Should A Collagen Mask Have Collagen In It?

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Many people believe that using a collagen mask can help prevent the signs of aging from appearing on the face. Collagen is a protein that helps keep the skin firm and smooth and loss of collagen causes wrinkles, fine lines, skin sagging, and other signs of aging to appear. The question is, can a collagen mask really help or is it just a waste of money?

Collagen masks are available for use at home and there are also collagen mask treatments in spas. The mask is applied on the face and left there for a specific period of time. The mask can come in the form of cream or pre-cut sheets that are made to fit the contour of the face with holes cut out for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Some collagen masks are effective while some are not so how can you tell which is which?


The basic thing you should know when it comes to choosing collagen masks is masks that contain collagen are ineffective. It might seem contradictory but it certainly is true. Collagen cannot be applied topically to the face as its molecules are too big to penetrate the pores of the skin. The collagen proteins just stay on the skin's surface where it may produce some change in the skin. The effects, however, wear off when the face is washed and the product is removed.


The same thing goes for collagen creams, lotions, and gels. Skin care products and treatments that use collagen are useless and you are only wasting your money on them. The molecular structure of collagen stays the same no matter if it is in solid or liquid form or if it is in creams, gels, and other skin care product.


So, what makes a collagen mask effective? Collagen masks that are effective are those that are made with ingredients that stimulate the body to produce more collagen protein. The best collagen boosting ingredients are natural ones like avocado oil, grapeseed oil, cynergy TK, and phytessence wakame. These increase the amount of collagen in the skin while also delivering other skin benefits like protection from free radical damage. Free radical damage also contributes to loss of collagen in the skin.


Skin care products that contain these ingredients will produce the same effects. Just make sure that the product is made with all natural ingredients. Things are not always what they seem and just because it is called a collagen mask does not necessarily mean that it has to have collagen in it.


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Tasha D. Crowell has a passion is to write about skin and body care.  She gives the public informative information about how you can take care of your skin. Visit her site to discover new cutting edge and anti-aging skin care secrets and information!

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This article was published on 2010/11/10