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Peptides and Collagen | gfacemd | wellesley

Peptides, also called polypeptides, are naturally found in our skin. Additionally, they are added to many different skincare products for great added benefits. Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins needed in the skin. The polypeptide chains make up key proteins such as collagen. As we age, the production of collagen decreases causing more wrinkles and making the skin appear dull. Adding peptides to your skincare routines helps stimulate the production of more collagen leading to more youthful skin. Peptides are able to penetrate the top layers of the skin providing benefits on an even deeper level. There are many different types of peptides all working to help skincare concerns such as improving skin color and hydration while promoting collagen production.

Collagen plays a major role in the foundation of your bones, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. There are four different types of collagen that all play important roles within your body. 90% of the collagen found throughout your body is type I. Type I provides structure to your bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, and more. Type II is used to help cushion your joints, and type III helps support muscles, organs, and arteries. Type IV is the type we will focus on as it is found in the layers of your skin. When it comes to your skin, collagen is responsible for keeping your skin youthful by improving elasticity and reducing sagging.

It is important to realize what else could be decreasing the production of collagen within your body. Eating too much sugar can interfere with your body’s ability to create and repair collagen. Getting too much sunshine can reduce collagen production. Add it to the list of reasons why you should wear sunscreen every day of the year! Smoking can also reduce collagen production and it can also lead to more wrinkles and signs of aging. As you see how valuable and important the production of collagen is for your skin and your overall health, we realize the importance of adding peptides into your skincare routine, especially as you age. Peptides are found throughout many different skincare products like face wash, serums, creams, masks, and more. Identify your skin type and goals, and find which peptide will benefit you most.

In conclusion, peptides are able to provide great benefits because they are already familiar to our bodies. You should not have any adverse reactions with peptide products because our bodies naturally respond to peptides instead of reacting. One of our favorite peptide products is our Soyier Skin Formule Peptidique: Innovative Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Formula. This groundbreaking, highly advanced eye treatment contains leading-edge technology using anti-aging peptides, lactic and glycolic acids, to revitalize, nourish, and calm the tender and thin skin around the eyes. This innovative peptide complex specifically targets the signs of aging and promotes the production of collagen and elastin, thereby diminishing the stubborn lines and wrinkles under the eyes.

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