Perhaps you have not explored yet, or you are already familiar, that collagen is the key factor for youthful and beautiful look without wrinkles and gives you a nice looking skin.
Collagen is a protein that is produced in the body and used to “merge” the cells and acts to keep the skin firm and elastic.
When we are young, our skin is pretty solid and smooth because constantly regenerating, but with the aging process, the creation of new collagen is reduced, and existing as a result of sun, bad habits and other external factors is damaged.
What is the result of all this and what can be done?
– Wrinkled and saggy skin without strength, but fortunately there are many ways to save collagen, and even increase its creation in the body, and here’s how:
Increase your intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial for the production of collagen, because lack of it can be linked to amino acids that form a protein.
Good sources are red pepper, dark – green leaves of vegetables such as broccoli and kale, then tomatoes, oranges, kiwi etc. It can also be used for cosmetic cream containing vitamin C, suitable and recommended for maintenance and creation of collagen.
No smoking. If you smoke stop this bad habit because smoking creates an enzyme called matrix metalloproteinases, which destroys the collagen in your skin, and its glow and tightness will significantly be changed.
Exposure to sun without proper protection. Observe the exposure of skin to sunlight because it causes relaxation of its supporting structures. It would be great if you use moisturizer with SPF of UV rays penetrate deep into the layers of skin. This cream should have a minimum of SPF 15.
Intake of foods high in sugars. Reduce your intake of sugary foods that are high in sugar, because unnecessary blood sugar binds to lipids, nucleic acids and proteins (especially collagen) and form compounds that speed up the aging process and cause wrinkles.
Exfoliate the skin regularly. This will remove the surface area or dead cells and will help to regenerate faster.
Add antioxidants in the diet. They will help you release and protect against free radicals, which in order to bind they take the electrons from our cells and then damage the cell. To avoid this, regularly drink green tea, it is rich in antioxidants called catechins and any other foods that contain antioxidants is good to eat, such as spinach, small forest fruits etc.
Eat vegetable proteins (foods containing phytoestrogens). Over the years the creation of estrogen in women is reduced and it is positive if you eat foods that support its formation. Choose nuts, soy and other grain legumes, such as beans.
Massage the face, it improves the blood circulation and nutrition of the skin collagen production, and its purity.