How Much Collagen Do you Lose per Year?
Collagen naturally depletes every year past your late 20s, but have you ever wondered exactly how much you're losing annually? Several factors influence the amount of collagen you lose every year, such as your age, lifestyle, environmental factors, and genetics. However, studies show that in your mid-to-late 20s, it’s possible to lose about 1% of collagen per year. Additionally, for people experiencing menopause, a more dramatic drop of 30% in collagen production is seen during that time. This number may seem scary, but there are ways you can promote and protect collagen production every day. You can do this by (1) addressing lifestyle habits like adequate sun protection, (2) quitting smoking, (3) eating healthy, and (4) applying collagen-supporting topicals.