Boosting Collagen Production as We Age
Getting older makes us wiser, but age has significant drawbacks, often in how we look and our skin changes. One of the most important factors in keeping a youthful appearance as we get older is collagen. Collagen is a protein found in soft and bone tissue throughout the body like tendons, ligaments, muscles, and connective tissue. As we age, we produce less of it. It is estimated that by the age of 40, we’ve lost about 24% of our collagen. It’s no wonder, therefore, that you have likely seen unending advertisements for collagen-boosting products on TV and in magazines.
It makes sense – maintaining collagen levels later in life means a fuller, more youthful appearance, especially in our face, and firmer skin to minimize the effects of aging and wrinkles.