Collagen is an important protein that gives skin its structure, and helps our skin stay healthy, young, and supple. It is found in most tissues of the body including connective tissues, bones, tendons, blood vessels and skin. As we age, we produce less collagen in our skin. Loss of collagen results in the common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and sagging skin. Collagen helps the skin to look young, radiant, smooth, firm; as well, it keeps it moist. ..... While gradual collagen loss is an inevitable process, using certain skin care ingredients on a regular basis will help to boost synthesis of collagen: - Vitamin C - plays an important role in protecting the skin and creating more collagen. This powerful antioxidant also creates healthy glow and helps to brighten hyperpigmentation spots on the skin. - Retinol (vitamin A) - one of the most popular anti-aging ingredient, helps skin cells to turn over at a faster rate and block certain enzymes that destroy collagen. Retinol also helps plump the skin, minimize appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and exfoliate the skin. - Niacinamide (B3) - improves overall appearance of the skin and fights free radical damage. - Glycolic Acid - helps to minimize appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps other. - Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful hydrating ingredient; promotes healthier, more supple skin and prevents moisture loss. ..... Chemical peels also help to boost collagen production by producing controlled injury to the skin. Chemical peels can reduce the appearance fine lines and wrinkles, and many other skin concerns by stimulating collagen remodeling. The epidermis heals in a few days resulting in an improved appearance of the skin, smoother texture and even skin tone. ..... Note that healthy diet also plays a big role in the appearance of skin. Eating foods rich in antioxidants and nutrients helps to promote collagen production and maintain firm, young looking skin, while consuming sugar and refined carbs can damage collagen.
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