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Published on Apr 17, 2015
Collagen is best known as a fibrous protein that connects and supports other bodily tissues, such as skin, bone, tendons, muscles and cartilage. Collagen makes up about 65% of your body's proteins.
Collagen works hand in hand with elastin which is important in supporting the body's tissue. Without the combination of these two, your body would not function properly.
As your body begins to age, collagen degradation occurs which results in the appearance of wrinkles. Your skin consists of three different layers. Collagen and elastin play a part in the thickest layer of your skin.
There are several benefits that collagen provides. Skin Elasticity, this prevents your face from developing wrinkles and accounts for the youthful appearance of your skin. Wrinkle Filler, there are several factors that can cause you to gain wrinkles overtime. By filling those wrinkles with collagen, your face will begin to look smoother. Scar treatment, as your skin begins to age its prone to scarring, making them deeper and more pronounced. Filling those scars with collagen, they will begin to diminish.
Tips for maintaining your collagen. Avoid eating lots of salty food and drinking caffeinated drinks. Improve your blood circulation through exercise and use good anti-aging moisturizer.