WHY is Collagen so necessary for the Youth of the Skin?
Collagen is a protein that is synthesized by connective tissue. Collagen is directly responsible for the resilience and elasticity of the skin. Therefore, the appearance of the first wrinkles is a signal of decrease in collagen content.
Collagen is called “glue" because it best describes its function in the body.
The human skin consists of epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. The epidermis is the upper layer of the skin that performs barrier functions; it provides strength, elasticity and ability of the skin to regenerate itself. The hypodermis is a fatty connective tissue that is a kind of "buffer" of the skin and provides its mobility.
The dermis is a connective tissue that contains a large number of collagen and elastic fibers; they provide strength and elasticity to the skin, respectively.
The dermis is divided into two layers: the reticular dermis and the papillary dermis. The upper papillary layer is represented by a loose connective tissue that goes into the epidermis in the form of papillae. The lower layer is reticular. Here are the densest collagen and elastic fibers. That is, we have found that the layer of skin on which its elasticity and “youth” depends to a greater extent is deeper than others.
Therefore, to maintain health and youth of the skin, it is important to nourish it from inside, but not with external means.