Hi Damsels!

Is having less-than-supple skin getting you down? don’t stress. While you may not be able to turn back the clock, you can make sure your skin stays firm and bouncy. The secret? The right collagen-boosting products and procedures. You shouldn’t just think about skin lightening products.

Collagen is a protein that makes up most of the skin’s structure. It gives it strength, thickness, and that youthful smoothness. Therefore, boost the skin’s collagen in the following ways;

1. Retinoids:

These easily get the gold star for their tried-and-true anti-aging benefits. Topical retinoids have the strongest and best evidence for slowing down collagen breakdown in many different ways. They also stimulate the production of new collagen.


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2. Peptides:

These are the individual building blocks that link up to create protein. Collagen is a protein, so, in theory, more peptides equal more collagen. There’s no shortage of different types of peptides out there, all of which do have varying degrees of efficacy.


3. Vitamin C:

You probably pop it whenever you feel a cold coming on, but turns out vitamin C can ward off wrinkles, too. Not only is it a co-factor for the enzymes that directly produce new collagen, it also helps block UV-induced collagen breakdown.

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4. Antioxidant + Sunscreen:

You should be wearing sunscreen daily to help shield skin from the damaging UV rays that speed up collagen breakdown. But even if your sunscreen application is textbook perfection, the truth is your skin is still going to be exposed to some amount of sun and pollutants, which will create free radicals. That’s when antioxidants come in.


5. Lasers:

Lasers generate microscopic, controlled wounds in the dermal layer of the skin. The skin then responds to this trauma by making new, stronger collagen that leaves the skin thicker, firmer, and smoother. Your skin may look slightly pink for a little while after a laser treatment, but it’s really more about what’s happening underneath the surface of the skin where all of that new collagen is being stimulated.


Remember that more skin’s collagen equals fewer wrinkles!

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