Cosmopolitan warns against AGEs

In a recent blog titled “The Biggest Skin Care Mistakes You’re Probably Making Right Now,” Cosmopolitan explored the dos and don’ts of skin care for women.  Among other topics, the article addressed AGEs and their harmful effect on skin.

Written by Erin Donnelly and featuring beauty tips from Nicky Kinnaird, founder of London-based beauty retailer Space NK, the blog encouraged going easy on sugar so as to avoid forming AGEs.  AGEs, Kinnaird stated, weaken the skin’s support system and also lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

This statement appeared under the heading “What sort of skin care routine should a woman in her twenties follow?”

Remember, you are what you eat. Incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet by eating salmon twice a week or taking a supplement helps keep skin supple. Also, go easy on the sugar as it forms AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) that weaken skin’s support system, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

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“Your lifestyle shows in your face and body, so I am a great believer in working from the inside out as well as the outside in,” the blog quotes Kinnaird as saying.

“There is no question you also have to work harder on your nutrition as the years go by,” she added.

Read by millions of women around the world, Cosmopolitan is one of the biggest names internationally when it comes to health and beauty.  With Cosmopolitan joining in on addressing the public about AGEs, more and more people will become aware of their effects and how to avoid them.


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