We have all heard the importance of collagen when it comes to the fight against aging. The key words are natural collagen not synthetic or animal collagen. Advertising executives take great liberties when it comes to selling anti aging creams and lotions. Buyer beware is the phrase of the day!

The reality is that we do need collagen. We need the natural collagen that our bodies produce all by themselves. We use this protein in our bones, nails, hair, joints and skin. It is crucial in the fight against aging because it keeps our skin firm and wrinkle free. The problem is that as we get older our body naturally slows down production of this protein. This is why we start getting sagging skin and wrinkles.

Skin care companies want you to believe that you can simply rub on their cream and suddenly put collagen back into your body. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Natural collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin, the molecules are simply too large. It is a physical impossibility. No matter how much they try to convince you otherwise, you will not put collagen into your skin by simply using a cream or lotion, period.

You can however, stimulate the body to start producing more collagen by using specific ingredients in creams or lotions. This is a major difference, and actual truth. The…

Source by Amy S. Johnson