What Is Collagen And Why Is It So Vital For Beauty?
Posted December 12, 2017 in Uncategorized, by Dr. Fiorillo
Every day when we open glossy magazines, we read about collagen and its importance in maintaining youthful, plump skin. But what is collagen and why exactly is it so vital for beauty?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in connective tissue, and it’s essential to maintain healthy skin. The protein itself is made from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and makes up around 35 percent of our bodies.
Why is it so Important for Beauty?
Collagen is responsible for the following:
- Skin suppleness
- Renewal of skin cells
We all know that youthful, beautiful skin relies on high cell turnover, a high level of moisture and firm, supple skin which glows with health, so it’s easy to see why collagen is so vital. It allows our skin to expand and contract whilst maintaining its elasticity and the ability to retain moisture.
Collagen Uses in Beauty
Whilst collagen is contained in many moisturizers, it is actually impossible for your skin to absorb collagen in this way. The only way to improve your skin’s levels of collagen is to encourage it to produce more itself, by providing skin with oxygen, hydrogen and carbon in skincare products specifically designed to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is also used by plastic surgeons in procedures such as lip fillers, to plump the lips and provide a luscious pout, and because the collagen here is injected into the skin, this is a successful and popular procedure. Collagen injections can also be used to eliminate fine lines and signs of ageing.
Collagen will always be important in maintaining youthful and beautiful skin, and plastic surgeons will find new procedures which allow collagen to be used in the fight against ageing.
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