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Why is collagen so important for our skin?

June 25th, 2020

 Why is collagen so important for our skin?

Be ready for a long-term friendship with collagen

 

Collagen is our bodies most abundant protein making up 80 % of our skin. Collagen is in connective tissue of the skin, joints, ligaments and bones.

But the major problem with collagen is as we begin to near out 3rd decade collagen stores begin to decline by approximately 1.5% per year.

Lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, smoking and pollution can accelerate collagen degradation.

Collagen strands are rope like structures, which gives our skins its structural support. The decline of this support is visible on the skin as wrinkles and dropped contours of facial muscles.

 

What can I do to promote collagen increasing stores and reducing the decline?

Treatments such as micro needling and chemical peels work to induce a wound healing effect in turn promoting collagen stimulation.

As an injury occurs and the wound healing progresses fibroblasts are attracted into the wound to synthesize granulation tissue. This granulation tissue is composed of procollagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, allowing for the growth of new blood vessels which will provide nutrition and oxygen to the growing tissue. The new collagen strengthens to form a web of structural support reducing wrinkle depth and formation.

Supplements such as the rejuvenated collagen a multi-award-winning hydrolysed collagen supplement containing 10000mg of collagen. Also containing vital vitamins B3, B5 C, zinc, cooper and hyaluronic acid all which support the growth of collagen. A daily drink of collagen will help promote not only youthful skin but benefit all structures made up of collagen.

Creams which are high in hyaluronic acid. The key molecule involved in skin moisture is hyaluronic acid, a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) with a unique capacity to bind and retain water molecules. Even though natural hyaluronic acid production will begin to slow, you can incorporate HA into your skin care regimen to make up for this loss topical or with supplements. Using a topical product containing a low molecular weight of HA will keep skin hydrated and plump, prevent visible signs of aging and generally make skin look younger and feel smoother and firmer. Hyaluronic acid stores decline earlier than collagen, HA give support to the formation of collagen to include this is your skin care products is vital. Eating foods rich in vitamin C and amino acids will increase the levels of both collagen and hyaluronic acid which is important for the skin.

To discuss your skin options to optimise collagen support contact [email protected] or visit www.skindeep-clinic.co.uk

 

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Why is collagen so important for our skin?