• Elastin and collagen are structural proteins that bind blood vessels and nerves and specialized cells to form tissues and organs. Elastin gives flexibility whereas collagen provides the firmness to a tissue. Elastin and collagen are abundant in the dermal layer of the skin. As a person ages, the ability to produce and to repair these proteins gradually diminishes, resulting in wrinkles and a decrease in the thickness of the skin.
  • As people age, natural collagen, a protein found in the skin, cartilage, bone, and tendons, breaks down and dissipates, this results in wrinkles and causes the skin to sag. However, with proper exercise and diet, this process can be procastinated. Infact i read at that there are certain creams that help increase the collagen level of your skin, thereby reducing wrinkles.
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