Collagen is a group of naturally-occurring proteins and accounts for approximately 75% of our skin tissue. Its role is to provide strength, elasticity, and support to the skin.
But starting at the young age of 25, our collagen levels begin to deplete at the rate of 1.5% per year. By the time a woman reaches menopause, a whopping 45% of collagen production is lost. This leads to wrinkles and the loss of skin firmness.
What Destroys Collagen?
While aging makes collagen loss inevitable, there are diet and lifestyle factors that can actively damage collagen. We may not be able to fully stop aging, but there are things in our environment that we can work toward changing or protecting ourselves from to preserve collagen.
Are you using sunscreen regularly?
Ultraviolet rays, UVA rays specifically, destroy elasticity and collagen in the skin. They can also cause the skin to repair irregularly, which causes sunspots and wrinkles.
We all know that a diet full of sugar is bad news for the body, but it’s no better for the skin.
When excess sugar is stored, it sticks to other proteins in the body and causes them to break down much more easily. These proteins include collagen!
Nicotine is another thing we all know to stay away from. (If not for your health, for your beauty!)
Smoking causes blood vessels in the skin to become narrower, restricting oxygen and nutrients from traveling to the skin.
How Do I Get More Collagen?
Learning how to stimulate collagen production in the skin is essential if you want to experience the real
results of anti-aging.
Many skincare products claim to contain collagen that helps to reverse the signs of aging. But the truth is, collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. Collagen cannot be absorbed topically into the skin.
The key is to use topical ingredients that promote collagen synthesis. Another great way is to include foods in your diet that are high in collagen.
Vitamin C is also important for building collagen and purifying your skin from toxins.
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What sets my collagen products apart from the others is that my formulas are collagen-soluble. While other collagen skin care can’t penetrate the skin enough for any real anti-aging benefits, my formulas are collagen-soluble. They’re also enriched with proteins and Vitamin C to better prep the skin for absorption, purify the skin from toxins, and organically build collagen.