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Everyone wants to have a youthful, healthy complexion for longer. You must hear much about “boosting collagen” to achieve smoother, more youthful skin. But what exactly does this mean?
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a major component of skin, accounting for nearly 80%. Collagen can be found in all body tissues, including hair, skin, bones, muscles, and skin. More than 28 types of collagen your body makes naturally to build a healthy body. It is vital to maintain the skin’s strength and elasticity. However, as with many other things, collagen production decreases with age. This can cause the skin to lose its youthful appearance and sag. Vitamin C is a key ingredient in collagen production. Without it, the body cannot form, store, or synthesize collagen. It also holds cells together during collagen creation.
What does Collagen do?
Collagen is good for our skin. It’s not just good for keeping our skin young looking. What does collagen do:
- Allows for the growth of new cells and helps to replace and restore damaged skin cells.
- Protects delicate organs such as the kidneys
- Resist tension and pressure, strengthens bones, joints, and tendons
- Maintains skin elasticity
How to Restore Collagen in the Face
1. Facial Massage
Massage can stimulate collagen production and increase muscle memory. Toner will make your skin more elastic and help retain skin tightness. Additionally, blood circulation around the skin will increase which can lead to a radiant complexion.
2. Omega fatty acids and Vitamin A (Retinol)
Collagen creams can be a great way to restore collagen to the skin. However, it is important to choose a cream with enough collagen amino acids to penetrate the skin. Otherwise, the cream will just sit on top of your skin and have no effect on your skin’s health. They are not useless. Collagen creams can help keep your skin supple by preventing water loss.
3. Topic Vitamin C and Supplements
Vitamin C creams can be very beneficial in the production of collagen for the skin. Vitamin C creams not only help the skin hold collagen but also promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen. Without it, the skin will lose its elasticity and firmness
For collagen to be restored in the face and other parts of the body, it is important to eat foods rich in vitamin C and protein. This will help to slow down aging and reduce the risk of developing wrinkles
5. Reduce Alcohol Consumption
The skin’s ability produces collagen is decreased by alcohol. It also disrupts its natural antioxidant defense system, making it more susceptible to damage. Lines and wrinkles are more common in those who consume eight or more alcohol per week.
6. Keep hydrated
Keep your skin hydrated to prevent water loss. Collagen is able to bind water to the skin and condition it to maintain moisture. This results in brighter, more even-looking skin.
7. Get rid of stress and keep moving
Stress can cause inflammation and make it harder for the body to heal itself. This can accelerate skin aging. Exercise can not only maintain the tone and strength of our skin but also slow down the aging process by lowering stress.
8. Create Your Anti-aging Skincare Regimen
Sunscreen is essential for skin cancer prevention and for keeping the skin healthy and young. In the morning, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has SPF 30 or more. For the best anti-aging skin care, add Gua Sha facial massage to La Coéss REVITALISÉ Face Oil in the evening.
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