Collagen and elastin: precious allies for our skin
Our skin to stay healthy and firm in the years needs elements and basic care. To give the skin the utmost care, you need to understand how it is formed and what are the proteins that comprise it.
The epidermis: get to know her!
The epidermis is composed of five layers, some more superficial and other deeper:
- basal layer: is the deepest layer of the epidermis, where the cylindrical or cubic cells which can multiply, divide and replace surface skin cells, lost or desquamate during the day.
- Stratum spinosum: Here you shape and body and texture, keratin which resides not only in nails and hair, but also to the skin;
- shiny layer;
- Shiny layer: otherwise known as "cute", is the most superficial. This "portion" can be divided into two main parts in turn: the most profound, in which cells are joined, and the most superficial, where cells instead are disjoint (that's why your skin you can scale).
The skin is an organ, and safeguards: for this must be dynamic, constantly renewing itself. The elements that help us in this process of renewal are two: collagen and elastin.
This protein is essential: made up nearly 25% of our body and is classified as "connective tissue". It is produced naturally in our bodies and has some key features like prevent skin dehydration, maintaining elasticity and tone of the tissues and minimalization of wrinkles. Collagen may be reintroduced for aesthetic reasons, through several surgeries and injections through the practice of filler.
L ’ elastin
acts as a support to the connective tissue: why it is so important. This protein gives tone to the tissues, while maintaining its shape. Elastin can be stimulated and kept alive thanks to facial massages, to prevent facial expressions, due to stress and bad posture, the depotenzino.
Help to keep your skin healthy and active and its components? Look at this video, and discover the powers of self-massage, also remember to incorporate into your diet nuts and oily fish, foods rich in omega three, good fats that help the reserves and the production of collagen.