We all want our skin to stay firm and plump and this is mainly thanks to collagen and elastin, two proteins naturally present in our body. However, as we age, the production of these proteins tends to decrease. We explain!
Collagen is a "structural" protein that is naturally present in our body as a fiber in the deep layers of our skin. It plays a supporting role and helps resist stretching of the skin. It is thanks to it that water is better absorbed, that the skin is more toned and rebounds.
Elastin is another fibrous protein that provides flexibility to the skin but also to the arteries and lungs. Like an elastic band, elastin allows the skin to stretch and return to its initial size. It is thus essential for a plump skin.
Hyaluronic acid is also a natural constituent of the dermis. It acts like a sponge by capturing and holding water and supports collagen and elastin. By ensuring the function of hydration, the skin is denser and firmer.
From the age of 30, the hyaluronic acid and collagen content gradually decreases. This causes the skin to lose its support, which breaks or weakens the elastin. As a result, the skin becomes less firm and bounces back over time. This can be explained by several factors: a vitamin C deficiency, a decrease in estrogen in women (accentuated by menopause), poor diet, smoking, stress, sun (UV rays).
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