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What is collagen?

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Collagen is found in the dermis and is the most abundant protein in the skin, making up 75% of this organ. This is also your fountain of youth. Collagen wards off wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, environmental factors and aging make it harder for your body to make collagen and can also break down collagen you already have.

From: An Overview of the Skin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Medical Association: "Atlas of the Human Body: Skin."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin Dictionary."

KidsHealth: "Skin, Hair, and Nails."

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Medical Association: "Atlas of the Human Body: Skin."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin Dictionary."

KidsHealth: "Skin, Hair, and Nails."

FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 02, 2018

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