Help ! Collagen in danger
You must have heard a lot about collagen whenever you research about skin aging. While you are always keen to protect it or boost its production, you probably rarely know what damages it. Let's look at the factors, external and internal, which can cause damage to your collagen.
Collagen is produced by cells called fibroblasts. It is part of a large group of proteins. It alone, represents 70% of the proteins in our skin! It is found in the form of fibres in many parts of the body : vital organs, bones, muscles, tendons, skin, blood vessels, etc. Collagen is responsible for resistance of the tissues, it protects and stabilizes skin and cartilage. Along with elastin fibres and glycoproteins, it forms support tissues in the skin. It is the reason why skin is firm and the face has defined contours.