Your skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. It provides a barrier to protect your body from invasions from viruses, bacteria, and a plethora of other possible environmental hazards.
In addition, your skin is also your body’s largest organ. It’s where sunlight is turned into essential vitamin D to keep your immune system, muscles, bones, and teeth strong.
Of course, the condition of your skin significantly impacts your appearance, as well as influencing the health of your hair and nails. This being said, it's important to take good care of your skin. The best skin health programs consist of two types of measures: protecting your existing skin and activating your cells in charge of making new skin.
Collagen makes up about 75% of healthy skin and it’s considered as the glue that holds your skin together, while giving it its strength and thickness. In conjunction with a closely related protein called elastin, collagen gives skin its unique elasticity properties that keep skin smooth and supple.
Collagen also reflects light to give skin a healthy glow. As much as 90% of the light that hits the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, actually goes through it into the dermis. Collagen fibers reflect the light back outward towards the world creating your radiance, luminosity, and glow.
Unfortunately, when collagen and elastin levels decrease and/or the quality of the collagen and elastin lessens, skin becomes thinner, weaker, less elastic, more transparent, drier, and reflects less light.
The good news is that skin is capable of continuously renewing itself throughout your life.
In the skin dermis, specialized cells called fibroblasts produce enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases to clear out old damaged collagen. In addition, fibroblasts produce anabolic enzymes that build new collagen and elastin.
A group of European researchers recently estimated that the average person* must make about 30 grams of skin collagen every day to properly rejuvenate their skin—30 grams may not sound like much, but that’s about one pound every 15 days. That takes a lot of enzyme activation!
*Note that the average person has about 20 square feet of skin weighing about 10 pounds.
This is where BioSil® is so important and helpful in your skin rejuvenation process.
BioSil helps protect existing collagen and elastin from being damaged by two leading causes of destruction – homocysteine and the stress hormone cortisol. More importantly, BioSil also naturally activates and supports key collagen and elastin building enzymes so they can properly do their job rejuvenating your skin.
It’s never too late to get your healthy, glowing, and smooth skin back by keeping your collagen and elastin levels in check with BioSil!