I am sure many of you have heard of or experienced a collagen mask whether it be at diana’s, a different spa, or perhaps have even purchased one for home use. Collagen masks have been extremely popular in east asia and during recent years of gained tremendous popularity around the globe.
Their are many different ways to increase your skin’s collagen production, but the quickest and effective way is through the use of a collagen mask
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body giving it strength and elasticity. It stimulates skin cell turnover and provides support to the structure of your skin. Collagen production decreases with age causing the skin to appear thin, dry, and weak. The lack of collagen leads to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and the beginning signs of aging. Collagen masks are created to boost your skin’s collagen content and slow down collagen degradation. By the age of 30, the skin loses approximately 1.5% Of its collagen stores each year. By the age of 40, your skin has lost about 15% of its natural collagen.
Why choose a collagen mask?
Collagen masks offer the greatest benefits to skin (as oppose to drinking collagen) because the mask covers so much of the skin’s surface and they are infused with an array of different ingredients that penetrate and moisturize the skin.
Are all collagen masks equal in benefits?
No. Collagen is composed of amino acids that essential in the upkeep of youthful looking skin. Not all collagen skin care products contain collagen in the right form. Collagen is a large protein and cannot penetrate the skin without being broken down. The collagen molecules must be very small to enter the dermis layer of the skin. Hydrolyzed collagen is a processed from of collagen and is created when you break down collagen fibers. Hydrolyzed collagen is able to deliver small, usable chain peptides into our skin. These small particles seep into the dermis, and then triggers collagen production in the skin’s matrix.