Your Skin’s Structure
Collagen and elastin fibers in skin form a structure that maintains skins firmness and elasticity. These protein fibers breakdown or degrade over time and one factor that disrupts collagen formation is MMP (Matrix MetalloProteinase) reactions, which inhibits new healthy collagen from forming.
This causes skin to lose its youthful plumpness or volume and creating fine lines, deeper wrinkle formation and sagging skin.
New scientific advances and studies show that genetics play a key role in how our skin ages. Certain genetic markers indicate an inherent predisposition regarding the ability to protect dermal collagen and prevent it from breaking down.
Lifestyle and environmental factors can affect your collagen breakdown negatively, such as smoking, excessive exposure to sun and pollution.
All known to contribute to premature aging, loss of collagen and wrinkling.