What is it?
Collagen is the most prevalent protein in your body and it is responsible for keeping your skin plump and firm and strengthening your bones. Collagen helps the skin renew and repair themselves.
Why is it important?
As we age and our skin loses elasticity and becomes less supple, this is because of a decrease in collagen. After age 20, we use one percent of collagen every year, and less collagen equals more fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, collagen is an integral piece of keeping the skin healthy and youthful.
How can you boost it?
There are many ways to increase collagen in your body. One way is through natural food sources, particularly bone broth, gelatin, chicken skin, and pork skin.
Collagen supplements are another option for raising collagen levels to spark more skin elasticity and muscle mass. There aren’t many studies on the effects of collagen supplements, but those that do exist are promising. If your focus is boosting skin elasticity specifically, there are also many skincare products that have peptides and antioxidants that can help boost collagen.
An important thing to keep in mind is that having a healthy skincare routine can help support collagen production. Keeping skin nourished, hydrated, and moisturized helps the skin rejuvenate and contributes to a bright and supple complexion.
Moisture is depleted during the winter months, and we’re in the thick of it. Whether or not your skin is visibly dry, cold weather sucks the moisture out of your pores. Using a moisturizing cleanser and following up with products like Kaia Earth’s Intensive Botanical Night Cream and Pure Moisturizer Serum is a surefire route to a stunning complexion.