Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Improving Collagen Levels In Your Skin.


As we know, the amount of collagen in your skin decreases over time.  It is said that one way to improve collagen in your skin is by using supplements but that is not proven and it is not vegetarian so I for one will not take it.  Fortunately, there are other ways to improve the amount of collagen so your skin doesn't show signs of aging as much.

One way is to increase the amount of hyaluronic acid in your diet. It is found in foods with amino acids such as beans, root vegetables, and soy. It can also be taken as a supplement.  Increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid in your diet will improve your collagen levels.

In addition, make sure you have enough vitamin C in your diet since this is one vitamin that your body cannot produce. Vitamin C can help protect your skin and helps boost collagen production by the body.  Vitamin C can either be taken via supplement or via foods such as oranges, green leafy vegetables, and other foods.

Furthermore, there has been a study which seems to show that people who take aloe steroids as part of their diet, experienced increased production of hyaluronic acid and collagen. In some, it doubled the production while the appearance of facial wrinkles decreased.  

There is a recommendation people should make sure to increase the amount of antioxidants in your diet.  Although, antioxidants do not improve collagen production, they do protect help the amount of collagen do a better job.  Researchers have looked at using retinol, a specific type of antioxidant that helps boost collagen in levels in the skin and help collagen last longer, while blocking enzymes that destroy it.  You will find retinol in many, many skin products and there is research to show this works. In addition, products with peptides used on the face will help improve collagen production.  Peptides are short chains of amino acids used to make proteins and collagen by the body.

Of course, it is important to wash and exfoliate the face on a regular basis helps protect the collagen levels in the skin. Furthermore, finish off your morning routine should include a layer of sunscreen to help protect your skin from both UV rays and environmental factors.  Both UV and environmental factors such as dust, smoke, and pollution can impact collagen levels.  

Many skin care products that include collagen, advertise that your skin will use the collagen to reduce visible signs of aging and wrinkles but that isn't true.  The size of the collagen molecules in these preparations are actually too large to pass through the skin to the lower levels and do not do anything. As mentioned earlier it is better to rely on products with retinol, vitamin C, and peptides since the skin can absorb those.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Take care and have a great week.

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