STRETCHING IT TOO FAR

STRETCHING IT TOO FAR

Collagen is a fibrous and main structural protein in our bodies which is secreted by various cells, mainly by connective tissue cells. It is a protein made up of amino-acids like glycine, proline etc. It is an essential building block for our skin and help increase skin strength. It boosts the skin’s hydration level, and helps to bring out that youthful and refreshing skin. Increase in collagen levels can also help repair and rejuvenate the skin by making it toned, smooth and glowing.

“As we age, the production of collagen in our body begins to slow down. As a result, the skin starts losing elasticity and becomes loose and dry. There is a loss of mechanical strength and the skin becomes fragile and discoloured. It starts visibly showing different signs of skin ageing. This protein provides elasticity to the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin moisture and prevent the skin from sagging and facing other age related issues. Thus, collagen is known for reversing the symptoms of ageing,” Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Director and Consultant Dermatologist at Skin Alive says.

“There are various energy based treatments like lasers,Thermage,RF with microneedling and Ultherapy that help in collagen remodelling and neo collagen stimulation.There are some collagen supplements also in the form of pills, powder and liquid. You can also increase the intake of foods like leafy greens, orange vegetables, fish, soy etc. They will help boost the collagen level in the body,” Sharmilee Kapur, Co-Founder, Atmantan Wellness Centre.

There is a loss of mechanical strength and the skin becomes fragile and discoloured. It starts visibly showing different signs of skin ageing. This protein provides elasticity to the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin moisture and prevent the skin from sagging and facing other age related issues.

Using products and going for spa treatments to increase collagen levels is easier but the collagen molecule cannot actually penetrate the skin, it remains on the upper layer of the skin. Such products and treatments show only limited results as it needs to actually reach the deeper layers of the skin to deliver skin benefits associated with collagen. Its best to consult a dermatologist for getting the best advice and the best solution.

There is a loss of mechanical strength and the skin becomes fragile and discoloured. It starts When it comes to the best collagen for skin, it can be hard to know where to start. Collagen is generally beneficial for the skin, as it plays a major role in keeping the skin youthful and elastic. But collagen doesn’t just benefit the skin; some types of collagen are specifically focused on the health of cartilage tissues, for example. So what’s the best collagen for the skin specifically, and what should you look for in a collagen product?

Collagen is a protein that comprises the majority of the body’s connective tissues, including the hair, skin, nails, bones, joints, organs and gut lining. In other words, collagen is a major component of a healthy body, and it provides structure to connective tissue cells, ensuring that they stay strong and elastic.

However, after age 25, people begin to notice aging effects such as sagging skin, digestive changes and joint discomfort, largely because collagen levels begin to naturally decline. This is why aging is correlated with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. 

Keeping your collagen levels high is a great way to promote beautiful skin as you age. There are more than 28 types of collagen, but three main types have been identified to be used in large amounts by the body. Type I is the collagen type that makes up the majority of the hair, skin and nails. Type II is mainly associated with cartilage, and Type II occurs in bone marrow and reticular tissues, and often appears alongside Type I. In fact, all of Vital Proteins’ products are responsibly sourced, and are made with real-food ingredients. Our products are regularly batch tested for quality and many are made with organic fruits and veggies. No weird ingredients or added sugars here!

It is an essential building block for our skin and help increase skin strength. It boosts the skin’s hydration level, and helps to bring out that youthful and refreshing skin. Increase in collagen levels can also help repair and rejuvenate the skin by making it toned, smooth and glowing.

“Using products and going for spa treatments to increase collagen levels is easier but the collagen molecule cannot actually penetrate the skin, it remains on the upper layer of the skin. Such products and treatments show only limited results as it needs to actually reach the deeper layers of the skin to deliver skin benefits associated with collagen. Its best to consult a dermatologist for getting the best advice and the best solution,” dermatologist Blossom Kochhar says.

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja is a feature writer at L'Officiel India. She is a silver jewellery hoarder and an aesthete of all arts. You can find her unraveling new stories day in and day out.