Keeping your skin looking youthful and healthy needs work.
It doesn't come out automatically radiant. Sleep, exercise, hydration, staying away from UV rays, keeping stress in check, nutrition, and even a skincare routine is a must for healthy glowing skin especially as we age.
And as we get older, the appearance of aging starts to show. Some even experience premature signs of aging even at a young age. But don't fret, it's not yet too late.
One of the most popular health and skincare must-haves has been getting attention for its promising effect against skin aging and wound healing.
We're talking about collagen here.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is an abundant protein that can be found in your body. Our skin alone is made up of approximately 75 % collagen.
Moreover, due to its abundance in our skin, some experts suggest that collagen is responsible for your skin's firmness and elasticity. Not to mention what collagen does to maintain overall good overall health.
Let's dig in further to know the many health benefits of collagen.
1. Collagen helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles
The fact that our skin comprises almost three-quarters of collagen, it is no wonder why a reduction in collagen levels as we age can lead to wrinkles and fine lines.
This is why collagen supplements and collagen-rich food may help increase collagen production which can result in slower skin aging.
In fact, in a random study among women, they found that those who take at least 3-10 grams of collagen daily have been shown to have better skin hydration and elasticity compared to those who don't.
2. May help improve skin tone
It also believes that collagen actually holds promise in helping improve skin tone and reduce acne. Though there is no solid evidence for this claim yet, still many reviews have shown a positive effect in individuals taking collagen supplements.
It's important however to consult your doctor for any supplement to be sure it won't have any adverse negative effects on the body.
3. Help promote hair growth
Worried about hair loss as we age?
Fine lines and wrinkles aren't the only problems we deal with as we get up in years — even hair loss.
Truth is, our hair also consists of a large amount of collagen. Hence, since aging leads to a dropped in collagen levels, it contributes to hair fall. This is why as we consume supplements or eat nutritious food which can increase our collagen production, it also leads to hair regrowth.
4. For healthy hair
Another good thing about collagen is that it functions as an antioxidant. Thus, it has also been shown to fight hair damage due to free radicals.
As our body increases collagen production, so does our body's level of antioxidants.
In addition to antioxidant properties found in collagen, it also holds promise to slow down graying of hair.
Other benefits of collagen for the body:Collagen has various health benefits not just for skin and hair but also for the body.
- Prevent bone loss
- Improve gut health
- Result to a better sleep
- Strengthen our muscles
- Stronger nails
- Help boost mood and reduce anxiety
- For better heart health
Love + miracles,