Collagen masks have been popular in East Asia for years, but they’re starting to receive recognition around the globe. Made with cloth drenched in hydrolyzed collagen and other anti-aging ingredients, collagen masks are like super food for your face. By using them on a regular basis, you can make your skin smooth and supple while reducing the signs of aging, all in a matter of minutes.There are a number of ways to increase your skin’s collagen production, but one of the most convenient and effective way is by using a collagen mask. Applying the mask is quick and easy, but the benefits are immense.
1. Collagen is the most important building block of the skin
Collagen production decreases as you age, causing your skin to become thinner, drier, weaker, and less resilient. This leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. Once you reach the age of 30, your skin loses approximately 1.5% of its collagen stores each year. By the age of 40, your body has already lost about 15% of its natural collagen.Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body – it gives your skin strength and elasticity. Referred to as the ‘youth protein’, collagen accelerates the turnover of skin cells and provides support to the structure of your skin. Maximizing the collagen in your skin will keep it smooth, plump, and wrinkle-free. Collagen masks are designed to boost your skin’s collagen content and slow down collagen degradation.
2. Choose a collagen mask made with hydrolyzed collagen
Collagen is composed of amino acids that are essential to the maintenance of firm, youthful skin, but not all collagen products live up to the claims that surround them. Because collagen is a large protein, it cannot penetrate the dermis if you apply it to your skin as is. In order for collagen molecules to be absorbed by the skin, they need to be very small- so small they can penetrate the dermis layer of your skin.
Hydrolyzed collagen is a processed form of collagen that is obtained when you break down collagen fibers, through a process known as "Hydrolysis". This technology was invented and patented by the Japanese. Rather than providing amino acids that have to be broken down and then reassembled into collagen, hydrolyzed collagen is able to deliver small, usable chain peptides efficiently into our body. Hydrolyzed collagen penetrates the dermis, is absorbed into the bloodstream, and then triggers collagen production in the skin’s matrix.
3. Collagen masks offer distinct benefits
Drinking collagen is effective because it allows you to increase collagen production and enhance your skin from the inside out, but applying collagen to your skin also has its advantages. Collagen masks offer distinct benefits, owing to the fact that they cover so much of the skin’s surface and are infused with an array of ingredients that deeply penetrate and moisturize the skin. As an added benefit, when you leave collagen mask on your face, it hydrates and tightens the skin, giving you an instant facelift.
Why shell out big bucks at a spa when you can bring the spa home with a collagen facial mask? Collagen masks are a great way to maintain beautiful skin and give you an excuse to treat yourself each week. They come prepackaged in a pouch and are designed to fit over your face. They have holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth. Collagen masks are cost-effective, easy to use, and have no negative side effects, whereas other types of collagen treatments, like collagen injections, can be painful and costly.
5. Collagen masks amplify collagen production
Using a collagen mask amplifies your body’s natural collagen production cycle. When applied to the face, collagen masks offer long-term benefits. Other collagen treatments may give the skin a quick boost, but the effects are temporary. Collagen masks rejuvenate the skin by deeply moisturizing it and boosting collagen production, which eventually reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
To achieve the best results with collagen mask, wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt and makeup residue. While it’s not absolutely necessary, steaming your face beforehand may also be beneficial because it opens up the pores. Be sure to apply the mask evenly to ensure that the ingredients penetrate the skin evenly.
Because collagen is essential to
maintaining your skin’s strength, durability, and youthful appearance, it’s important
to maintain habits that promote collagen production. By applying a collagen
mask two to three times per week, you can give your skin the collagen-infused
boost it needs.
In addition to hydrolyzed marine collagen, LAC Taut® collagen mask contains other skin nourishing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, squalene, and citric acid made from fruits, all of which help to hydrate, brighten, and lift and tone. The collagen molecules are also small enough to penetrate your pores and into your dermis layer of your skin, triggering collagen production and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
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Taut® collagen mask
1. Repair, strengthen, and rejuvenate skin with collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is a major structural protein, making up about 75% of our skin. Skin with healthy collagen levels looks smooth, plump, and youthful. After the age of 25, however, collagen production slows and you start to lose approximately 1.5% of your collagen each year. The breakdown of collagen causes the skin to get thinner and leads to the formation of wrinkles.
Collagen gives the skin its strength and smooth appearance, so it’s crucial to protect and promote collagen growth. The active collagen fragments in collagen drinks are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body and to the skin. Skin cells called fibroblasts produce collagen.
Collagen drinks containing hydrolyzed collagen promote collagen synthesis by stimulating these fibroblasts to produce new collagen. Clinical studies shows ingesting 10,000mg a day for a period of 8 weeks help to increase skin thickness and collagen density, reduce wrinkles. See Clinical studies.
2. Hydrolyzed collagen can be absorbed into the bloodstream, and stay in the dermis of our skin
In their natural state, collagen molecules are too big to penetrate the skin’s surface, so the effectiveness of many topical collagen products is limited. Collagen molecules are also too large for your body to absorb when ingested. The process of hydrolysis breaks collagen down into fragments that are small enough for your digestive enzymes to break down completely. Hydrolyzed collagen consists of small peptides with low molecular weight that are easily digested, absorbed, and distributed throughout the body.
While traditional collagen serums only penetrate the top layer of the skin, hydrolyzed collagen is more easily absorbed by the body and can thus boost collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. A 1999 study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology showed that orally administered hydrolyzed collagen was digested and more than 90% of it was absorbed within 6 hours, with measurable accumulation in the skin and cartilage.
3. Collagen drinks are better than powder or pills
Collagen supplements come in all forms, including tablets, capsules, chewables, softgels, powders, and even marshmallows. The problem with collagen pills and powders is that they could pass through your digestive system without being broken down. Pills are also hard for some people to swallow. Moreover, they typically contain fillers, binders, stabilizers, and chelating agents, making them less potent than liquid supplements.
The secret to success with collagen supplementation is taking collagen in liquid form. Collagen drinks are absorbed into your bloodstream faster than other supplements because the collagen is already dissolved in the liquid. Collagen drinks are also a lot more convenient than pills and powders. They come ready-made in small bottles that you can easily carry in your purse, so you can drink them on the go. No messes or mixing necessary. Additionally, collagen drinks are a lot more potent than other collagen supplements, so you can get a higher dose of collagen.
4. The higher the potency, the better
While there is no recommended daily allowance for collagen, high-end supplements typically contain more than 5,000mg of collagen. For maximum results, drinking a collagen supplement with at least 7,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen is recommended. Anything less than that simply isn’t potent enough. LAC Taut® Premium Collagen drink contains 13,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen per 1.7oz bottle, which is two to six times the concentration of other collagen drink brands.