Slowing down the breakdown
You can combat the breakdown of collagen by using SkinLab Lift and Firm featuring ingredients that help preserve skin’s
youthful appearance and by minimizing sun damage and exposure to toxins:
1. Hydration Both Collagen and Elastin are excellent water binders, keeping skin supple and hydrated. When skin has sufficient
hydration, it stays smooth and unwrinkled. Use products with ingredients that provide intensive hydration. Sodium Hyaluronate and
Hydrolyzed Proteins help skin maintain the optimum moisture and hydration levels.
2. Antioxidants Vitamins have also proven themselves to be essential in the process of creating additional collagen and elastin.
For example, Vitamin C is one of the most essential ingredients in the making of collagen in the body. Vitamin E is also essential for
the production of collagen.
3. Exfoliation Exfoliate every other day. Exfoliating products, such as a face scrubs, take off the outer layer of your skin.
This forces new skin cells to grow, which in the process activates the production of both collagen and elastin.
4. Prevent the loss of collagen and elastin Not only should you take steps to increase the production of collagen and
elastin, but you should also take steps to preserve the collagen and elastin you already have. For example, spending too much time
in the sun can breakdown the collagen and elastin in your skin and cause premature skin aging. Smoking can also prematurely
break down collagen, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.