Collagen is a protein that's found in the skin, bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage and blood vessels. It gives your body strength and flexibility. Collagen production naturally slows down as we age, which can cause wrinkles and sagging skin, which no one wants. But luckily there are some ways to encourage more collagen production by using products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C.
Add a collagen powder to your daily routine
Collagen powder is a great way to add collagen to your diet. It's an easy way to get the benefits of collagen. Sacred Glow Co. has both bovine collagen and marine collagen. Our marine collagen is best just added to water and sip throughout the day. Our bovine collagen comes in different ways. Our collagen peptides are unflavoured and has no added ingredients, so it's a very easy and versatile product that can be added to pretty much any food our drink. If you love coffee or tea, our collagen creamer or diary free collagen creamer is the perfect addition to your favourite morning drink. And lastly, if you have an active lifestyle and like to have a protein shake, then try our collagen whey protein, this will give you both the benefits of a collagen powder and a protein powder.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule found in the skin, and it helps keep it firm and smooth. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, which can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging.
You can find hyaluronic acid in many different places:
- Skin creams containing the ingredient to help plump up your face and reduce fine lines
- Certain foods contain hyaluronic acid naturally, like cucumbers or tomatoes! If you eat them regularly they may help prevent wrinkles from forming on their own
- Sacred Glow Co.'s Marine Collagen contains hyaluronic acid (and vitamin c)
Use a vitamin C serum
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and powerful natural skin care ingredient. It's good for your face, neck and chest! Vitamin C helps with wrinkles by boosting collagen production, which contributes to the overall health of your skin. If you're looking for anti-aging benefits from a serum, one with vitamin C is the way to go.
Vitamin C is also effective against sun damage because it acts as a free radical scavenger, like antioxidants, neutralizing harmful UV rays that damage our DNA.
Eat collagen-rich foods
To get more collagen into your diet, try eating foods high in protein. Collagen is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Protein-rich foods include meat and fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, beans, legumes like chickpeas or lentils, and much more. Bone broth is known to be high in collagen, so this is also a great way to get more collagen in.
If you want to stimulate collagen in your skin, a facial massage is one of the easiest and most effective ways to do so. It's also a great way to relax after a long day or before bedtime.
If you haven't tried it before, here are some tips:
- Wet your face and hands with warm water for about 5 minutes, this helps soften up the skin.
- Use gentle circular motions on all areas around your face, including the jawline, massaging for up to 5 minutes at a time.
- You can also use a jade roller to massage your face.
As we've discussed, collagen is one of the most important proteins in your body. It helps keep your skin plump and youthful, so it's no surprise that many people want to know how they can increase their production of this substance. Fortunately, there are many ways to do just that! You can add collagen powder in your daily routine or try using a vitamin C serum on problem areas like wrinkles or fine lines. In addition, eating foods rich in hyaluronic acid like oranges or yogurt are also great options for getting more collagen into your body naturally.