Yes, you’re getting old. You see proof of this fact the minute you wake up. Heck, you even have nightmares about it. You keep telling yourself “You got it all under control”, religiously following your beauty routine in a desperate attempt to stop what seems to be inevitable — aging.
However, no matter how much moisturizer you put on…no matter how carefully you follow the instructions on the bottle, your lines just seem to keep on adding up and the old lines just keep on getting deeper. You’re lost and you just don’t know what else to do.
Stop being a victim and take control. It may sound like a cliché’ but knowledge really is power. Unless you know exactly what happens to your body that causes wrinkles, then you won’t really ever know how to fight it.
Why Am I Getting Wrinkles Faster?
If you’re asking this question already, it means you’re probably within five years of menopause. Experts explain that during this period, your collagen level drop by 30 percent, leading to more wrinkles and fine lines.
Why is Collagen Important?
Collagen is important for firm skin. It is a type of protein that supports and connects bodily tissues such as skin and muscles, like glue that holds the body together. Experts say without it, the body can literally fall apart. With this, I’m sure you already understand how important it is to keep our collagen level up if you want your face to look and feel firm.
How Do I Keep My Collagen Level Up?
There are a number of ways to keep your collagen level up even if you’re menopausal already. Since you can’t do much on the aging part, what you can do is delay the process. How? By fighting off free radicals. Why? Because free radicals damage cells and in the process, hasten aging. To fight off free radicals, you can eat healthy and opt for foods that are rich in antioxidants. You can also moisturize regularly with organic products that have antioxidants like the Moroccan Argan oil. Antioxidants provide free radicals with their missing electrons. This stops them from stealing from and damaging healthy cells. Organic products like Argan oil also facilitate cell regeneration which is believed to fight off aging as well. Cell regeneration is the process of replacing dying cells by healthier ones. Better cells, better body, better skin.
Other treatments include retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Vitamin C. All are believed to build collagen for healthy, firmer skin. If you’re still unsatisfied, then injecting collagen is another option. There are also laser treatments that trigger collagen production.