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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Aging is kind of a bummer, am I right?
Even though our mothers gave us the heads-up that things are going to change, we then wake up one morning (approx. age 35 for me) and realize that 1) Things HAVE changed, along with 2) Mom was right…AGAIN . And unfortunately, our skin is usually where we see the effects of aging in our bodies first. From dryness, to volume loss and fine lines, to perhaps even the oh-so-unfair adult onset acne, time has a way of wreaking havoc on our once pristine skin.
But the great news is, we can reduce these effects by nourishing our skin from the inside, out. And as a registered dietitian, I’m here to provide a few proven nutrition tips and real-life tricks, to nourish your skin to help keep it glowing and healthy for years to come.
Protecting your skin from the sun is important, no matter what time of year it is, but it’s especially vital in the summertime. While you might want to bare your skin in the summer to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed complexion, UVA and UVB radiation from the sun can wreak havoc on your skin and cause premature aging if you aren’t careful.
UVA rays, which account for 90 to 95 percent of the UV radiation that reaches the earth, penetrate deep layers of the skin and cause tanning. UVB radiation accounts for only 5 to 10 percent of solar radiation, but it damages the epidermis, or surface layer of the skin, causing sunburn.
UVA rays cause the collagen in your skin to break down at a higher rate than normal aging . They do this by penetrating the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, and lead to the abnormal buildup of elastin. This elastin accumulates and results in the production of enzymes that break down collagen.
The more sun exposure you get, the worse the damage becomes. UV radiation also creates free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that increase the number of enzymes that break down collagen. An excessive amount of free radicals in your body can also weaken your vascular system, cause poor circulation, and lead to deteriorated eye health.
You’ve probably heard of good fats and bad fats, but what about good sugars and bad sugars? Sugar is a carbohydrate that is naturally found in a variety of foods. An example of good sugar is the naturally occurring sugar found in whole foods like fruits and vegetables. This type of sugar is bundled with water, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Bad sugar consists of regular table sugar or the refined stuff you find in sodas, candy, ketchup, or baked goods. The average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar each day . Many of us consume sugar without even realizing it because ready-made foods, even savory ones like pasta sauce and bread, often contain sugar.