Good friends of our skin – collagen and hyaluronic acid
There are two real and, above all, natural active ingredients that are superstars among the main skin care substances. They help us to youthfully smooth skin and a beautiful complexion and very effectively prevent early aging of the skin. These are collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Many women are familiar with these substances exclusively in connection with beauty corrections, but few know that the two active ingredients are quite natural beautifiers are produced by the body itself and have a very important function, especially for the skin.
What are collagen and hyaluronic acid and how do they affect the skin?
In the natural biological process, collagen and hyaluronic acid play together. The natural collagen as a protein, enters into a bond with natural elastin to form a fibrous network that is bound into a gel-like structure of moisture-binding hyaluronic acid and other active ingredients. The Hyaluronic acid can, however, do more than bind moisture. It fights free radicals and is an important support for the skin’s elastin fibers.
These so constructed Collagen fibers ensure in the middle layers of the skin that our connective tissue is firm and elastic remains. If the skin loses collagen and endogenous hyaluronic acid due to environmental influences or the aging process and if these are not produced again in sufficient quantities, the connective tissue slackens and with it the skin. This leads to Wrinkling and a sallow, sagging complexion.
What can cosmetic products and diet do for the formation of collagen and hyaluronic acid?
Collagen can be produced by the body itself, but the formation of collagen can also be stimulated externally by cosmetic products and by an appropriate diet. In addition, collagen can be supplied to the body from the outside.
In the stages of life when the body no longer produces enough collagen itself, an effective care can certainly slow down the skin aging process. Special active ingredients in anti-aging products can stimulate the cells to produce new collagen again. Antioxidants play a major role here, e.g. in the form of Q10 and the vitamins C and E can protect the skin from free radicals and promote the body’s own production of collagen.
Hyaluronic acid is also effective in cosmetic products. It plumps up the skin and helps it to Moisture store.
In the diet play especially animal foods play a major role. Meat, bones, gelatin and eggs, among other things, provide a lot of collagen. Here, nutrition experts repeatedly recommend the well-tried bone broth. It contains particularly high levels of collagen, but also hyaluronic acid. In addition Fruits very effective, which contain a high amount of vitamin C (e.g. citrus fruits, as well as red vegetables and fruits), which have active substances that smooth the skin and antioxidant have an effect.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid in corrective beauty medicine.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid also occupy an important place in corrective beauty medicine. Since they are endogenous substances, they are used in the field of Wrinkle injections and the Skin smoothing favored active ingredients. They are well absorbed and degraded by the body and thus entail practically no health risks as substances.
Unlike, for example, Botox, which is a neurotoxin that smoothes the skin via controlled paralytic effects, collagen and hyaluronic acid are natural fillerswhich plumps up the skin and which the body can easily accept. The effect of skin smoothing with collagen or hyaluronic acid injections is at least as long as with Botox treatment, possibly even longer. They can also be broken down again very easily by the body.