What does collagen do you for you and why should you increase it?
Collagen is the glue that holds your entire body together. Collagen is a protein that forms the connective tissue for all your bones in your skin.
Your body naturally produces collagen every day but over time that production slows down. After age 20, the collagen levels in your skin and body begin to drop by 1-2% each year.
SOME SIGNS THAT YOU’RE LOSING COLLAGEN
- Skin begins to lose elasticity and firmness
- Loss of fullness and plumpness
- Formation of lines wrinkles
- Rougher skin, not baby soft skin
- Skin begins to sag
- Skin is dry, dull and lack youth and radiance
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU INCREASE YOUR COLLAGEN?
- Can improve skin health
- Helps relieve joint pain
- Could prevent bone loss
- Could boost muscle mass
- Promotes heart health
- According to the Healthline article here’s additional benefits.
HOW CAN YOU INCREASE YOUR COLLAGEN?
Massage Your Body
Not only is a massage a great way to relax and unwind, but it also can help stimulate collagen production. By working the muscles in your body, you can tighten your skin, improve blood circulation, and jumpstart collagen production. Try to start each day using our massage brush in the shower. You can then as a bonus you can use our cellulite warming cream.
Eat Sulfur and Vitamin C
Certain foods can help get the collagen in your skin going. Foods with plenty of sulfur and vitamin C are the best foods to target. Sulfur helps form collagen and retain a healthy skin pigment, while vitamin C aids in collagen production and reduces the damages of other chemicals.
FOODS WITH SULFUR
FOODS WITH VITAMIN C
Cut Back on Sweets
Sugar may taste wonderful but it will leave your skin looking not so great. Sugar attaches itself to collagen, weighing the protein down and making the collagen stiff and rigid. This can lead to dry and timeworn skin, so put the sweets down if you want to look great.
Drink Plenty of Water
One of the best ways to avoid dry skin is by making sure you are always fully hydrated. Properly hydrated skin provides a productive ground for collagen production and can increase skin’s elasticity!