Why Is Collagen Important?

importance of collagen tips from RITUAL Skin Clinics in Alton and Alresford

Collagen, collagen, collagen. It’s the buzzword everyone is using… But what is it? Why is it important? And how can I get more?!!

Firstly, collagen is a protein that is made by our bodies naturally. It’s job is to form the structure or the framework of your cells and tissues.

I like to think of it as the scaffolding of the skin, holding it’s structure, form and firmness. It’s what makes youthful skin look plump and bouncy.

Over time collagen becomes damaged and mis-aligned so that structure, or scaffolding, is looking a bit wobbly and uneven.

To add to that, over time we naturally produce less and less collagen. And then suddenly, our natural collagen production falls off a cliff.

We produce a whooping 30% less collagen in the first 5 years of the menopause. 30%!

It’s a sudden and impactful change to the structure of our skin, to how we look and how we feel.

But don’t worry! There are loads and loads of things you can do to encourage, stimulate and add to your natural collagen.