Sagging skin is due to two age-related factors: loss of collagen, which gives skin elasticity, and loss of facial fat, the absence of which causes skin to droop.
Ever noticed how perfect a babies skin is? It's packed full of collagen. Natural aging and certain lifestyle factors such as smoking and tanning cause collagen production to slow down.
Another reason our skin sags is weight loss. When we lose significant amounts of weight, we lose fat from our face, as well as in the rest of our bodies. Skin appears to droop and jowls appear.
What can we do? Pro-Collagen treatments help
Collagen is a natural protein. It is found in our skin as it is what keeps skin supple. By moisturizing with a pro-collagen treatment, the rate of water loss from your skin slows, and you can retain the supple texture of your skin.
Pro-Collagen Creams aim to replace the natural collagen which is lost.
They do this by enhancing, through various means, the rate at which your skin naturally produces collagen. Often ingredients like Pro-Vitamin B5, Hibiscus, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, and Retinoids are found in these youth-enhancers.
Key ingredients to look for in Pro-Collagen products
ProVitamin B5 (DL-Panthenol) has been shown to increase the proliferation of fibroblasts in the dermis, the middle layer of the skin where wrinkles form.
Hibiscus extract has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity to give a stunning natural youth-boost.
Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or sagging, mature skin.
Pro-Collagen creams can give you great results but take a while to achieve. Their results, however, should be longer lasting.
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Many of us struggle with dark under-eye circles or under-eye puffiness or bags. Some of us (I'm one of them) struggle with both!