Collagen: The Secret to that Coveted Glowing Complexion  

 

These are the times when people are more concerned about their physical appearances. People, no matter what age or gender, tend to invest in expensive but effective skin care products to maintain good-looking skin and to banish annoying skin blemishes.

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Instead for paying for expensive face creams and facial procedures, why not invest in something more convenient to use and more effective?

Drinking collagen is one of the latest beauty trends nowadays quickly gaining a huge following worldwide. A lot of people are ecstatic to be informed that you can drink your way to better skin, no matter what age.

Collagen: The Lowdown

Collagen is the protein present in your skin. It is the fundamental element that keeps the dermis of the skin youthful and supple, and also keeps the body joints well lubricated. Collagen is also rich in amino acids commonly tagged as “nonessential” but is still vital in keeping the body functions smooth.

Some examples of these amino acids are glycine, which helps boost sleep, and proline and hydroxyproline which are needed in the skin.

As we age, collagen eventually breaks down, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is why aestheticians inject collagen as a filler to help erase lines and make the skin (or sometimes the lips) plump and supple.

The trend

The ingested collagen trend started in Asia, with brands like Amore Pacific and Shiseido introducing the drinkable collagen in their skin care line. This is usually in the form of supplements, powders and drinks. In the recent years, more Western brands are also jumping on the ingestible collagen bandwagon.image5

Why drink collagen?

Collagen, as a natural protein, is unique since it contains high amounts of hysine, glycine and proline- essential amino acids for the repair of skin and bone tissues.

Drinking collagen instead of injecting it applying as a topical cream is advised because this way, the while body is provided with the essential ingredients for the repair and creation of connective tissues. In addition, a recent study shows that drinking oral collagen peptides regularly significantly affects the hydration and collagen density of the skin.

According to Naomi Whittel, CEO and founder of health and nutrition brand Reserveage, when you ingest collagen, the pool of essential amino acids available for the collagen-manufacturing cells in the body is increased.

The fibroblasts in the dermis are the one’s responsible for the production of collagen so increasing the pool of collagen in the body stimulates the production of collagen in the dermal layer.

Predictions

A lot of specialists are claiming that the ingestible collagen trend will be a huge beauty trend in no time since this supports the idea that a beautiful outward appearance starts by taking care of your insides. Its convenient procedure is only an added reason as to why this trend is steadily gaining popularity.

Other wellness and beauty brands are also doing some finishing touches on their collagen line before launching it in the market. Most of these brands derive collagen from marine resources such as fish scales.

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