s living cells fight the effects of toxic sugars on skin to improve its health and youthful appearance.
If you want to take care and beautify your skin, here’s a two-step process to follow: 1. Avoid glycated protein, starches and carbohydrates 2. Apply the MEG 21 with Supplamine skin regimen:
- Cleanse with MEG 21 Moisturizing Cleanser
- Balance and soothe your skin with MEG 21 Moisturizing Toner+
- Apply MEG 21 Face Treatment or Advanced Formula to inhibit toxic sugar formation
- If you’re headed for the sun, apply MEG 21 Anti-Oxidant Boost under sunscreen to prevent free radical formation
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