Collagen is like the fountain of youth – it provides skin with firmness, elasticity and a beautiful glow. It is a natural type of protein in the body that supports the shape of the skin and is responsible for how the skin looks and feels. When we are young, our tissue is naturally rich with collagen (and we have the full lips and cheeks to prove it!).
Luckily, there are a few things we can do to slow down the loss of collagen.
As we age, collagen production declines rapidly and wreaks havoc on our skin. This loss of elasticity creates wrinkles that become etched into skin as well as overall sagging – our skin is simply no longer able to bounce back as it did in our younger days.
If you want to boost your collagen production…
- UV rays
- Poor diet
- A diet in high plant protein
- Vitamin C
- Ultherapy® – an innovative treatment that uses ultrasound waves to target energy into the deep, structural tissues of the skin naturally stimulating the production of new collagen