Monday, May 10, 2010

Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is essential for young-looking skin because it gives structure to our skin cells. But as we age, the body produces less of it. Since naturally occurring enzymes break collagen down, in turn, causing the skin to thin, lose fullness and form wrinkles. The sun, polllution, free radicals and smoke are also responsible for disintegrating collagen.

Beauty Benefits of Collagen:

  • Fewer Stretch Marks
  • Less Cellulite
  • Wrinkle Free
  • Tighter Skin

What you can do to boost and improve your collagen production:

Using topical serums & moisturizers that contain peptides, vitamin C, and retinol.

Regular facials with IPL & LED treatments - these treatments helps sun-damaged skin, which is usually depleted of collagen. These treatments are only a $20 upgrade to any facial and are completely pain free!

Foods that can boost your collagen production:

  • Orange Vegetables (rich in Vitamin A that restore and regengerate damaged collagen)
  • White Tea
  • Berries (Blackberries rid free radicals while increasing collagen levels!)
  • Dark Green Veggies - very rich in vitamin C
  • Water-Rich Vegetables
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • Red Vegetables - such as tomatoes & peppers, have a natural form of SPF which help protect the skin from damage

Call for an appointment with our skincare therapist, Rebecca. She can recommend the perfect facial for your skin and help get your collagen back on track!

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