19 Aug

When we think about collagen in your skin we often relate it to skin aging. It’s true that this protein plays a role in the youthfulness of your skin and knowing that collagen makes up 75 percent of skin’s support structure, it’s a good idea to take care of it. Maintaining a healthy diet. Protein-rich foods will supply the amino acids your body needs to produce collagen, it also gets some help from other nutrients, like vitamin C, zinc, and copper. To maximize collagen production, eat a varied diet of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 this is the best way to ensure healthy collagen. Make sure to wear it every day as even winter sunlight exposure can have an effect, your first line of defence is to protect the collagen you have, rather than trying to make up for bad sun protection habits later. Work with your body’s natural production of collagen. Reducing alcohol consumption and stopping smoking can have a huge impact on boosting your skins collagen, those two habits are associated with collagen deterioration that leads to the formation of wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows, the crow’s feet and etches “smile” lines in deeper. Massage your skin. There’s a small amount of data suggesting that regular skin massage may help encourage the formation of collagen and enhance the benefits of anti-aging creams. Giving your skin a little bit of love can uplift your collagen as well as your wellbeing. 

Kim Fletcher


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