Learn how to maintain and stimulate Collagen

Collagen is produced naturally, but as we age it diminishes

Collagen is a protein made by the skin or other body components that offers the elasticity and smoothness of skin, contributing to maintaining your skin toned and preventing sagging. With age, the natural creation of collagen starts to slow which results from the wrinkles and lines forming around eyes and mouth in addition to on the neck and face. Though this is a normal part of the ageing process, there are various ways you may attempt to slow this process and maintain your skin healthy.

Collagen Production

What are the ways to beautiful skin? You may get it in the foods you eat. Another way to attain beautiful skin is with skincare products which contain ingredients that are proven in studies to enhance the skin. The best foods for lovely skin are the types full of anti-oxidants vitamins, minerals and healthful fats.

Increase your consumption of Vitamin C, that’s the key to the creation of collagen. Guavas, berries, oranges, garden strawberry, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and tomato are great sources of vitamin C. Attempt to eat these foods raw because heat will destroy Vitamin C. Two other vitamins which are crucial to collagen manufacturing are vitamins B and E. To receive your daily necessities of these vitamins, eat lots of the green leaf vegetable, broccoli, cauliflower, bean, wheat germ, nuts and seeds. Try fortified cereals and bread to get sufficient Vitamin B complex and E vitamin. The strongest ones are dark leafy greens since they’re so full of antioxidants.

Anti-oxidants are vital since they stop free radical damage, which is among the essential causes of early ageing and an uneven tone and feel. Green tea and white tea include always recommended since antiaging drinks due to the compounds found in them. White tea is perfect for preventing the breakdown of collagen by enzymes and rich from phenolic acid which is known to protect the tissue. Green tea, of course, has a large amount of catechin, that are anti-oxidants which work to neutralize the free radicals which may harm and age your skin. Lutein is another strong antioxidant that fights free radicals which have a tendency to lead to decreased collagen. Taking the recommended daily intake of the antioxidant will assist increase the elasticity of your skin by increasing collagen manufacturing. Green leaf vegetable like kale and spinach are especially high in lutein.

Fish is very important due to the omega-3 fatty acid. If you are worried about the toxicity waste in the majority of fish, then a molecularly distilled fish oil supplement would be suggested. Additionally, it is essential that the foods you eat encourage the increase of collagen in skin. By eating the ideal foods you’ll be able to avoid a number of the free radical damage.

Decline in Collagen

Phytoestrogen – As women age, the normal manufacturing of oestrogen decreases. Estrogen is crucial for maintenance of healthful collagen. Many plant foods contain phytoestrogens which replace the effects of the lost estrogen. By replacing the natural oestrogen with these phytoestrogens, the normal loss of collagen can be slowed. Foods high in phytoestrogen are soybean beans and products made from them, bran, peas, pinto beans, flaxseeds, alfalfa and sprouts. Gelatine is a protein-based product that is the component in jello and jellies which makes them gel. Gelatin is also the substance which forms on the top of cooked meat after it’s cooled.

Maintenance of the Skin

The secret to maintaining your hydration production to its highest lies not just in what you eat, but in what skincare you use. Simply by utilizing a skin cream that stimulates the increase of hydration in the skin naturally you can stop and reduce ageing signs significantly, and have youthful and lovely skin much longer. It’s essential that the epidermis cream that you use is made of ingredients which are scientifically proven to increase hydration production. For instance, the repairing protein Cynergy TK that was proven in clinical studies was found to stimulate the increase of hydration. The effects were obvious: it gave a prolonged improvement of epidermis moisture retention of 14% over 18 days and also a sustained improvement of epidermis elasticity of 42% over 18 days.

To put it simply, it implies that the skin becomes deeply hydrated and firmer throughout the first weeks of utilizing a skin cream with Cynergy TK. At that moment Cynergy TK along with other equally powerful ingredients are kind of the key of the few lucky individuals who’ve searched diligently for the secrets of lovely skin.

Collagen Stimulation

Other than the above, there are treatments that can stimulate collagen to be produced such as Ellanse and Clarity Laser. Ellanse is a different type of dermal filler that while stimulating collagen can also help to fill up the lacking areas of the face. It can

  1. Reshape the Chin
  2. Reshape the Nose
  3. Fill the Cheeks and Lift Them
  4. Enhance Forehead and the Temple

Ellanse also comes in 4 types which differs in their duration, from 1 year to 4 years. Ellanse can also be used to treat fine lines and in the removal of wrinkles while stimulating the body to produce more collagen.

Clarity Laser, also known as Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser uses laser of two wavelengths to treat the skin. It consists of:

  • NdYag 1064nm laser: For rejuvenation, firming and lifting of skin, collagen stimulation and pore reduction
  • Alexandrite 755nm laser: Treats facial redness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and hair removal

It goes beneath the skin to treat visible veins and pigmentations while at the same time it stimulates collagen and reduces pore size, resulting in a tighter and firmer face. Clarity Laser can treat:

  1. Rosacea also known as Acne Redness
  2. Facial Hair
  3. Broken Capillaries, Facial Veins also known as Telangiectasia and Spider Veins
  4. Pigmentation and Freckles
  5. Saggy Face and Dull Skin
  6. Uneven Skin Tone
  7. Large Pores and Black HEads

Both treatments have little to no pain or side effects and downtime is minimal. Before embarking on the procedure, a consultation with Dr Wong of Kowayo will be arranged to determine the types and frequency of treatment to achieve the best result.