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A Guide to Collagen

A Guide to Collagen

Collagen supplements have quickly become one way that people are slowing down their skin’s aging process. Our skin is made of collagen, but the body’s production of this material stops as early as age 25.

It’s safe to say the aging process begins at 25 because less and less collagen is made to fill out wrinkles and dips. Luckily, animal collagen can be taken orally to help keep up the skin’s elasticity and stave off wrinkling. 

Collagen can be a powder that you put into your water or smoothies, and it can also be in pill form. 

The beneficial effects of collagen supplementation on skin health have been explained as:

  • Reducing eye wrinkles after 8 weeks of use
  • Reducing skin dryness after taking 1 gram of a chicken cartilage collagen extract per day
  • Reducing the appearance of cellulite after 6 months of collagen use

Collagen also improves your bone and joint health, which in turn can be reflected through a healthy glow in your skin.

While collagen supplements are the easiest way to get high amounts of collagen into your skin, it also occurs in animals like cows and chickens, so eating a protein rich diet can help slow down the aging process. 

Collagen production can be increased in your body by eating foods rich in Vitamin C. Foods that help in the production of collagen include:

  • Berries
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Almonds
  • Carrots
  • Avocados
  • Garlic
  • Dark green vegetables
  • Oysters
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkin seeds

However, if you think taking collagen means you can throw away your facial cosmetic surgery office’s number, think again. Collagen research is in its infancy and while it’s safe to consume, it doesn’t work as dermal fillers. 

If you are in need of wrinkle repair, contact the best facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. We can work to find a solution for you so that you can have younger looking skin with little to no downtime after the procedure.

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