WHAT EXACTLY IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is your body’s most abundant and powerful protein. Collagen fibres are formed by the cross-linking and winding together of amino acids. It accounts for approximately 75% of the weight of your skin and 30% of your total protein mass. It is composed of long protein fibres that provide strength and hold the skin together. Collagen helps with skin cell repair and renewal, as well as skin moisture maintenance.
Collagen can be found in connective tissue, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, teeth, bones, heart valves, and even your eyes’ cornea. Although your skin contains a lot of collagen when you’re young, the supply diminishes as you get older, making your skin look thinner and more wrinkled. Botox horsham
Topically applying collagen is ineffective in maintaining youthful-looking skin, according to research. Collagen cannot penetrate the skin because it is composed of large protein molecules, making it difficult to reach the deeper layers of the skin. While it may aid in hydration, if you see hydrolyzed collagen advertised as a topical, miracle ingredient, pass on it. Instead, look for products that contain peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants that can boost collagen production and restore elastin. The anti-ageing products from Theraderm are specifically designed to slow the degradation of collagen in the skin.
WHY DOES COLLAGEN DEFICIENCY OCCUR?
Now that we’ve established what collagen is let’s take a look at what can harm it. Some of these things are easily changeable through lifestyle choices, but others are simply out of our hands. We believe that you should control what you can to keep uncontrollable under control.
1) ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFESTYLE STRESSORS
Pollution and free radicals have been shown to reduce collagen production and skin elasticity.
2) EXCESSIVE SUGAR CONSUMPTION
Sugar has been shown to speed up the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), damaging nearby proteins, weakening collagen and making it dry and brittle.
3) EXPOSURE TO THE SUN
UV rays cause the collagen in the dermis to break down and abnormal elastin fibres to rebuild incorrectly, resulting in wrinkles.
Tobacco smoke contains a cocktail of chemicals that are detrimental to collagen and elastin. Nicotine also constricts blood vessels, impairing oxygen and nutrient delivery to the skin.
5) AUTOIMMUNE DEFICIENCIES
Antibodies can target collagen in certain autoimmune diseases.
6) PROCESS OF NATURAL AGING
Throughout our lives, our collagen levels naturally decline and deplete.
11 BRILLIANT WAYS TO IMPROVE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION IN YOUR SKIN
Collagen levels can be increased through diet and supplementation in a variety of ways.
- TOPICAL PEPTIDES
Peptides that have been lab-engineered have shown promise as a skin cream ingredient that can stimulate skin growth and repair. Anti-ageing peptides that promote collagen production are found in Eternox Peptide Creme, Peptide Eye Creme, and Anti-Aging Lip Complex. While the marketing of growth factors has increased significantly, Theraderm Clinical Skin Care has seen even better results with a combination of lactic acid and the peptide combination in Eternox Peptide Repair Creme. And for a lot less money than growth-factor-enhanced products! More information can be found here.
2. CHEMICAL EXTRACTS
Chemical peels involve the application of a “chemical agent” to the skin to exfoliate sun-damaged, thickened surface skin while stimulating collagen production for firmer skin. Peels performed regularly (every 6-8 weeks) produce collagen, improving the appearance of wrinkles.
3. FATTY OMEGA ACIDS
Eat a well-balanced diet rich in protein, such as fatty fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A (which has an anti-inflammatory effect), as well as antioxidants, which scavenge free radicals and prevent collagen loss or degradation.
4. BONE BROTH
Because collagen leaches out of the bones during the cooking process, drinking bone broth regularly has nutritional and healing benefits. This can also help with inflammation and improve the appearance of your skin.
5. REDUCE OR ELIMINATE CAFFEINE
Caffeine appears to harm human skin ageing and wound healing.
This anti-ageing ingredient is an essential component of skin collagen. Hyaluronic acid has been lauded for its ability to reduce recovery time and relieve joint pain. According to one study, hyaluronic acid can help the human body produce collagen. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, but its concentration decreases with age. However, if you don’t get enough vitamin C, your body won’t get the full benefits of hyaluronic acid-containing foods. This hydration-boosting ingredient in Theraderm OPC Reparative Serum will help restore your collagen base.
Eating foods high in vitamin C and amino acids can increase hyaluronic acid and collagen levels in the body, which are essential for the skin. Vitamin C is abundant in citrus fruits, papaya, strawberries, broccoli, and green, leafy vegetables such as cilantro. It is also a supplement that works best when combined with pycnogenol.
ALOE VERA (ALOE VERA)
We all know that aloe vera has soothing properties for the skin when applied topically. However, according to recent research, taking extracted aloe sterols as a supplement doubled collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Antioxidants shield the skin from the effects of free radicals. Certain antioxidants found in OPC Reparative Serum, such as pycnogenol, improve the effectiveness of collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. Green tea, blueberries, liquorice extract, mulberry extract, yerba mate, pomegranate extract, astragalus, cinnamon, and essential oils of basil, oregano, and thyme should all be included in your diet regularly.
Ginseng has been shown to have anti-ageing properties. Ginseng is absorbed into the skin without causing the adverse reactions that many chemical pharmaceuticals do, and it aids in the skin’s ability to retain its original shape. It has also been shown to promote collagen growth. In addition, ginseng has been shown in studies to protect skin from sun damage caused by UVB rays. When you take a ginseng supplement or drink ginseng tea, the antioxidants released into your bloodstream can protect healthy cells and contribute to glowing skin.
Marine plant ingredients are becoming more popular in beauty routines. This is because “oxidation” — the exposure of your skin to elements such as pollution, which can harm cell growth — causes most skin damage. Algae can protect your skin from oxidation, which can cause it to lose elasticity and collagen. Algae supplements can be found in most health food stores.