Why is collagen good for your skin?

June 11, 2021 2 min read

Why is collagen good for your skin?

The flawless youthful glow of beautiful skin is something we take for granted when we are young. The smooth radiant perfection of a baby's complexion is irresistible.

But even at 17 years old I remember looking in the magnifying mirror trying to find a small spot, or an open pore I could be unhappy with - how unappreciative of youth we can be.

Then one day we may look in the non-magnifying mirror and see the skin we don't recognise anymore. 

What causes our skin to age?  Why do some people at 50, or 60 look years younger? 

There are many reasons why some people age better than others.  And there is a plethora of environmental and endogenous factors that lead to older looking skin, such as unprotected sun exposure, smoking, poor diet lacking vital nutrients, excessive sugar consumption, dehydration, stress, lack of sleep, alcohol, caffeine, hormones and genetics are all contributing factors!

Each of the above factors are attacking and depleting our body's natural collagen levels.  And collagen is one of the main allies of our skin, helping to keep it looking young.  We need to protect and maintain the collagen levels in our skin to keep it healthy and looking good.

At the age of 25 our collagen production begins to deplete, by the age of 40 our body's ability to produce collagen has decreased by 25%. By age 60 it has decreased by over 50%. 

What is the importance of collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.  It's found in connective tissue, tendons, muscles, ligaments, hair, nails and skin. 

Collagen is actually the main structural component of our skin, comprising 80% of this organ.  It acts as a support structure to anchor cells to each other so they give the skin strength and elasticity, keeping the skin smooth and youthful.  As we age and lose our natural collagen levels, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear.

What is the best way to help your skin?

By improving our diet and lifestyle choices, we could help keep our skin as healthy and youthful as possible.  We can also take a good quality high strength collagen supplement like Dermacoll™ Hydrolysed Collagen Drink to help to rejuvenate and regenerate the appearance of our skin.

Dermacoll™ Collagen contains specific bioactive collagen peptides, types I and III, optimised for specific skin benefits using a highly advanced production process.

The collagen in Dermacoll™ has the following accepted skin beauty statements:

Helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles (decrease in wrinkles), helps to improve elasticity, skin surface structure, skin tonicity and skin firmness.  Vitamin C is included which is proven to contribute to normal collagen formation in the skin.  Green Tea for its antioxidant properties and Hyaluronic Acid, to hold moisture in the skin.

Why not try collagen for yourself as part of your daily beauty regime?

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