• Collagen.....did you know... •
💁♀️Collagen in skincare products does not penetrate into the dermis of your skin?!
Collagen is a protein that provides strength and structure found in our bones, skin, muscles, and tendons. The word collagen is derived from the Greek ‘kolla’, meaning glue. The more collagen we lose, the more fine lines and wrinkles appear.
👉🏻Though there are many collagen creams that promise to 'rebuild' your collagen, the truth is that collagen molecule are too large to penetrate the skin, especially to the dermis which is deep inside your skin.
💧It's also important to note that collagen can hold onto water pretty well, so if you do see any results with using a collagen-containing skincare cream, it's because it is an effective hydrator and skin plumper. However, you are not receiving any anti-aging results since collagen does not penetrate into the skin.
👩⚕️Admittedly, there are a few emerging techniques to create a better collagen cream. Some companies use partially hydrolyzed collagen, i.e. collagen chopped up into fragments small enough to penetrate the skin. But even if such downsized collagen penetrates the skin, the fragments are too small to properly integrate into the skin's own collagen framework. They are likely to be quickly washed out of the skin via lymphatic flow.
🌞UV (sun) destroys collagen both directly and by creating damaging free radicals. It is not possible to reverse age-related collagen degradation and skin aging. However, you can slow UV-related collagen degradation by protecting your skin when outdoors, wearing protective clothing that covers your face and chest, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and dark sunglasses, and always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+.
💬From my personal experience, I would advise anyone to integrate from the inside and assume Natural Integration that boosts the amount of collagen.
I will write another post about the integration that I personally use :)
Hope this is useful :)