So what is all the hype about building stronger collagen? Collagen is a fibrous protein found in bones, muscles, tendons and skin. Think of it like the "glue" that helps form strong structures in your tissues. Unfortunately collagen peaks around 25 to 34 years of age before it begins to slowly decrease. This drop in collagen production results in a higher likelihood of thinning skin, loss of elasticity, and formation of wrinkles. So what can you do? There are several things you can do to not only increase collagen production, but also help slow down the degradation of your collagen.
Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking (or never starting), eating foods high in protein like egg whites, wheat germ, and other lean proteins, and adding Vitamin C rich foods like berries, citrus fruits, and vegetables can help stave off sagging and loss of collagen. Another must for slowing down collagen loss is the commitment to using an SPF daily (yes, even on cloudy days!) and limiting refined carbs and lowering sugar intake. Some studies have also shown that adding bone broth to your diet can help with collagen as well.
What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. Look for quality, natural, organic ingredients in your skincare. Vitamin C, Sea Buckthorn, Calendula Extract, Evening Primrose and Passionfruit Oil are just some of the skin loving, collagen boosting ingredients that we use in our skincare products. Investing in high quality, natural skincare is not a luxury, it's a must if you want healthy glowing skin. And choosing better lifestyle habits on top of that will ensure that you have given your skin the love and care it deserves for skin that is firmer and younger looking!
CEO L'Zur Skincare