So we all know that collagen is important. Every single anti-aging serum or moisturizer on the market claims to replenish or boost collagen production. However, to really know whether or not that is even a remote possibility from your skincare product, you have to know a bit of science about your body and how it makes that magical thing called Collagen.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is protein in the body that hold your tissue in place. It is where the firmness of your skin comes from. It is the main building block for cells, tissues and organs. If you were to drain all the water from your skin, collagen would be about 70% of what would remain. Collagen, keratin and elastin give the skin its texture, elasticity and structure. We will take about Keratin & Elastin in later blogs.
The body creatives the collagen that it needs very rapidly at first to keep up with the rate in which humans grow, but the production speed decreases as apart of growing older. If fact, women make less collagen than men and the collagen we do make, we lose at about a rate of 1% per year. Therefore ladies, naturally we are pre-exposed to lose almost half of the collagen from our skin by the age of 50.
I am an esthetician, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Cosmetics.