But – the sad reality is, from the moment we’re born, we lose it. Our collagen production decreases as we age and from our 30s, the rate at which our collagen levels deplete increases… rapidly. Thankfully, all hope is not lost! There is ways to restore it.
But first – how exactly does collagen work?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the connective tissues of the body. It serves many important functions, including strengthening joints, bones and the skin’s dermis. Approximately 80 percent of the skin is made up of collagen – it’s literally the glue that holds everything together! So, as production slows down, the structure of our skin weakens and we start to see sagging skin and lines.
How can your skin benefit from taking collagen?
This miracle protein is the secret to a glowing, youthful complexion – with no needle in sight.
1. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Our skin structure deteriorates when we lose collagen, which is when wrinkles show up.
2. Boosts skin elasticity
Collagen not only helps to hold skin together but also provides firmness and elasticity. So the more you have in your body, the fewer wrinkles you’ll have.
3. Prevents and heals skin inflammation
If you suffer from eczema, acne or psoriasis, listen up! It’s not just an anti-ageing powerhouse; collagen may also help to reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups in the skin. It features several anti-inflammatory properties such as amino acids, which can help treat inflammation at the source.
4. Promotes glowing skin
Dry, dull skin is another pitfall that comes with collagen breakdown. Restoring collagen will help to hydrate and restore skin from within, helping deliver a radiant complexion.
5. Can help to diminish cellulite
While no ‘cure’ as such has been found for cellulite, there is definitely merit in helping target the root of it all with collagen. Almost all women will encounter cellulite at some stage in their lives, whether it’s with sudden weight gain, hormonal fluctuation, age or genetics. In short, the reason why cellulite forms in the first place is due to your skin losing elasticity and becoming too thin – which can often be put down to collagen production declining (it has all-over body benefits!)
You’ve probably heard of collagen injectables or induction, which can temporarily help to stimulate production and counteract the signs of ageing. But, this can be costly as treatments add up.
Habitual collagen supplementation is a great way to spark the body’s natural production back to a youthful level and obtain the above benefits.
OurCollagen Plusis more than just your run of the mill supplement. It includes types I, II and III of collagen, as well as vitamin C and rich antioxidants from grape seed oil and red wine extract to support skin elasticity and firmness.