How can I increase collagen in my face? If you’re reading this, then you may know that collagen is crucial to supple skin. It’s a wrinkle preventing protein that our bodies produce naturally to keep our skin plump, supple and firm. Responsible for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, it’s provides a structural net for the skin, which makes it resilient, strong and elastic. What you may not know, is that collagen starts to diminish after the age of 20! To make matters worse, we begin to lose about 1% of our collagen per year in our mid-20s and lose as much as 30% during the first 5 years of menopause. So again you ask, how can I increase the collagen in my face?
Injecting collagen used to be all the rage, but now people are turning away from collagen injections as they do not last very long and may cause allergic reactions. “Collagen is the glue that holds the body together,” says New York dermatologist Whitney Bowe, author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out. “As we get older, we break it down faster than we can replace it.” As a result the skin becomes thinner and more fragile. However, we can defy this aging process. Here are 6 steps you can take to stimulate your collagen and give your face a smooth, radiant glow.
6 steps to stimulate your collagen
Massage can stimulate collagen production and strengthen muscle memory. Strengthening the muscles on the face is very important in stimulating collagen. Our face is based on muscles, and if we do not exercise them, they will be weakened which will reflect on the skin.
What does a collagen face cream do? The collagen molecule is large and cannot actually penetrate the skin; it just sits on the surface. That’s why you need to find a collagen cream with amino acids that are small enough to get to the deeper layers of the dermis. SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus anti-aging face cream blends nanotechnology with marine collagen and a time-release delivery system. By shrinking the collagen molecule with nanotechnology, the marine collagen in Collagen Rx Plus is able to penetrate to the dermis and stimulate collagen production. This luxurious cream also includes a time-released delivery system, so the intense active ingredients work 24/7 in the dermis layer stimulating collagen as it softens and smooths the skin. It is the ultimate cream for the softest, smoothest skin.
Laser treatments are effective ways to get collagen growth in your skin. These treatments work by gently irritating the lower levels of your skin. When this skin is irritated, it forces your body to produce collagen so it can heal that area affected by the laser. Laser treatments are done with low levels of lasers that are safe and authorized for use on the human body. They are conducted by dermatologist and medical spas in an outpatient setting and are well recognized as effective. The results of the procedure can be enhanced with the use of SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus as an after treatment. This anti-aging moisturizer is full of tiny marine collagen peptides that are delivered directly into your skin. When used together, laser treatments and this skin softening moisturizer, you will get a double boost of collagen that will work more effectively and quickly to boost the collagen on your face, neck, and chest.
Diet and Supplements
Diet is extremely important. “Eat beans, cabbage and garlic. These foods are rich in Sulphur which aids the forming of collagen and maintains the skin’s natural healthy pigmentation,” says Veteran dermatologist, Dr. Murad. Also eating foods high in Vitamin C help the body to reduce oxidative damage. So be sure to munch on lots of citrus fruits, bell peppers and strawberries. We also recommend taking a Vitamin C supplement. Not only will Vitamin C help to stimulate collagen, it also gives your immune system a boosts.
Stop Smoking and Reduce Sugar
Smoking reduces collagen production. This can impair wound healing and lead to dull leathery skin and wrinkles. Sugar has the same effect. It reduces collagen’s ability to repair itself. Sugar attaches to the collagen molecule and makes it heavy. When collagen is weighed down by glucose it becomes rigid and inflexible, resulting in dull, dry and ageing skin.
Keep Skin Hydrated
Keeping your skin hydrated is crucial for soft supple skin. Drink at least 4 or more 16oz glasses of water each day to help with collagen production. Also, choose a skincare that boosts hydration such as SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus. This luxurious hydrating cream is loaded with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid absorbs 1000 times its weight in water and keeps your tissues lubricated and moist. When your skin is fully hydrated, it provides a great environment for collagen and elastin to thrive.