Every other month there seems to be something new the beauty world is buzzing about. The one we’ve been hearing about lately is Collagen. We know how hard it is to find time to properly research and make sense of products and trends, so we’ve investigated this one for you.
Firstly, what IS Collagen? The word “collagen” comes from the Greek word for glue, and that’s an easy way to think about how it works in your body. Collagen is a protein in your body that binds cells and tissues together while helping them maintain shape and integrity. These cells and tissues are found in your skin, hair and nails. Meaning Collagen is essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. Collagen is also necessary for the proper function of your muscle, joints and bones.
So at this point you’re probably now wondering why you need more Collagen if it occurs naturally in your body? Well bad news babe. Sadly collagen production doesn’t get better with age. By your mid-20’s your body makes less and less of it. Which is why it’s around that same time we start reaching for anti-aging products to fight those fine lines starting to appear.
The good news is, you can increase your bodies Collagen levels by adding it your diet. When we say diet, we do mean ingest the Collagen - topical products only do 20% of the work for skin. Hello edible beauty!
Ok so now we’ve got the science-y stuff out of the way, what exactly are the benefits Collagen has to offer? Feast your eyes on this:
- Improves fine lines
- Improves skin elasticity
- Improves skin firmness
- Improves sun damaged skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts hydration
- Improves appearance
- Promotes elongation
- Improves health
- Assists in regeneration
- Strengthens follicles
- Improves quality
- Maintain health
- Promotes growth
- Corrects damage
With so many amazing external (and internal) benefits, it's easy to see why the beauty world is abuzz with Collagen! We must admit, all of us babes at Health Lab HQ are also now loyal lovers of Collagen.
The key piece of information we found during our searching is to make sure you make it a daily habit, otherwise, you probably won't notice much of a difference.
P.S. We just might have an easy on-the-go way to get Collagen into you diet coming up very soon….stay tuned