We're all looking for the secret to younger, healthier-looking skin. As you search the internet, looking for the best ingredients for your unique skin type or concerns, you may have run into the word “collagen”.
It may surprise you that collagen naturally occurs and is produced by our bodies: and can also be taken as a supplement or applied topically.
Don't worry, we're here to clear up some of the confusion, share the benefits with you, and introduce you to a few NatureWell Beauty products that utilize collagen.
Let's take a closer look:
What is collagen?
If you didn’t know: collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s everywhere: in our skin, nails, bones, muscles, tendons, and more.
Our bodies naturally produce collagen by turning dietary protein into amino acids. However, after the age of 25, our bodies don’t produce as much collagen. The less collagen we make, the more our skin loses its youthful glow and radiance. The lack of collagen can also cause your joints to ache, your blood pressure to rise, and your hair to thin.
The good news is: there are ways you can incorporate more in your body to combat the loss. As humans, we can get more collagen from the food we eat, dietary supplements, and topicals.
If your primary concern is your skin or wrinkle formation, you’ll want to look for skincare products that can complement your current skincare routine, and provide you with the benefits of collagen.
The benefits of collagen for the skin
Improves skin tone
If you struggle with an uneven complexion, collagen is your go-to. This abundant protein contains amino acids that may help smooth and even out your skin tone.
Reduce signs of aging
One of the most important aspects of collagen is its anti-aging properties. Collagen helps to keep our skin looking and feeling young and healthy. When our body starts to slow down the production, fine lines and wrinkles appear. However, a trusted topical or supplement may help to increase production.
Nail and hair strength
Collagen is an integral building block for your hair and nail health. Taking a supplement may help support nail and hair strength and help with growth as well.
Improves elasticity of the skin
Collagen and elastin are two core proteins we need in our body to firm and tighten the skin. If you feel like some skin is droopy or saggy, you can utilize a collagen topical to help improve the appearance.
Improve the appearance of dark spots
Thanks to the amino acids, collagen can also help to minimize the appearance of acne scars and dark spots. Taking a daily supplement may also help speed up the healing process of your skin.
How to add more collagen into your skincare routine today
If you’re ready to discover new products that will help you reach your skincare goals, we recommend trying a topical or a supplement first to see what you like best. Both products can provide you with different benefits.
Our Collagen Moisturizing Cream has a potent blend of collagen and antioxidants, the two things our skin needs most to thrive! This moisturizing cream is ultra-hydrating and will work to improve surface plumpness and soothe dry skin. Using it regularly can help you get the amino acids and peptides you need to achieve healthy-looking, hydrated skin.
If you’re looking for something more all-encompassing, we recommend trying a supplement like our Hydrolyzed Collagen + Green Tea & Ginseng Dietary Supplement Powder. Making this supplement part of your daily routine can help improve your hair, skin, and nails. Not only that, but it also helps support a healthy immune system.
It's no secret that collagen provides a wide range of benefits, and we could quite literally - not live without it. The best way to get ahead of the decrease in collagen production is by finding a supplement or topical you trust. If you have different skincare concerns, make sure to check out our full list of skincare products to find one that fits your needs.
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