A study conducted by researchers at the Schiller University in Germany showed that woman's skin ages faster compared to man's skin.
Unfortunately for females, the German scientists proved that women lose the collagen in the skin faster than men. This means women lose the smoothness of their skin more rapidly than males. The level of collagen in the skin suggests the youth of the dermis.
"The dependence appeared to be sex-dependent, with women's skin losing collagen at faster rates than men's," stated the scientists at the Schiller University in Germany.
The organism produces high quantities of collagen during childhood and adolescence, but this production declines as time goes by.
Researchers measured the level of collagen with a new technique that uses laser and allows to examin skin's deeper layers.
The results were published in the latest edition of "Optics Letters" journal.
Researchers are hoping that the laser-based technique might ease the testing of new skin products.
"Some cosmetics are thought to change the content of collagen to the skin, but until now to measure that you had to cut out a piece of skin," told one of the dermatologists at Schiller University to WebMD.
Moreover, the German scientists claim that their discoveries could help studying skin diseases that modify the collagen level.
"Perhaps the technique could help monitor the progress of the disease, or the success of a treatment," said Johannes Koehler, one of the authors of the study.
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