By Carissa St. Rose
What’s with the hype around Collagen these days?! Well, collagen is a fibrous protein that makes up a third of the protein in our entire body, so it’s kind of a big deal, haha. In the dermis (middle layer of the skin) collagen helps create chains of proteins called peptides that promote skin elasticity and firmness. As we age, the integrity and amount of our collagen decreases, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and less supple skin.
While you cannot produce more collagen, you can improve the health of what’s remaining in your skin. Healthy collagen promotes firm and supple skin, which ensures a more youthful appearance. There are also injectable options if you want that “quick fix”, but if you’re not prepared to explore that route, you can nourish your collagen via medical-grade skincare (cosmeceuticals). You’ll want to seek products containing “soluble collagen”, as this size of molecule ensures a reliable delivery method into the skin.
The above products will ensure you have the makings of a solid anti-aging regimen - an eye cream to protect those pretty eyes, a serum for optimal ingredient penetration, and a creamy formula as a moisturizer. You can also apply any of these products on your lips for a plumping effect! Should you wish to learn more about the benefits of collagen in skin care, don’t hesitate to ask your facial guru. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!