The Secret To Younger-Looking Skin?
The secret to younger-looking skin isn’t really a secret at all. It comes down to something you already have – collagen.
Collagen is a protein that’s found in your skin, eyes and connective tissue. It provides structural support and plays a vital role in your body, such as tissue repair.
Unfortunately, as you age, your collagen production slows right down.
This, combined with the reduction of another important protein called elastin, leads to signs of ageing such as sagging skin and wrinkles. In addition to the unavoidable, there are lifestyle choices that cause you to lose collagen, such as over-exposure to ultraviolet light and a poor diet.
Menopause is a big contributor to slowing down your collagen production. Around 30% of skin collagen is lost in the first five years of menopause alone and significantly affects the appearance of your skin.
But it’s not all bad news…
You can do several things to boost your collagen production to reduce the visible signs of ageing, like eating plenty of collagen-rich foods and investing in quality skincare.
Protect your skin from sun damage, stay hydrated and eat foods that contain vitamin C and antioxidants.
Reduce your caffeine and sugar intake and if you smoke, stop as soon as possible.
Every one of these things will help to maintain your collagen and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from developing more rapidly.
However, even if you follow all the preventative advice, you won’t stop the ageing process completely. So, if you’re unhappy with your appearance then there are plenty of non-surgical treatments that can help.
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“With the weather getting warmer, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated if you want to avoid premature ageing. Drinking plenty of water is a good place to start, but hydration requires more than just water. It requires electrolytes too.
Electrolytes are essential minerals like sodium, calcium, and potassium that are vital to many important functions in the body – including hydrating your skin. Electrolyte drinks or supplements can help make sure you have all the essential minerals you need to stay hydrated.”