Why Collagen is a MUST for Good Skin
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It’s the 21st century, and the list of beneficial ingredients, serums, face masks, and topicals to add to your skincare routine is longer than ever. But it’s also more researched and aware. So, if you are unfamiliar with a new “vital step” that should be added to your skincare routine, the internet has got you. Obviously, we all know the internet is both a blessing and a spiral-void-curse. But ultimately, it’s here to help you make the best decisions for yourself.
At Dermaclara, we are not here to add more clutter to your skincare routine or life. We are here to draw out what is already there and use it to deliver amazing life-changing results.
The question we have on the docket today is about collagen and why it is a must for good skin.
Collagen is the most important structural protein that helps to strengthen the skin cells. It is often referred to as the body’s scaffolding because it essentially holds the skin, muscles, bones, and tissues together. Collagen, along with elastin, another protein, helps keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay and helps produce fresh, plump-looking skin.
As we age and partake in life–meaning drinking, smoking, eating sugar, and exposure to the sun–collagen breaks down, and the production of new collagen slows. Meaning the system maintaining firm, unwrinkled skin is out of service. In other words, according to The American Academy of Dermatology, as collagen diminishes, our skin loses its firmness and begins to sag, making wrinkles more permanent.
The excellent news is collagen is made within the body and can also be derived from plants and animals. This brings us back to the chaos at hand when approaching integrating collagen into your skincare routine. There are a lot of products that are packed with collagen to choose from, but unfortunately, they may not be as effective as you hope them to be.
The reality is that most topical products toting anti-aging, collagen-boosting results are ineffective. The molecular weight of collagen makes it nearly impossible to actually penetrate the epidermis. So, topical creams, ointments, and serums are only sitting on the surface of your skin, not dropping deep where collagen production needs to be sparked.
This is exactly why Dermaclara is so proud of what we do. We ditch all the fluff and empty promises and deliver a product that actually works. We approach skincare creatively, relying on what is already there, strengthening it, and using it to create firm up and heal the skin.
Our SILICONEFUSION™ patches create a microclimate that naturally encourages the skin to heal itself. When applied, the medical-grade silicone works to create an intensive and localized effect pulling moisture to the upper levels of the epidermis, naturally regulating collagen, boosting elasticity and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Instead of applying topical products unable to penetrate the skin and make a difference, Dermaclara flips skincare and works with what you already have, guaranteeing substantial change and beautiful results.