Collagen is one of the most important factors for young looking skin. It’s the most common protein of our entire body. It is found in many tissues: muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels and the digestive system.
Our skin consists of 70% collagen fibers. It’s the reason why our skin looks youthful, smooth, firm and wrinkle-free. Collagen helps skin cells to regenerate and retain moisture.
However, after the age of 25 collagen levels decrease. About 1% of collagen is lost each year, depending on lifestyle habits and skin type. This leads to natural signs of aging such as wrinkles, loss of elasticity, sagging skin and sore joints. Bad life habits speed up this process, while good ones slow it down.
Factors that adversely affect and destroy our precious collagen are: consumption of refined sugar, alcohol, smoking, stress, frequent dehydration, and excessive sun exposure. These are all things we can impact and change. In other words, we can rejuvenate our skin with life habits alone.
Numerous scientific studies show that the skin has an amazing ability to rejuvenate and that it’s never too late to start taking care of it and have visible results. By applying skin care products externally, we can restore the upper layer of the skin, called the epidermis. Various substances such as vitamins E and C, and plants such as immortelle, aloe vera, argan oil, wild rose and red algae extract help restore collagen and reduce the presence of wrinkles and visibility of existing ones.
Red algae is a very powerful ally in skin care and rejuvenation. Thanks to the high concentration of carrageenan, red algae gel has a protective effect on the skin layer. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen in the epidermis, which gives the skin elasticity and firmness, giving it a fresh look. It’s a great humectant, which retains skin moisture, prevents drying and protects it from harmful UV sun rays.
Restoring collagen through diet
The first appearance of wrinkles occurs in the lowest layer of the skin – the dermis, and it can be regenerated and maintained internally through diet. Plants are scientifically proven to contain some of the most powerful anti-aging compounds such as antioxidants, flavonoids, retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E and various minerals.
These substances protect the skin from free radicals that accelerate aging, increase skin moisture (which smoothes wrinkles from the inside) and improve its tightness and elasticity.
A clinic in Cleveland found three things are essential for creation of collagen, and these are vitamin C, zinc and copper. The best sources of these compounds are found in plants. Remember that natural vitamins found in whole foods are superior to synthetically produced ones.
Some of the best sources of vitamin C are green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and amla, Indian superfood. Zinc and copper are highly present in chickpeas and sunflower seeds, which are also a rich source of CoQ10. We must also mention aloe vera that increases the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen. Their level is almost twice as high when we consume it regularly.
Keep your skin looking beautiful and youthful with complete care
In addition, make sure to get enough sleep to support skin rejuvenation at the cellular level and avoid the collagen-destroying things we have already mentioned.
Immortella face cream deeply nourishes the skin with argan, jojoba and evening primrose oils. It also contains a precious red algae gel that restores skin elasticity and tightens it, while immortelle essential oil stimulates skin regeneration. The formulation acts on visible signs of skin aging, rejuvenates, firms and gives shine to the skin.