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Glycoproteins are proteins that contain a carbohydrate attached to a protein. They are important in maintaining the health of cellular proteins and play an important role in communication between cells. In addition, glycoproteins may combine with sugars to form substances that help to keep skin cells and the skin's structure healthy and intact.

Glycoproteins and Wrinkles

Recently, glycoproteins have been promoted in skin care products for their ability to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. While the use of glycoproteins to maintain the health of skin is certainly useful – it can help to manage dry skin, for example – at present there is no research to support their use in the treatment of wrinkles.

When you understand [Link Removed], you'll appreciate why glycoproteins can't deliver much in the way of help. In order to keep your skin youthful and healthy, follow these basic guidelines:

  1. Minimize exposure to UV rays by seeking shade, covering up and using a broad spectrum UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen daily. Choose from a range of effective products including [Link Removed] , which can help to boost the production of collagen that naturally diminishes as we age. As well, antioxidants fight free radical damage associated with the premature aging of skin

  2. Eliminate the use of harsh, irritating skin care products, including cleansers that strip skin

Until research is available to show that glycoproteins can help to fight wrinkles, stick to the basics. There are many effective ingredients on the market - don’t buy into the hype.
Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].

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