What is collagen?
Collagen is the main building block that provides the structural connectivity within the connective tissues within the body such as the bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen makes up 25% to 35% of the body’s protein content. It provides a plump and youthful appearance to your skin and prevents the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.
What is collagen made of?
Collagen is made from amino acids (specifically glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine). Collagen is mainly derived from animal substances, in particular bovine connective tissue or fish. However, collagen can also be sourced from fish and plant substances.
Why should l care about collagen?
As we age the amount of collagen in our body declines. The quality of collagen also declines. The side effects of this on our skin include an increase in wrinkles, skin dryness, and a reduction in skin elasticity.
Why does the quality and quantity of my collagen decline and how can l protect it?
Protect skin from sun damage
Cleanse your face on a daily basis
Avoid infrared radiation & heat radiation
Topical antioxidents such as Niacinamide can reduce the damage from infrared radiation. q10 and
Get adequate sleep
Sleep deprivation has a direct impact on the health of your skin. Lack of sleep will increase the skin's signs of aging through skin sagginess, dark circles under their eye, wrinkles and fine lines. Sleep assists your skin to repair and renew itself and most importantly to produce collagen.
Maintain a balanced diet with adequate fruit and vegetables
Can I use collagen cream everyday?
Collagen cream can be used at any time of the day, As a moisturiser, collagen cream can be applied either once or twice a day.