Collagen and Skin PH level
Collagen is a type of protein which makes up the structure of our cells and tissues. There are 28 types of collagen with the first type accounting for 90% of the collagen in the human body. Collagen is composed of amino acids, glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. It is found in the connective tissue, tendons, bones, and cartilage. It plays an important role in cellular process which is why it is extremely important to maintain the collagen we have. Losing collagen causes soggier skin because , hollowed out under eyes, wrinkles, thinner hair, and others.
Women tend to lose collagen at the age of thirty however when they reach menopause women lose about 30% of the collagen. To prevent this we can take collagen supplements to compromise for what we are losing.
The optimal ph level in skin between face and body is between 4.7 and 5.75 making it mildly acidic. The ph level is created by the skins mantle, the level varies depending on gender, age, and where it is located on body.
The PH leave differs depending on how exposed the skin is. For example the armpit and genital areas tend to be more acidic than exposed areas of skin.
Factors that can alter the ph level of skin is sweat, detergents, cosmetics, antibacterial products, and a few more. Having an unbalanced skin pH can lead to acne and breakouts. Using a toner helps neutralize the alkalinity of skin to making it the optimal ph for skin.