Did you know that collagen production is key to looking young, plump and wrinkle-free?
So what exactly is Collagen and why does everyone associate it with ageing process? Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps “hold” the skin together, keeping it looking younger and giving it firmness and elasticity. As we age, the elastin in our skin becomes thinner, and hence our skin starts to look tired and aged. Also when we are younger, our skin can regenerate itself, but as we get older, the collagen in our skin begins to slow down. It doesn’t help matters when we expose our face to the sun without protection and don’t follow a good skin cleansing routine – What happens? Wrinkles appear, skin starts to sag, and we are screaming
As we age, the elastin in our skin becomes thinner, and hence our skin starts to look tired and aged. When we are younger, our skin can regenerate itself, but as we get older, the collagen in our skin begins to slow down. It doesn’t help matters when we expose our face to the sun without wearing any protection and also if we don’t follow a good skin cleansing routine – What happens? Wrinkles appear, skin starts to sag, and we are screaming at the mirror shocked at our appearance.
What can we do, to preserve our collagen and enhance its production? Well, there are lots you can do, but it all comes down to what works best for you. Here we discuss some of the things that you can;
1. Increase your Vitamin C
Up your Vitamin C foods, these are essential when it comes to pumping your skin with collagen. Foods such as green vegetables such as broccoli, oranges, tomatoes, red peppers, raspberries. Or you can use an effective Vitamin C serum or cream which supports collagen regeneration.
2. Stop Smoking
It is a known fact that smoking is not only harmful to the body but has detrimental effects on your face and skin. Smoking damages collagen within our body and this is why so many smokers suffer from sagging skin on their face, especially around the mouth and lips area.
3. Cut Back on Sugar
According to many leading dermatologists, overeating sugar can be a beauty disaster, and we need to watch how much we eat to stay healthy and young. It is known that excess sugar remains within our bloodstreams and can attach onto our lipids and proteins, in this case, our collagen which then accelerates the ageing process significantly.
4. Keep Hydrated
We often hear and read how important it is to keep our water intake consistent. The recommended dose is up to 2 litres to stay hydrated, yet many of us struggle with drinking this much. It is important because the skin starts to look and feel tired if moisture is not retained and hence the natural decrease in collagen starts.
Leading beauty salons and dermatologists will advise to include a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, to sustain the moisture in your skin and maintain a youthful fresher looking appearance.
Many of our clients at Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, ask us what they should be doing to maintain their youthful appearance, following our HIFU Facial, and although we are not certified doctors or dermatologists, we adopt that by following some simple guidelines can help as part of the post care following our treatment.
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