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|Posted on February 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM|
Lavender's Lair FEBRUARY'S HOT TOPIC "Collagen"
What is collagen? Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the extracellular matrix and consists in about 1/4 of your body. It is used to connect and support other body tissues. Without it, the body should literally fall apart.
Collagen works hand in hand with elastin for firmness and strength. Blood vessels and keratin rely on collagen. As aging occurs collagen degradation occurs leading to wrinkles.
What is the cure for collagen degradation, the answer is stimulation! In my years as a skin care professional it is very obvious to me the people who started skin care fairly young by having facials done every three months. The difference in their skin is that the collagen is used to being stimulated and never became dormant therefore still leaving the fibrous tissue plumped. Facials are key to oxygen and blood flow which in turn stimulates the fibrous tissue to awaken the collagen.
For those who are getting the later jump start in collagen distribution, there are several fillers in the market that work wonders in plumbing out those lines and wrinkles, and of course there is always the facelift. Hopefully it's not to late for you to start today with a massaging facial.
If you have any questions or comments regarding February's HOT TOPIC, please feel free to contact "Lavender's Lair"
Until next month's "HOT TOPIC"