As we age, collagen breaks down, resulting in loss of skin strength and elasticity. This can start as early as age 20.
Collagen provides structure to the skin, keeping it firm and helping it look more youthful. What is collagen?
It’s the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for 30% of your body’s protein. Collagen provides structure, support or strength to your skin, muscles, bones and connective tissues. Aging, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun (UVR) and environmental pollutants can break down protein in your skin and cause it to become thinner and more fragile.
How do you know you have collagen loss? Wrinkles and fine lines are common signs of collagen loss.