We saw it together in another article ( it's over here ), collagen is essential for firm and plump skin. From the age of thirty, it decreases and makes the skin more fragile. But rest assured, we give you 4 totally natural tips to boost your collagen production!
No. 1: Eat healthy
We don't teach you anything, eating well is important and not just to keep the line. What you eat reflects on your skin so in order to facilitate the formation of collagen:
favor foods rich in sulfur such as : seafood, eggs, meat and offal, legumes, cabbage, leeks, turnips, dried fruits, condiments and herbs (fresh garlic, onion, shallot , chive).
Choose foods rich in vitamin C. There are many, but here are those that have the highest concentration: blackcurrant, goji berries, guava, red pepper (raw), lemon, kiwi, orange, etc.
cut down on sugars and carbohydrate-rich processed foods . Almost as bad as smoking, sugars permanently attach to collagen, the process of glycation. Weighed down by the glucose, the collagen becomes fragile and the skin is no longer supported. As a result, the skin is less supple, dull and dry.
supplement with collagen. Adding collagen in the form of food supplements is a simple and effective solution. For a quality source of collagen, you can explore options like collagen powder . This form of supplementation can help support the body's natural production of collagen, helping to keep skin firm .
No. 2: Stay hydrated
We don't teach you anything there either, and yet we don't drink enough water. The more hydrated the skin, the more collagen production is promoted. So hydrate yourself from the inside by drinking lots of water and eating foods rich in water, but also hydrate your skin with treatments rich in moisturizing active ingredients.Choose treatments with hyaluronic acid. Did you know that it can hold more than 1000 times its weight in water? If you would like to know more about the subject, we invite you to read our article on hyaluronic acid >.
No. 3: Massage your face
Massaging your face will allow for good oxygenation of the cells which will subsequently produce more collagen. Facial massage should be carried out morning and evening when applying your treatments. You can massage yourself with your hands or fine stone beauty tools to facilitate massage and provide additional freshness to the skin. Always make movements from the inside to the outside of the face and finish by draining. We invite you to watch these two tutorials to correctly perform a facial massage with the roller and/or gua sha:
Massaging your face also provides a feeling of well-being and relaxation, which helps reduce stress, another cause of collagen loss. If you would like to learn more about the effects of stress on the skin, you can read our article on this subject >.
No. 4: Quit smoking
"Stop smoking" ! You've probably heard this phrase many times before. But it is a fact, beyond the harmful effects on the body, smoking reduces the production of collagen and destroys elastin fibers (fibers responsible for the good elasticity of the skin). Result: the skin loses flexibility and firmness, wrinkles appear, the skin is dry, the complexion is dull, etc. By following these tips, we assure you, your skin will return it to you and you will quickly be able to see it. .
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