Collagen is very important to the body repair process. The human body is designed to repair itself during the hours we are sleeping. Our bodies use sleep to repair and strengthen our muscles, joints and skin. This restorative process uses energy to rebuild lean muscle mass and to help rebuild other kinds of body tissue. It is also the most common protein found in our bodies. Not only is it the main component of our skin, nails, bones, cartilage, and connective tissue, it is also found in all organs.
As aging reduces collagen production, the skin lose its elasticity, softness and tightness, then begins sagging. As it also provides hydration and strength for the skin, that’s the reason why most older people have dry, hollow looking cheeks! Due to this, most of the anti-aging treatments such as laser treatment, anti-aging facials and fillers are based upon usage of collagen or their stimulating capacities.
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How to stimulate collagen production in skin?
Healthier food, happier life! As a result, happier skin, too.
First and foremost, you can improve your eating habits! Regularly consuming certain foods can help stimulate collagen production. These include tomatoes, leafy greens, egg whites, citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit, chicken, fish and diary products.
Adding collagen supplements to your diet can help keep your skin, hair and nails healthy. Available in the form of tablets, capsules, and powders, these supplements improve the collagen density of skin tissue. They help reduce the effects of aging and improve skin’s elasticity as well as skin hydration.
For a quick boost, try these treatments on Vaniday:
For an all-in-one spa experience, try the Customized Collagen Facial & Unlimited Access to Spa Facilities & Refreshments at Spa Infinity – Suntec City.
For tried-and-tested skincare and methods, go for the Gold Collagen Facial at Renaza – Marina Bay Link Mall.
For friendly service at affordable prices, check out the Collagen Facial at D’Skin – Velocity@Novena.
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