Collagen secrets

By Dr Alison Jamieson - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Do you want to know the real secret to the fountain of youth? One hint... it doesn't lie in collagen creams.

Collagen is a protein that exists in the section of the skin called the dermis. Collagen fibers maintain our skin's elasticity and resiliency. Over time, due to sun and environmental damage, as well as the natural aging process, collagen fibers break down and the body stops producing collagen in abundance causing the skin to lose its elasticity and firmness. Scientist's have proven collagen can not simply be rubbed into the skin, but research shows that you can naturally stimulate our bodies own natural collagen production systems from the inside out, smoothing and tightening your skin like nothing else!

Like going to the gym, there isn't one exercise that simply does everything. Also everybody's programs depend on the state that you are in to begin with, repairing the lines of time or preserving your skin in preparation for time, there is something you can do for your natural collagen creation.

Hyaluronic acid can retain 500 times its own volume of water, so swelling to plump out the skin and intensively hydrate it from within. Whether this be used topically of injected dermally, this promotes synthesis of the connective tissue cells (generating collagen and elastin). Collagen cells are made up of amino acids, which depend on vitamin C for hydrogen and oxygen. If your body isn't receiving an adequate amount of vitamin C, collagen synthesis suffers and the skin gradually succumbs to wrinkling and loss of elasticity at a far faster rate. A compound known to promote collagen production--vitamin C considerably improves wrinkles, smoothness, suppleness, firmness and skin elasticity.

Although the sun delivers a healthy dose of vitamin D to the skin, harmful UV radiation depletes the skin of vitamin A. Topical vitamin A is able to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin, where collagen and elastin fibers reside. Vitamin A derivatives have been proven to improve skin tone, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall firmness.

As you can see, the real secret to collagen stimulation lies in tools to create from within.

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