All About Collagen!
It’s no secret that collagen is the key to a youthful-looking complexion. This structural protein provides much-needed support and stability to keep the skin firm, plump and springy. Unfortunately, our bodies’ stores of collagen rapidly decline as we age. Read on to learn what collagen does for the skin and how you can protect and prevent it from damage!
Did you Know?
After the age of 20, the dermis layer produces 1% less collagen each year. It is a natural ageing process known as intrinsic ageing. The collagen and elastin fibres become thicker and looser as we age, which means our skin is less elastic, which eventually causes wrinkling and sagging.
In our twenties, the skin’s exfoliation process decreases by 28%. This means our dead skin cells stick together for longer periods of time.
In our thirties, the transfer of moisture from the dermis to the epidermis is slowed and fat cells begin to shrink. These effects make the skin look dull and thin.
In our forties, collagen has been reduced significantly – meaning the collagen and elastin fibres break, losing their elasticity in the process.
Finally, in our fifties, the skin becomes dry and is easily bruised as the sebaceous glands (which produce oil) have decreased in size. In women, menopause also decreases oestrogen levels, leaving the skin drier and less toned.
So, what can we do to help boost collagen levels you ask?
- Use Collagen-Boosting Skin Care
- Chemical Peels
- Red Light Therapy
- Microneedling/Collagen Induction Therapy
- Don’t Skip Out On The Sunscreen
- Eat A Collagen-Building Diet
- Collagen Supplements
Collagen Boosting Skin Care (Eminence Organics):
- Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil
- Bamboo Firming Fluid
- Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum
- Citrus & Kale Potent Mask
- Birch Water Purifying Essence
- Citrus Lip Balm
- Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream
- Marine Flower Peptide Serum
- Marine Flower Peptide Concentrate
- Marine Flower Peptide Lip Serum
- Marine Flower Peptide Night Cream
- Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist