Understanding Collagen: What It is and Why It is So Important to Your Skin
If you are concerned about the aging process and your skin, then you’ve probably heard of collagen. It is mentioned enough that you know it’s a good thing for your skin, but what exactly is it? And does it really make an impact on how old you look? Today we’ll dive deeper into what exactly collagen is and why it is so important for healthy, supple skin.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a fibrous protein that is found throughout your body, especially in the connective tissues. It helps you to have strength and flexibility. And collagen also helps your body to heal wounds by connecting torn skin.
There are 14 different types of collagen in our skin, however, approximately 80 percent of it is made up of type I collagen. This kind of collagen supports skin strength. Another 15 percent of our skin is composed of type III collagen, which helps to maintain elasticity.
Over time, aging and exposure to environmental stressors can cause our collagen to break down, leaving skin dry, fragile, and wrinkled. Age is inevitable, and even if we eat right and avoid smoking, it is still impossible to avoid all factors that can impact our skin. So, how do we restore the collagen in our skin?
Renew Your Skin’s Collagen
Aside from leading a healthy lifestyle, the best way to improve your skin’s collagen is to use therapeutic-grade products like Signature Skin’s Revitalizing Moisturizer. The Revitalizing Moisturizer contains soy isoflavones. Soy isoflavones are fairly new in skincare. However, when Dr. Richard Maloney began developing his custom skincare line for his facial plastic surgery patients, he found that this would be one of the key ingredients to restore and renew his patients’ facial skin. Studies have shown that soy isoflavones are extremely effective in stimulating collagen production.
The soy isoflavones in the Revitalizing Moisturizer simulate estrogens, which signal collagen synthesis. So, your skin begins to naturally produce more collagen. With continued use of a moisturizer containing soy isoflavones, you can halt and even reduce the signs of aging in your skin. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, and your skin becomes noticeably more youthful and supple.
Even though increasing your body’s own ability to produce collagen is a highly effective solution to youthful looking skin, many skincare products now include collagen as an ingredient. Don’t be fooled by this marketing gimmick. While this ingredient may provide temporary improvement to skin, it does not help your skin increase its own collagen production.
When it comes to high-quality skincare, pharmaceutical-grade products like Signature Skin’s Revitalizing Moisturizer have the science and research behind them to ensure that you are getting the maximum benefits possible in your skincare routine.