Collagen face masks are the latest rage in home care masks especially for reducing the signs of aging. Collagen is what is lost as the skin ages. It is responsible for holding together the tissues (the elastin and fibroblasts). Collagen is actually a protein that accounts for 25-35% of the protein in the body. This protein is what our skin uses to keep it firm and springy. Sometimes anti-aging experts will refer to collagen as the glue. Can you believe that we start losing collagen around the age of 25?
So, how can a mask that is applied to the face help collagen? Well, a topical collagen face mask helps to push collagen into the skin (because the mask is occlusive). When the liquid collagen is absorbed into the skin, it starts a physiological process in the skin. The skin cell cycles start to speed up. This process causes more collagen (your own) to be developed. This is why using a collagen mask once a week will keep your skin generating its own collagen. By generating your own collagen, your internal skin cells will speed up causing the skin to appear more youthful.
Collagen Face Masks – The Youth Ticket
Collagen face masks can be a gel mask or a cream. The preference at Bella Reina Spa is the gel mask, because the liquid collagen is high quality and combined with the hyaluronic acid, it will absorb into the skin faster.
- Gives the skin topical collagen for softness and suppleness
- Stimulates collagen production
- Hydrates and plumps up the skin
- Due to Hyaluronic Acid, the use of a collagen face mask attracts moisture to the skin
- Reduces signs of aging (fine lines, crows feet, rough skin) and creates softer skin texture
- Affordable at home spa treatment that nourishes the skin
The difference between having a collagen face mask treatment at a spa versus at home is 2-fold. The treatment at the spa may consist of a facial massage prior to application of the mask. This massage will stimulate the skin even further to absorb the ingredients. Secondly, the spa may offer ultrasound penetration of the ingredients which increases the absorption by 10,000 percent.
Getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines is a full time job after the age of 25. If you want to rejuvenate the skin and boost collagen production, a collagen face mask can be very beneficial in your anti-aging arsenal.