You often hear the word 'collagen' in conversations relating to anti-aging, but what benefits does collagen provide for skin health and why is it important?
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a type of protein found in the body, primarily in the bones, cartilage, connective tissue, and of course, the skin. Collagen also helps provide structure to your cells and has been found to play an important role in many cellular processes, such as tissue repair.
Benefits of Collagen for the Skin
It makes sense that collagen offers numerous benefits to the body, since it is deeply entwined with major components and processes of the body, such as skin renewal and bone health. Collagen benefits for skin also include:
Improving skin elasticity
Skin renewal process
Improving & maintaining hydration
Did you know? While we're born with an abundance of collagen in our skin, collagen production slows in our mid-late 20s. Unfortunately by the time you are 30, you'll have lost about 10%of your collagen levels. Also, if you factor in smoking, stress, alcohol, UV exposure or an unhealthy diet, your collagen levels will likely decline even quicker. This means that by the age of 50, you may have lost about 50% of your collagen levels.
Collagen Boosting Skincare
Your skincare regimen can help support natural collagen. In skincare, the goal is to help inhibit future signs of aging and to minimize the existing manifestations, such as improving visible fine lines, wrinkles and skin elasticity for a younger, healthier appearance.
Adding more collagen to your diet can ensure your body is getting the health support it needs. Dr. Hayley recommends taking a supplement to boost the strength, quality and quantity of collagen in our bodies.
Available to buy at our clinic for £65 We also have a wide range of treatments available to help boost your collagen production, from skin boosters to microneedling. BOOK your FREE consultation with Dr. Hayley to find out more!
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