Keep yourself together. Literally.
That’s exactly what collagen does. It’s that protein substance that holds our body together, giving our skin the strength and elasticity, and aids in fast production of new skin cells. At age 40, collagen production begins to decline and if you aren’t really very particular with your health and lifestyle, it may come early.
Imagine that you are creating a paper maché. You need enough glue to keep your art together, right? And what happens if you don’t have enough glue? Sure, you can keep the paper together but the surface won’t be smooth and will be crumpled. Same is true with our skin. Without enough collagen, our skin start to sag, crease and wrinkle.
What affects the slow production of collagen in our body?
Excessive exposure to sunlight. Smoking. High Sugar Consumption.
So unless you have plenty of money to spend on collagen IV, avoid these three.
How can we restore the lost moisture and at least slow down our skin’s aging process?
Refrain from getting exposed to UV rays unprotected. Exercise. Follow a good skincare routine. Eat nutritious food and drink water. What types of food exactly? Foods rich in Amino Acids (fish, poultry), Proline (egg whites, cheese, cabbage, meat, soy), Anthocyanidins (berries, cherries), Vitamin A (dark leafy greens, cantaloupe, squash), Vitamin C (oranges, pepper, broccoli), and Copper (shellfish, nuts, red meat).
Do all skincare products that promise the benefits of collagen deliver the results?
Unfortunately, no. Be careful of the products your purchase. Homemade topical solutions do not make the cut because collagen is too dense to be absorbed by the skin. Pevonia moisturisers are made through a technology called tri-phase homogenisation where the collagen is reduced and mixed into the moisturiser so that it blends in and gets absorbed by the skin easily. The process is done and supervised by our professional skincare engineers.
Making a paper maché with no enough glue is daunting and you won’t be satisfied with the results. Wishing for youthful skin with poor collagen production, well, that remains a wish.
Check out the Pevonia Power Repair Line abundant in collagen, elastin and DNA that help rejuvenate and restore skin.
Aside from products with collagen, you can also use skincare with Retinol (Vitamin A). Retinol renews, repairs and brightens the skin. Pevonia’s Spa Clinica Pro Micro-Retinol Essential Serum is currently featured in Prevention Magazine, Australia’s leading magazine for women 40+.