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Collagen powder blends into smoothies, coffee, oatmeal or pills etc. Giving their skin collagen which is the most abundant protein in the body which is the main block of building skin we are born with an ample supply of collagen. Collagen levels start at the age of 30 to decrease in our body1-2% per year. Collagen is the martor that holds the skin firm & plum. Weight fluctuation, sun damage, smoking, exposed pollution can have an impact on the reduction on collagen.
Studies in my industry have been done to a non-conclusive evidence about the results or effect on the skin healthier or its appearance. Since collagen in a protein its digested into the stomach like other proteins and never makes it to the skin. The only results known, in small amounts is it hydrates dryness. I recommend a focus on protein-rich foods as your body converts these nutrients into essential amino acids that are needed to keep skin and other organs healthy,
Collagen-rich foods are eggs. Lean meats, lentils, nuts, seeds, and quinoa. Don’t forget to include vit c nutrients when consuming the collagen-rich foods because vit c regulates the synthesis of the collagen structure.
Collagen topically applied via facial treatment or home care creams along with proper foods maximizes the results of hydration and plumping up and building up martor (which is the collagen binder) of the skin. This reduced and prevents wrinkles improves thickness and plumpness of the skin.