Why a collagen supplement is vital to skin health< back
It’s important to understand the vital role that collagen plays in your skin and how to best increase your natural collagen production for more beautiful, youthful and radiant skin.
It’s all about whats below the surface
Collagen is a vital protein found in the second layer of your skin (dermis). The collagen in your skins dermis is what contributes to the strength and structure of your skin and is where skin cells regenerate and grow. The dermis remains solid and intact for many years however as you age natural collagen levels begin to deplete, the skins dermis loses its strength, stability, shape and elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to form where collagen previously plumped the under layers of the skin. Skin becomes thin, brittle and loses the ability to repair itself as hydration levels are no longer maintained. When all of these ageing skin issues begin to appear where do you turn?
The beauty counter
When the signs of ageing start to appear we find ourselves running to the beauty counter in search of the latest cream, serum or mask. However, its important to know that collagen molecules are too large to penetrate and absorb into the skin. The collagen in creams and lotions acts like any protein ingredient, providing only a coating on the skins surface. So, be sure to consider this when reaching for a collagen cream.
Next stop, the health food shop to seek out the latest and greatest foods that might help regenerate collagen in the skin. Unfortunately in this day and age, the Western diet in particular, lacks the foods that are the richest in natural collagen such as bone broths, organ meats and whole fish stews. Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables, soy products and dark green vegetables can assist with collagen production but to reap the benefits you would find yourself having to include large amounts of these foods in your daily diet.
Maintaining the health, strength and structure of the collagen matrix in your skins dermis is vital to addressing the signs of ageing. ProPlenish Marine collagen is a 100% natural supplement that works from within, replenishing collagen deep inside the layer of your skin where beauty creams and serums cannot. For optimum results, like any supplement ProPlenish Marine collagen must be included every day in your diet.
And don’t forget collagen is responsible for the maintenance and strength of healthy hair, nails and muscles also, so the benefits are multiple!
- What is a bio-cellulose facemask?
- The effects hormones have on your hair, skin and nails by Naturopath Jennifer Murrant
- Award winning hairstylist Danny Puopolo
- Vanilla berry raw cheesecake jars by A Conscious Collection Magazine
- Steph Prem with Spring power abs