What are the longterm effects of glycation on the skin?
Glycation is known to cause breakage of collagen and elastin, the same proteins that provide youthful plumpness. It’s similar to how hair can have breakage with too much heat or damage. Glycation is also known to cause free radical damage, inflammation, and dehydration. Over time, this process can contribute to premature aging, causing wrinkles, sagging, and a loss of skin's youthful appearance. You're most likely to see these effects appear first around the thinnest areas of skin, such as the delicate eye area.