I don’t a thing about you but I’ll bet you know that aging of skin and collagen and elastin are related some how. However do you know why these two proteins are so important if you want to keep your skin younger looking?
If not then don’t despair because you’ll be glad to know that in this article I’m going to reveal why your skin needs both collagen and elastin to stay healthy looking and free of the signs of aging that so many people dread.
Let’s get started.
Firstly it’s important to know that both these proteins work hand in hand to keep skin firm and elastic. Collagen needs elastin to keep your skin young and vice versa.
The collagen protein provides strength to our skin because it is the connecting tissue between our cells and organs. Without this protein or body would literally collapse if we attempted to stand. Therefore it is responsible for keeping our skin firm whereas elastin provides elasticity.
Without elastin, flexibility such as stretching and bending of the skin would be impossible. Have you noticed how healthy skin returns to its normal position when pulled or stretched? Well this is all made possible by the elastin protein. That is the same reason why aging skin fails to return to its original position when pulled or pinched.
Aging of Skin and Collagen and Elastin – Why Skin Ages
Ok, now that you know why we need these two proteins, let me reveal the cause of wrinkles, age spots, fines lines and the many other signs of aging.
The quick and blunt answer is the sun. In short, the Suns UV rays are what cause your skin to age. Why? Because the UV rays cause oxidative stress in the skin cells, which destroys the collagen and elastin that connects the cells.
Without these two proteins your skin loses its firmness and elasticity and starts to sag and form wrinkles.
Aging of Skin and Collagen and Elastin – The Remedies
As much as aging is an inevitable process, there are ways and habits you can employ that will drastically slow down the aging process.
The first step to take is to try by all means to protect your skin from the sun. Sun screen, umbrellas and hats are all a vital starting point in doing so.
Secondly you can use antioxidants to protect your skin from the oxidative stress caused by the sun. An effective way to do this is to use skincare products that contain antioxidant ingredients like Cynergy Tk, Natural Vitamin E and Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10.