How to beat collagen depletion as we age
If like many of us you're heading towards those years where your body isn't quite doing what it's told and you're noticing the first signs of the dreaded 'middle-age' woes kicking in, it's time to take command of the ageing process and act to slow the inevitable. One of the key age definers is collagen and its lack thereof in our once glowing complexions, so what can we do to combat the loss of this once abundant blessing.
Collagen is a protein in the human body that provides strength, structure and elasticity to our skin. After the age of 20 our natural production of collagen reduces by around one percent each year and by the time we reach 40 our skin is no longer producing collagen at all and therefore begins to lose elasticity.
But before you banish yourself to the outer Hebrides to begin a life of solitude once you've passed the age of 40, all is not lost. Collagen is not just an essential building block for elasticity it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, so it is important to boost its production through in-clinic treatments and homecare regimes. There are a number of different ways to achieve this, for example Red light therapy is able to penetrate deep enough to encourage the production of collagen and elastin without downtime. Enriched masques are also an effective way to deliver this essential building block whilst boosting hydration.
If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift, the Regenerate Facial would be a great place to start. Why not pop into the clinic for a consult, or arrange an appointment by calling us on 020 77520217.
Exfoliation is key too, try Retinol which works to increase cell turnover, thus stimulating collagen and elastin production, fading hyperpigmentation, and helping skin to stay hydrated and glowing. Thanks to all this healthy turnover, retinol can also treat and prevent everything from stubborn acne to eczema.
For an in-clinic treatment at Lisa Franklin Skincare, we offer the Regenerate Facial. This targeted treatment is designed to boost depleted collagen by placing an enriched masque to the face for maximum absorption with regenerative, restorative and antioxidant properties that make the skin visibly smoother and more even. Red Light Therapy further stimulates Collagen and Elastin production for optimal results with no treatment downtime. A perfect treatment to combat the visible signs of ageing by improving overall complexion and restoring moisture to leave the skin well hydrated and radiant.