Updated: Apr 23
Your skin is the largest organ in the human body and because it is your barrier protecting you from the outside world, it is exposed to environmental stress and it is the giveaway indicator of our age and lifestyle.
Your skin can be divided into two layers:
The epidermis - an outer barrier layer
The dermis - an inner structural layer
Collagen in your skin (and other organs) is a simple protein made up of various amino acids, of which Proline, Hydroxyproline, and Glycine are the most abundant. The collagen matrix is responsible for organ and skin support, structural firmness, elasticity, hydration, and the constant production of new skin cells.
“The more collagen you have, the more healthy, elastic and supple your skin is and the more youthful it appears. Alarmingly, we lose 1% of the collagen in our skin each year after the age of 20. This loss results in skin ageing, including wrinkles, fine lines, dry, blemished and thinning skin. It is also the reason for joint and connective tissue degeneration and dehydration..”
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