Collagen is the protein substance that is responsible for skin’s firm appearance. When collagen begins to deplete, the skin is no longer able to support itself, and it begins to “fold in” on itself. This aging process can result in fine lines and wrinkles, crepe-like skin or even deeper lines and wrinkles. No area on your body is immune from the breakdown of collagen, but as you’ll see below, the causes for decreases in collagen make your face the most likely place where you’ll first see visible signs. Though a personalized anti-aging skin care regimen that includes all three aspects of Inclusive Health® (Looking Better, Living Better and Feeling Better) can reduce the appearance of depleted collagen, you’ll make better decisions about how to structure your anti-aging regimen if you understand the factors that contribute to collagen breakdown.
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Natural aging, known as Genetic Aging, is typically the most common cause of the depletion of collagen in an individual’s body. Over time, despite any preventative measures that you may take, the body just slows down in its production of collagen just like it slows down in many of its other functions. While a healthy diet that’s rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Antioxidants can help to keep skin firmer, the age at which your skin begins to slow down and deplete collagen is predetermined by your genetic makeup. You can decrease the speed and severity of the breakdown through healthy lifestyle choices, but the body’s natural aging progression will eventually lead to less natural collagen production.
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