Collagen may be one of those ingredients that is seemingly taking over skincare, and for good reason - it has many beneficial properties both for the body and the skin.
First, let's go back to basics on what collagen actually is:
Collagen is our body’s main structural protein and is predominantly found in our skin, joints and bones. Over 60% of our skin is essentially collagen, and this directly affects how it looks and feels. Collagen gives our skin its structure, helps it retain moisture and nutrients, and keeps our skin firm and elastic.
While our body naturally produces collagen, as we age, this process begins to slow down, leading to skin ageing and wrinkles. Lifestyle factors can also play a role in depleting our collagen levels. Prolonged sun exposure and UVA rays, in particular, can damage the collagen fibres in our skin as they penetrate deep into the dermis where collagen and elastin live. Smoking too contributes to the breakdown of collagen, leading to premature ageing and wrinkles. But truth be told, anything that causes oxidative stress in the body – such as smoking, a poor diet, stress and pollution – can trigger inflammation in the skin, damaging the collagen which keeps our skin plump and healthy.
The good news is, there are a number of natural ways to help preserve and boost collagen production.
Be Mindful of Skin Exposure
While getting a little sunlight each day is essential in order to get your daily dose of vitamin D – a hormone linked to good health and immunity – prolonged sun exposure can lead to skin damage and melanoma, speeds up ageing and contributes to the breakdown of collagen.
Incorporate Collagen Peptides into your Skincare Routine
A simple way to boost your skin’s natural collagen production is by adding a collagen supplement to your beauty routine. Revive Oceanglo is particularly known as our beauty booster and it nourishes the skin from the inside-out – promoting collagen synthesis and protecting the skin’s structural proteins. Think of it as your internal beauty serum, moisturising your skin from within.
Make sure you take the right amount of quality collagen
Research has shown that the benefits of collagen peptides to skin health are most visible at a dose of at least 5 grams a day, for a minimum of 4-8 weeks. Anything less than that may not be sufficient to give you the full benefits.
Healing from within takes consistency and time:
Rather than a quick fix, collagen peptides work by helping our body repair damaged collagen from within. This process works by making sure that there is a constant supply of collagen peptides to build new collagen and it is critical that collagen peptides are consumed daily for a minimum of 4 – 8 weeks.
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