Collagen is a protein that is found in the skin, bones, muscles, and other connective tissues in the body. It provides structural support and helps to keep tissues strong and flexible. As we age, the body's natural production of collagen slows down, leading to a gradual loss of collagen over time.
The age at which collagen loss begins can vary depending on several factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors. However, it is generally believed that collagen production starts to decline in the late 20s or early 30s.
By the age of 40, most people have experienced a noticeable decline in collagen production, which can lead to visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and joint pain. Additionally, exposure to factors such as UV radiation, smoking, and poor nutrition can accelerate collagen loss and contribute to premature aging.
To help slow down collagen loss, it is important to adopt healthy lifestyle habits such as eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and quitting smoking.
Dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and biostimulators also help slow the collagen loss.