It’s the middle layer of the skin; it’s held together by a protein called collagen. This layer of skin gives flexibility and strength to the skin, and it provides the receptor for touch and pain.
This layer is mainly composed of these three types of tissues;
- elastic tissue
- reticular fibre
Within this layer of skin, it consists of
- Sebaceous glands: produces oil to maintain the moisture in our skin.
- Hair follicles: growing hair
- Sweat glands: regulating the body temperature
- Nerves endings: where we feel the pain, itchiness, or feel the cold
- Blood vessels: distributing blood, eliminating toxins, and supplying the blood to the epidermis.
Remember, this is where the collagen sits. Collagen is the protein that maintains the glow and flawless, youthful complexion.
As we age, especially after 25, our collagen production declines at an average rate of 1.5% per year. Other factors cause a decline in the collagen production in our body, such as environmental damage and our diet.
The most sincere skincare tip: apply sunscreen every morning regardless of the weather, and take collagen supplements. I rely on them to maintain healthy skin and lesser hair-fall from the pressure I am currently facing.