Dry, irritated skin can actually trigger collagen loss due to skin inflammation and may be an indication that your skin has lost water and is at an increased risk for further inflammation. In the process, a loss of collagen causes skin inflammation, which just loops back around to dry, irritated skin.
Chronic inflammation of the skin (caused by skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema) may lead to increased collagen loss in the skin. Proteins lost in the wound healing process may never be replenished if your skin does not get a chance to heal itself properly, and to replace lost collagen.
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