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Collagen & The Skin-Deep Truth about Aging

Sunday, July 03, 2016 Alexa W 0 Comments


Everyone knows the signs of aging when she sees them. The skin will start to droop instead of practically levitating off of the planes of the face. The source of this appearance is collagen a substance that plumps the skin from the inside. It naturally dissipates and degrades as we age, which is why we start to look older even if there is nothing quantifiably different about the quality of the skin itself.







  • For those looking for the answer to stopping time...it doesn't exist! But maybe a collagen enhancer will do the trick!


    • Like all attributes of good skin, a healthy amount of collagen is taken for granted when one has it and hard to attain when one wants more. Oral collagen supplements are popular despite being utterly pointless; the collagen is digested and never has any impact on the skin. Collagen injections are a gamble. They often look unnatural, and even the best-looking results are only temporary, as the body will eventually metabolize this new collagen. The only way to maintain a youthful appearance is to treat the skin with a collagen enhancer on a consistent basis. You may not be able to gain back the collagen that you've lost, but you can make sure that you don't lose any more.

    • The collagen in cosmetic products is usually derived from fish. It is compatible with human biology, and it has chemical properties that have been shown to stimulate the production of new natural collagen in the skin. Elastin is another substance that contributes to the appearance of younger skin. Elastin makes the skin more flexible and supple, enabling it to maintain its firmness after movement and general exposure to the elements. Elastin keeps the skin firmly formed around the shape outlined by collagen. These two substances work together to keep the skin looking taut and smooth.

    • Unfortunately elastin is harder to come by than collagen is. There is no way to replace elastin once it is lost. The best action you can take is to become diligent with sun protection to prevent UV rays from penetrating the elastin and breaking it down. It is also a good idea to prime the skin with antioxidants daily. Antioxidants provide another layer of protection against sun damage, and they neutralize free radicals before they are able to attack the skin on a cellular level.

    • The fight against aging occurs far below the surface of the skin. Prevention and consistent maintenance are the only ways to keep aging at bay.

    I'm only 22, but I've already started using products for basically "everything" rather than just oily skin, or acne...etc.

    What do you guys use in your daily routine?

    xoxo

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