Collagen Loss – Aging!

Did you know?

You loose 1% of collagen every year after the age of 30!

30% of your collagen is lost in the first five years after menopause.

Why?

The skin’s ability to replace damaged collagen diminishes and more gaps and irregularities develop in the mesh of collagen. Estrogen is stored in fat, so dieters will look older & faster if they are being too extreme in the dieting.

What is collagen?

It is the main structural protein of the various connective tissues it makes up 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.

What about hyaluronic acid?

type of protein, and works with keratin to provide the skin with strength, smoothness, elasticity and resilience. – See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/742375/55533/increase-eating/#sthash.Sx77dUZh.dpuf

Aside from hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in a multitude of tissues throughout our body such as skin and cartilage, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is needed for wound healing, cartilage and joint functioning, pain management, tissue repair and skin regeneration.

Estrogen also affects collagen and elastin levels. And hormonal dips thin the skin, making it less pliable.This process eventually leads to wrinkles.
Some causes of collagen are: sun damage, free radicals, some age-related hormonal changes, prescription/illegal drugs and smoking.

Peptides, growth factors, and retinols will help rebuild the collagen, but elastin is difficult to replace. When topical applications don’t work any more try lasers, ultrasonic, high frequency and injectable fillers to plump out the padding.

What is elastin?

It is responsible for elasticity, so skin becomes looser and less flexible over time. Wrinkles happen when the skin becomes looser than the tissue underneath, you’ll start seeing fine lines is around the eyes, where skin is the thinnest.

Something You Wish Your Mother Told You! Neck & Decollete: Don’t Forget About Taking Care of Them!

Start early in caring for your neck & decollete!

A big mistake that women make is focusing solely on their face and forgetting about caring for their neck and decolletage!

This leads to wrinkles and sagging that could have been prevented!

I recommend that whatever you do to your face; whether it be cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, applying sunblock, microdermabrasion, chemical peels et cetera that you include you neck and decollete too!

It only takes an additional minute or two more in your skin care routine and will make all the difference later on in life!

You don’t necessarily need to go out and buy a cream specifically for your neck and decollete, if you start early in caring for those body parts.

Revision Skin Care Nectifirm

I do love Nectifirm if you are looking to buy a cream specific for the neck and decollete.

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