As we age, our collagen production levels slow down, and so does our skin’s ability to stay plump and supple. So, how do we retain a youthful look? While taking supplements and adjusting your diet may help, you may also want to add a collagen cream to your skincare regimen.
Like many skincare ingredients, there’s no guarantee that collagen will turn back the clock, but we talked to the experts about why you still might want to consider including it in your lineup. “Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it’s the major component of connective tissue in the skin,” says Dr. Lesley Rabach, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and cofounder of LM Medical NYC. “It’s very important because it gives your skin structure and strength.”
“As we age, our natural collagen production slows down,” Dr. Dennis Gross, board-certified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, and founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare says. “A number of factors that slow collagen production include genetics, sun exposure, and aging itself. The only way to get more collagen into the skin is to apply topical ingredients that stimulate your own production of collagen.”