How To Increase Collagen and Elastin in the Skin
You don’t want to see collagen and elastin in your bottles of skin care product. Why?
One of the major causes of skin ageing, and all that goes with it including sagging, wrinkles, fine lines and much more is the reduction in levels of collagen and elastin in the skin as you age.
When you were young your skin was supple and elastic. It was firm to the touch and didn’t sag. However now that you’ve aged somewhat your skin is a little less supple, a little less elastic and it seems to sag a little. And of course what are wrinkles other than just skin sagging?
Lets examine exactly what collagen and elastin are, what role they have in skin elasticity, and why your skin loses it’s stores of these 2 important proteins as you age. And let’s also look at what you can do about it.
Collagen and elastin are proteins which are commonly found in the human body, and they are sometimes referred to as “structural proteins”. That’s because they are a major factor in the make-up and structure of your body.
You find collagen in all areas of your body, but in particular in the connective tissues such as the tendons and ligaments found in your joints as well as in your skin. Collagen is extremely strong and elastic, and holds everything together very effectively.
When you were born your body was already packed with collagen and elastin, however as you age the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin, and in the rest of your body begins to decrease, in fact it’s true to say that the production of elastin stops when you hit puberty. And the presence of elastin plays a role in helping collagen to work as a structural protein.
The effects on your skin are marked. As the amounts of these 2 essential structural proteins reduce the strength and elasticity of your skin reduces with them, and your skin starts to wrinkle and sag. And it will feel less strong and supple to the touch.
Most women are now aware that improving the levels of these 2 important proteins in the skin are a large part of improving the health of your skin, and this is quite accurate. However most women are not aware that are simply putting collagen and elastin in the bottles of skin care products doesn’t increase the levels of these in the skin.
That’s because the molecules of these 2 proteins are quite large, too large to penetrate the skin. In fact they are not put in the bottle to increase the levels in your skin, they are put there to sell more bottles.
Some women use collagen injections to help smooth out some of the lines and wrinkles on their face, and this works to a degree, however can cause allergic reactions.
Some revolutionary new ingredients now available in the best skin care products have become available and studies have shown that these ingredients can actually stimulate the skin to grow more of it’s own collagen and elastin, all by itself without applying it on the surface.
One of these ingredients is called Xtend TK, and is sourced from the wool of sheep.
There are many misconceptions about elastin and collagen, one of them being that you need to buy skin care products where they are listed on the label. In fact the best skin care products do not contain any collagen or elastin.
However they work much better than products which do.Written by - Best Skin Care
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