How to increase collagen levels in the skin?
“Can collagen gives you young, bouncy and firm skin?”
Many would have heard about collagen and its importance in preserving skin health.
But…. what exactly is collagen and what does it do?
What is collagen and what is the benefits of collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in skin, contributing to the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Around the age of 30, collagen levels in the skin drop by approximately 1% every year.
Other factors such as UV exposure, pollution, smoking, and sugar consumption generate free radicals which damage collagen and accelerate collagen breakdown. Collagen loss translates into fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and loss of firmness of the skin as we grow older.
What can be done to boost collagen production?
There is good evidence from clinical trials that collagen peptide consumption for 8 weeks increases skin collagen content, with noticeable improvements in wrinkle depth, skin elasticity, reduction of cellulite, and stronger nails!
When considering a collagen supplement, look for hydrolysed collagen peptides such as the Collagen Lift Red Carpet drink, which is more easily absorbed and available to the skin for new collagen formation. It also contains hyaluronic acid, Mediterranean seaweed, and vitamin C, which assist in the production of collagen within the skin.
Healthsprings is the authorised seller of Collagen Lift Red Carpet drink
Retinoid-containing products help in regulating gene functions for skin cell turnover, collagen production, and repair of damaged skin. It is one of the most proven skincare compounds for reducing signs of ageing.
Serums with antioxidants such as our Vitamin C serum and Crystal White gel reduce damage from free radicals and oxidative stress, thus preserving collagen levels in the skin.
Of course, having healthy habits such as reducing sugar intake, eating clean, regular exercise (especially resistance training), avoiding excessive sun exposure, and cutting out cigarettes – go a long way in reducing damage and breakdown of collagen.
Interested in any of our aesthetic programs that can boost your collagen levels and reduce your skin age? Make an appointment with our doctors today!
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