Collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin are all gradually lost as you age. Why is replacing lost collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin important to good skin care?

If you’ve spent time researching skin care, and why aging skin forms those wrinkles, crows feet and fine lines that are so annoying, you will come across collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. All of these are very important to skin health, and today we will answer the questions why does the skin wrinkle as you age, and how does increasing collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin reverse this?

And in particular we will explain what hyaluronic acid  is, and why it’s good for your skin.

As you age your skin ages with you. There’s a range of reasons why this happens, including cigarette smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, excess exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, the formation of free radicals, drinking too much alcohol as well as some genetic factors.

Some of this you can do something about and some of it you can’t. However the end result is that your skin gradually loses its essential stores of the important skin proteins called collagen and elastin. You may have heard that changes to the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin on your face reduces skin elasticity which thereby leads to those wrinkles, fine lines and facial creases.

Whilst increasing the skin’s stores of collagen and elastin will help to improve skin elasticity there are other things you can do to improve skin elasticity and to attack the cause of premature wrinkles. One of these involves hyaluronic acid and hyaluronidase.Collagen Hyaluronic Acid

You may have heard that Japanese women have some of the best skin in the world. Of course Japanese women age like all of us, so researchers started to investigate why they don’t seem to suffer from wrinkling of the skin as much as some of the rest of us.

And the research has discovered why. It’s a substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in many foods eaten by the Japanese, and it seems to be an extremely important factor in repairing damage caused to the skin resulting from ageing.

An adequate supply of hyaluronic acid helps keep our skin smooth and allows it to retain moisture better. And as we age our skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture, and is more likely to get that thin, dry feel. That’s why we need moisturizers. Or even better, high quality natural skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid.

Like collagen, hyaluronic acid helps keep our skin supple and elastic which in turn helps us reduce the appearance of aging on your skin as you get older. It helps our skin “plump” as well.

And Japanese women are eating plenty of hyaluronic acid in their food. But there’s more. You see there is also an enzyme in skin called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid. As an adequate supply of hyaluronic acid is essential for good skin health you certainly don’t want it broken down.

One of the foods almost solely eaten by the Japanese is seaweed, in particular a seaweed called Phytessence Wakame. And the active ingredients found in Phytessence Wakame reduce the ability of hyaluronidase to break down your skin’s stores of hyaluronic acid. This is extremely useful and one of the major reasons why Japanese women exhibit such great skin as they get older.

The best skin care products attack skin ageing, and the cause of skin wrinkles, by both improving the skin’s stores of collagen and elastin as well as reducing the ability of hyaluronidase in the skin to attack the hyaluronic acid. This is done by including the active ingredients of Phytessence Wakame in the products. Phytessence Wakame is almost a “secret ingredient”, it works so well to protect your hyaluronic acid.

And studies have shown that these products which both increase elastin and collagen in the skin and reduce the effects of hyaluronidase work extremely well to attack the causes of premature wrinkles, to keep the skin more supple and elastic, keep the skin better moisturized and looking better overall. You should see results from their use within weeks.

In fact the company that makes these products is so proud of them that they offer each of their customers a money back guarantee. This is very rare in the anti aging skin care industry.
So there you have some of the most important information there is on preventing wrinkles. The important components of your skin, namely collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin are all broken down with ageing. But the best skin care products can reverse this.

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