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What Collagen Face Masks Can (and Can’t) Do for Your Skin, According to Dermatologists

 
One of the best words you can pair with skin health is collagen. That’s because the more of it you have, the bouncier, smoother, and fine-line free your face is.

“Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body,” says Rina Allawh, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in King of Prussia, PA. “Essentially, these are long, large molecules with chains of amino acids. Together, collagen is responsible for keeping skin strong and firm and plays an important role in wound healing.”

Your body begins to produce less collagen with age—and your skin pays the price. Dr. Allawh tells patients that after age 20, the skin produces 1% less collagen each year. More dramatic visible changes appear in your 30s and 40s, as fine lines and wrinkles begin to creep in.

 

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Source : Prevention – What Collagen Face Masks Can (and Can’t) Do for Your Skin, According to Dermatologists Edited By, Jessica Migala

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