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Age is a funny old thing (if you’ll excuse the pun). With age comes wisdom, confidence, experience; but, age also comes with some physical changes that aren’t so endearing. Ageing can have a dramatic effect on your skin, but there are things you can do to help. First, though, it’s important to understand how your skin works, and what changes ageing can bring.

Beauty is only skin deep?

Let’s start with the basics. Your skin has three main layers; epidermis, dermis and a subcutaneous layer. Your epidermis is the skin you see - full of cells, proteins and blood vessels; this layer protects you from the elements and helps keep moisture and warmth inside your body. Your dermis and subcutaneous skin lay beneath your epidermis and house more blood vessels, sweat and oil glands, nerves and hair follicles.

The passage of time

As you age, there are a number of ways your skin will change. For starters, your epidermis will begin to thin out, and your pigment cells will reduce in size - with the remaining pigment increasing in size. What does this mean for your appearance? Paler, more transparent skin, and an increased likelihood of age spots, particularly in sun-exposed areas.

Beware the sun!

Sun damage really is the most prevalent cause of premature ageing, and even in the UK where the sunshine rarely feels particularly strong, it’s actually vital that you’re protecting your skin each and every day. You should be using a hydrating facial moisturiser with SPF 30+, even if you wear makeup with additional SPF protection. Also use SPF protection on your hands and forearms - key ageing areas due to prolonged exposure.

Stretching it out

Now, let’s talk elasticity. Collagen fibres nestle within your skin structure to provide support whilst elastin fibres are there to provide flexibility and support. Ageing, as well as genetic factors and life events like swift weight loss/gain or pregnancy, can put the elasticity of your body under strain. Over time (from as early as your mid-20s)  you’ll begin to produce less collagen and you body’s elastin begins to lose its durable strength. The result? Loose, sagging skin, wrinkles and folds.

Fighting for time

Whilst there are no miracle cures for the ageing process (yet!), one of the keys to fighting Father Time is hydration. Drinking plenty of water and gentle exfoliation twice a week are simple but effective ways of staying hydrated and keeping your skin cells in tip-top condition. Investing in products containing hyaluronic acid and aloe vera is a good place to start when it comes to combating ageing. Hyaluronic acid offers incredibly deep hydration, and aloe vera combines natural healing properties with great hydration.

Supply and demand

Taking a supplement of 100% pure collagen can also help benefit your skin as well as promoting healthy joints. Whilst collagen supplements won’t directly replace lost collagen, it is claimed that these supplements can help stimulate production.  As you get older it’s also beneficial to take a daily supplement of vitamins and minerals designed for yout sex and age range, and of course maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle!

Posted in Pure Col Anti-Ageing Skin Care By Sanctum Health
Today the beauty and health industries increasingly stress the anti-ageing qualities of their products. One such product that has received recent coverage is collagen. As we age our natural production decreases reducing by 1.5% per annum after the age of 25, so by 45 your body wil have lost 30%. Externally this reduction in collagen can be seen by the development of fine lines and wrinkles, but internally the damage is unseen. Regular consumption of hydrolysed collagen capsules, such as Pure-Col, may stimulate collagen production thus helping the body fight the telltale signs of ageing.Read More
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19 Oct 2012 10:49:08

Collagen is a major structural protein used in the formation of the body's connective tissues including, tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage, as well as skin, hair, and nails. Unfortunately as we age, from around 25 years, our bodies naturally produce less collagen. This reduction in collagen production may be associated in part to a number of conditions related to ageing. Collagen is used as a catalyst in the metabolic process of protein synthesis. Collagen tablets may help the body's repair work, and thus have an anti-ageing affect.

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Which Collagen Supplement Is Best

20 Mar 2012 13:14:56

There are 14 collagens that make up most of the body's skin, tendons, bone, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Collagen products on the market tend to be collagen Type II, collagen matrix, and the collagen derivative products such as glucosamine-chondroitin. Of the three, the collagen matrix has tested superior to the others. A hydrolysed collagen matrix such as Pure-Col is a safe, formulated substance that stimulates the production of many different kinds of collagen. The collagen matrix, formulated from pure collagen, can produce incredible results in the human body when used on a regular basis. Results can be seen within a few days to weeks.Read More
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Benefits of Collagen Supplements

16 Feb 2012 15:09:51

There are many potential benefits of collagen supplements, amongst them improved joint health, faster wound healing, weight loss, and wrinkle reduction.Read More
Posted in Pure Col By John Crowshaw
There has been much written about collagen supplements, and there are many various products available today for a wide variety of prices, but do they work and are they all the same?Read More
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Collagen The Tie that Binds

28 Oct 2010 12:46:49

Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that makes up the white fibers (collagenous fibers) of skin, tendon, bone, cartilage, and all other connective tissues. It is also found dispersed in gels of the body to provide stiffening, such as in the vitreous humour of the eye.Read More
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How the Body Rebuilds Itself

28 Oct 2010 12:45:10

Young people have pituitary glands that produce and abundance of GH (Growth Hormone). With aging, this hormone steadily decreases and the emphasis shifts to collagen. Collagen's function in the body is to convert its natural protein molecules into the essential amino acids that are required by the body. Thus, collagen performs the important maintenance function of the body.Read More
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Pure Col celebrity testimonials

22 Oct 2010 14:44:16

Testimonials from the stars who benefit from Pure Col.Read More
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How to take Pure Col

22 Oct 2010 14:38:40

Confused about how should be taking Pure Col. Take a look...Read More
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