The fine crease on the forehead, the crow’s feet around the eyes and the first sign of a wrinkle line on the face? It’s extremely difficult to accept and of course none of us are ready for it but yes age is here, knocking on the door, the most unwelcome guest.
To begin with, don’t worry too much as worrying will only increase the unwanted lines and avoid frowning and squinting in the sun as this will become habitual and unfortunately convert your lines into furrows.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and an essential protein to maintain healthier and younger skin. As we grow older the body produces lesser collagen and the pollutants around us deplete the collagen also, so it needs to be replenished and restored for increased nutrition of the skin. Collagen is the essential component that binds together the cells of your skin, just like mortar binds the bricks in a building. The binding factor in the cells needs more collagen as we age as the absence or reduction of it causes the skin to wrinkle and sag. Collagen is responsible for skin elasticity and has the capacity to improve skin hydration giving skin suppleness so it is important to boost the production of collagen in the body as we approach the fiery forty’s. To combat this loss in collagen there are various collagen treatments widely available in the market.
Collagen enriched creams, masks and ampoules work rather well to improve the collagen. Massaging the face and neck with a collagen and vitamin C creme stimulates the collagen in the dermal layer of the skin, it is this dermal layer below the epidermis which is treated for better elasticity of skin.
In-salon treatments are also done with a combination of special collagen enriched products and mask sheets combined with specific machines to give better penetration of the product resulting in amazing results. These treatments which are totally non-invasive have the ability to plump up specific areas, improve dark circles and reduce discolouration and scars. You can see a discernible change, a slight face lift from the first sitting itself. There are off course a few guidelines to follow. Your therapist must check for reactions or side effects on your skin before taking the plunge for the treatment which is the thumb rule for most skin related treatments.
Get started on collagen boosting and antioxidant rich foods which pep your skin and hydrate it. Diet needs to be enriched with collagen protein so try and eat food that boosts your collagen production. Garlic, fish, chicken, egg whites, spinach are some of the good natural sources of collagen. Vitamin C also helps to improve and increase the production of collagen levels in the body. Citrus fruits, broccoli, sprouts and peppers are all enriched with vitamin C. Copper and zinc also directly aid the process of collagen production so can be referred to as collagen boosters too.
UVA and UVB radiation can hamper collagen production. Smoking, excessive sugar intake and overeating of refined carbohydrates can be a hindrance as well.
So condition and commit yourself to a healthy care routine as collagen protein plays a vital role in the revival of the skin.
Unfortunately, we cannot turn back the clock but with so many treatments and knowledge on hand you can definitely keep age at bay and feel fabulous knowing that you can have super smooth skin, plump lips and cheeks, and a taut forehead even when you are well into your fifties.
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