Video: ❶ And Once Again About Collagen
Why does the once young and elastic skin become tired and wrinkled over time, and only a trace remains of its former beauty? This question continues to interest many women who want to prolong their youth as long as possible. Location: Location:
As you know, collagen gives elasticity to the skin - a protein that makes up the main part in the reticular layer of the skin. It is because of the destruction of this layer that the skin loses its natural elasticity. Over time, for various reasons (age, disease), collagen molecules undergo changes, as a result of which collagen becomes rigid and inelastic. The reason for this process is the effect of free radicals (reactive oxygen species), which lead to lipid peroxidation, which is why collagen deforms - "crosslinks", which in the future become wrinkles.
Free radicals are actively increasing from the consumption of fatty, canned food, stress, excessive sun exposure, exposure to toxic (including cosmetic) agents.
In addition, with age, the ability to retain moisture in the epidermis decreases, which in turn leads to a loss of elasticity and firmness.
Collagen formation, supported by the protective, cleansing and other functions of the skin, is impossible without a sufficient supply of amino acids, vitamins A, E, D and B group, as well as trace elements of sulfur and zinc. However, despite the sufficient supply of substances necessary for collagen synthesis, sometimes their absorption is insufficient due to slagging of the intestines and the whole organism as a whole.
The destruction of substances involved in the formation of collagen can occur due to the presence of infections (staphylococcus, streptococcus).
Many diseases cause collagen destruction. Bad habits (smoking) and factors of harmful external influences (sun, chlorinated water, living in unfavorable areas) play an important role in the destruction of collagen. Antioxidants are capable of counteracting the aging process, which actively fight free radicals and immunomodulators, which increase the body's defenses against hidden infection.