Turns out Collagen is the most ample protein in the body. It gives structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. With collagen, we are able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen makes our hair shine, keeps our nails strong, and keeps our skin supple and looking young.
Unfortunately however, aging and stress has a big impact on the reduced production of collagen and getting collagen in a balanced diet is good, but food can only do so much.
What exactly is Collagen? Collagen is a protein that is made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all which keep our body’s connective tissue, skin, hair, nails, in good condition.
Collagen is a very important component of the skin. It makes up to 70% of the protein within our skin. Collagen is what makes our skin stay toned and supple.
The 2nd layer of the skin, the dermis, is most involved in the skin’s elasticity and flexibility, and the main source of collagen in the skin. It’s essential to get enough collagen in order to help keep our skin looking good, like when we were young.
Ss we age however, the production of collagen is reduced. As a result, skin becomes fragile and less elastic. Additionally, hair starts to lose its color, our joints aren’t as flexible and bone density becomes an issue to keep an eye on.
Supplementing your skin with hydrating collagen through facials and Sheet Masks is like giving your skin a big glass of thirst quenching Collagen, so don’t be shy about drinking up as much collagen as you can!
Mantra Mask’s Hydrating Collagen mask is a great gift for you and your skin.
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