Collagen skin care is important to help give structural support to skin. Normal aging causes collagen and elastin protein to breakdown.
With the decline and loss of these important proteins, skin will lose its firmness, become weaker, and start to sag. As the support structure weakens an aged appearance with fine lines and wrinkles start to form.
There are a number of ways that are effective to help deal with collagen loss.
In the case of collagen it’s important to understand it’s not beneficial to skin to simply apply a cream that contains collagen to produce/build protein. The molecules of collagen are too large to be absorbed into the dermis layer where the collagen fibers are found.
What will work is to naturally help the body to produce more of its own collagen levels.
Certain ingredients can help boost collagen. Key ingredients that work together such as Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid),Vitamin E, and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps to stimulate cell turnover and replenish collagen production.
This beneficial nutrient also known more commonly as Vitamin C has many anti aging benefits such as free radical protection, reduces pigmentation, and is an anti-inflammatory. The more stable L-ascorbic acid form used to stimulate collagen synthesis is known to be very effective especially when used with vitamin E.
This form of Vitamin B3 is helpful for increasing collagen. It has strong capabilities of strengthening and maintaining healthy skin because of its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Peptides also help promote the growth of collagen. These molecules are often used to trick the body to produce new collagen since natural collagen is composed of protein chains that are broken down into smaller chains of peptides as we age.
A variety of collagen-based and cosmetic substances can be used to fill wrinkles, plump and smooth skin. Look for a physician specialist to decide what injections are appropriate for the areas you want treated.
Nutrient rich foods help encourage collagen production. Supply your body with a well-balanced diet high in foods that provide the essential nutrients that help keep collagen production levels up.
Include dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale to get a good source of Lutein and Vitamin C.
Significant amounts of Vitamin A&C and Lycopene can be found in red and orange vegetables and fruits such as lemons, strawberries, peppers, tomatoes, and carrots.
Healthy amounts of omega fatty acids found in avocados, salmon, tuna and nuts are also important for collagen production.
Sulfur is also very important for strengthening the skin. Good food sources that contain sulfur include meats, fish, seafood, eggs, and cabbage.
Collagen Skin Care Procedures and rejuvenation products
Many factors can lead to damaged collagen. Smoking, UV rays, and free radicals are just a few that cause damaging effects that lead to wrinkles and thinner skin.
The importance of a good strong anti aging regime will help keep your skin healthy as you age. Keeping yourself informed with new products that address certain problems will allow you to make good choices.
Helpful products such as facial scrubs, retinoids (retin A), or glycolic acid products and many procedures such as peels, lasers, and microdermabrasion help keep your skin exfoliated to keep it producing collagen.
Exfoliation -Another way to help promote collagen is to stimulate cell renewal. Sloughing away dead cells helps the body reproduce new cells that will stimulate new collagen production.
Collagen Skin Care PREVENTION
The sun’s UVA and UVB rays help cause early signs of aging and breakdown collagen. Since the sun is responsible for intense free-radical assault to our skin, remembering to use your sunscreen is very important.
Include a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen as part of your anti aging routine to help keep your skin healthy.
Smoking causes numerous health problems that we are all well aware of. The ill effects of smoking also causes skin damage. Smoking reduces collagen, dehydrates the skin and decreases circulation. The amount of free-radicals is increased, nutrients to the skin are limited, and the loss of moisture contributes to premature aging lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Nothing will completely stop aging however, a few life style
changes can help slow down the over-all aging process. Learn all you can to protect your body' collagen and enrich this important protein.