The Benefits of Collagen in Skin Care
Collagen is one of those ingredients that everyone talks about. How do we get more collagen? What does it do for your skin and body? What are the real benefits of it? We know you probably have so many questions. So we’re going to break down what collagen is and why you should include it in your skincare routine.
What is collagen?
Naturally produced by the body, collagen is the most abundant protein. It’s what keeps our skin from sagging, making the skin appear youthful and plump. Collagen is one of our skin’s major building blocks and without it, our skin would look rough, discolored, thin, and saggy.
Did you know that our skin almost completely stops producing collagen on its own by the time we are 25-30 years old? Each year after age 30, our collagen levels decrease 1-2% per year. By age 35, half of our total naturally produced collagen will be gone.
I know that sounds scary, but do not fear! With the help of procedures and products that boost collagen, the stimulation of collagen production can prevent the skin from aging dramatically. Although collagen can not be restored, it can be stimulated with the use of the ingredient in products and certain procedures.
Procedures that Stimulate Collagen
The best procedure for the stimulation of collagen is microneedling, which is also given the name “collagen induction therapy” for this reason. Microneedling is a professional procedure that involves the creation of small, artificial wounds throughout the skin. The puncture wounds cause the body to produce more collagen, helping to make the skin appear younger.
Another procedure, called DMK Enzyme Therapy, can also help to boost collagen production as it detoxifies, oxygenifies, and revitalizes the skin to function as young, healthy skin does. The procedure works by clearing the skin of toxins and free radicals, which also stimulates collagen production.
Collagen in Skin Care Products
When collagen is in skin care products, it encourages the renewal of skin cells and minimises facial muscle contraction, which is responsible for the development of wrinkles. Collagen in skin care products acts as a hydrating ingredient that leaves the skin looking youthful and plump. When combined with other hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, skin care products deliver the appearance of smooth and glowing skin.
At Touch Skin Care, we understand the benefits of collagen and wanted to bring that to your skincare routine. With our new Q10 Plant Collagen Moisturizer, you can expect a hydrating product that keeps your skin looking young and glowing. Q10 is a coenzyme that releases as an antioxidant and combined with the collagen, it can lead to smooth, healthy-looking skin.
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