A structural component that acts as the building block for your bones, teeth, muscles, skin, joints, and all other connective tissues, Collagen forms one third of your body’s total protein content. One of the primary function of collagen is it provides firmness and elasticity to the skin. Collagen protein is highly rich in glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline — the amino acids that help your body make new collagen.
TYPES OF COLLAGEN IN YOUR SKIN-
COLLAGEN TYPE I- Skin, Bones
COLLAGEN TYPE II- Cartilage
COLLAGEN TYPE III- Reticulate Fibres
COLLAGEN TYPE IV – Cell Basement Membrane
Did you know? Atleast 28 types of collagen have been identified out of which Type I, II and III form the bulk of the total( 80- 90%). Your skin is only concerned with Type 1 Collagen as it plays the role of a supporting structure and anchor cells to each other.
Collagen can be distinguished into 2 different categories on the basis of its presence on your skin.
- Endogenous collagen is the all natural collagen, synthesized by the body which can be increased by a diet hat supports high collagen formation.
- Exogenous collagen is synthetic collagen and comes from an external source. External sources include collagen creams, supplements and peptides etc. It is used for medical and cosmetic purposes, including the repair of body tissues.
WHY IS IT CALLED “SKIN’S GLUE” ?
In the middle layer of skin(dermis), collagen forms a network of cells called fibroblasts, upon which new cells can grow. It also plays a role in replacing and restoring dead skin cells. Thus keeping your skin together is something that collagen performs effectively and efficiently.
Collagen is your ultimate protection against the formation of wrinkles and fine lines as it maintains your skin supple and smooth and improves its texture by not letting it sag and ultimately adds a lot to skin’s charm.
Glycine — an amino acid in collagen — helps you sleep better and more deeply. Glycine is a neurotransmitter, which means it calms the nervous system and thus helps you get a sound sleep you deserve
Weight Loss Booster
Glycine forms muscle by converting glucose into energy. Lean muscle tissue plays a role in boosting your metabolism, since muscles effectively burn calories than fat, thus essentially help you in getting rid of those extra inches.
DECLINING COLLAGEN- CAUSE OF WORRY?
Did you know? The formation of collagen declines as we age. The formation peaks in your early 20s and starts declining around your 30’s due to a number of factors like
Exposure To Sunlight
High Sugar Consumption
The premature signs of ageing become quite prevalent on your face and thus make you look 10 YEARS ELDER TO YOUR ACTUAL AGE.
HOW TO COMBAT THIS?
There are a variety of ways to boost the collagen formation in your skin, few of them being.
Facial Massage- Massage can stimulate collagen production and strengthen muscle memory.
Collagen Cream- Inveda’s Premium Anti Ageing and Night Cream works efficiently in increasing collagen formation *10 times and makes your skin, healthy and glowy.
Drink as much as water as you can, hydrated skin is one step closer to increased collagen formation
Lower the intake of sugar, as it increases the glucose content in your blood which restricts the flow of collagen.
Collagen is one of those rare things that actually deserves its anti-aging title. So it’s time to take care of this important skin component, and get delighted at how good you look — and feel.