Collagen. Why the heck do you need it?

I started a diet (KETO) about 4 weeks ago and have been successful, unlike any other diet. I made this lifestyle change to help with my inflammatory issues in my joints and have felt a difference in less than one month.

I have been looking into a lot of anti inflammatory ingredients and supplements, things that will support healthy joints. I have come across the topic of collagen supplements multiple times since, to assist with joint repair and health. Which of course peaks my interest because I am all about rebuilding collagen and elastin in my clients skin, to give my clients healthier and more youthful skin. It is so popular in skin care and also the health and nutrition industries.

Are collagen supplements just a hype?

Collagen is the largest protein in YOUR body. Over time, collagen production slows, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, sagging and even slower healing times. At around age 21-25 your skin will begin to lose collagen at a rate of 1 percent each year!!!

When collagen is taken as a supplement, there is more and more evidence that suggests it may help repair not only your skin but also your joints! It can also speed up wound healing! Taking these supplements can be helpful for not only your skin health but also overall well being, who would have thought!

How can you rebuild and prevent future collagen loss?

  • Limit direct sun exposure, wear SPF

  • Incorporate retinoids and alpha hyroxy acids into home care

  • If you think you need a jumpstart or a more aggressive approach to boost collagen production in your skin, consider chemical peels or microneedling treatments

Schedule a free skin consultation at Salmon Valley Aesthetics to see what your skin may need.