5 Tips on how to increase collagen naturally

What is collagen?

Collagen: it has been the buzzword in the beauty industry for years. It is the most abundant protein in your body, and accounts for about one third of the protein composition. Collagen comes from the Greek κολλώ (kolla), binding together.

Alongside elastin, collagen is one of the essential proteins your skin needs to stay oily, firm, radiant and fight the signs of ageing. Collagen is found in tissues of the muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels and digestive system. It supports the structure and elasticity of the skin.

Collagen is a protein that gives structure to much of your body, including your bones, skin, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen ensures that your skin remains elastic

As we age and reach the age of 20, our bodies begin to produce less and less collagen, which can result in wrinkles and sagging skin. The amount of collagen your body produces itself decreases with age. The protective layer of your skin and the firmness of the skin decreases as a result. Many people would like to do something about this.

This explains why there are so many products on the market that claim to boost collagen production in the skin. But it's not just about what we put on our skin. We also need other nutrients to support the collagen production process, such as zinc, vitamin C and copper.

These are our 5 Tips on how to naturally increase collagen:

1. Hydrate

Have you ever heard the saying 'healthy skin starts from within'? This statement is certainly true: Drinking at least 2 liters of water every day or consuming the equivalent of water-rich foods such as watermelon, cucumber and strawberries not only keeps you hydrated, but also produces the moisture-rich environment in which collagen and elastin thrive.

2. Eat well and choose foods that stimulate collagen

Avoid sugar whenever possible and choose foods that boost collagen, such as nutrient-rich leafy greens, citrus fruits, and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower). These foods are high in vitamin C and sulfur, both of which are essential for healthy collagen production. Read our guide to eating your way to glowing skin for more healthy eating tips.

3. Apply natural-based skin care products

Complement your natural diet with a targeted natural skin care ritual. To restore the skin barrier and improve moisture retention, we recommend using our rosehip oil for your face and our shea butter for your body. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C. These vitamins are both necessary for the production of collagen. Rosehip has also been shown to inhibit the production of MMP-1, an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the body. With increased breakdown, the body is stimulated to produce more collagen. Our shea butter is packed with vitamins A, E and F. Vitamin A stimulates cell division and the production of collagen.

4. Treat yourself!

Treat your self. Enhance your daily skin care routine with a jade roller or facial massage tool.Regular facial massages can boost blood circulation and promote collagen production, and they're also a great way to relax at the end of a long day

5. Protect yourself from the sun

The sun is nice, but it's really bad for your skin. Sun exposure can speed up the breakdown of collagen. Protecting your skin from the sun does not increase collagen levels. It is therefore advisable to protect your skin with a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Even when it is cloudy. This is how you prevent all the good work in your skin care routine has not been in vain!

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