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What Does Collagen Do For Your Skin?

What does collagen do for your skin? What is collagen? Why do you need it? How do you get it?

1. What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that is responsible for healthy connective tissues like joints, ligaments, muscles and skin.

It is a major component of our skin and it keeps our skin in good health, providing it with structural, flexibility and hydration benefits.

This is how collagen looks like in our skin, compare the difference between younger and aging skin:

collagen structure

2. Why do you need it?

Your body produces less collagen with age. Exposure to UV rays, high sugar intake and smoking also causes collagen fibers to break down faster.

Visibly, this causes dry skin, wrinkles and fine lines. You can reduce these signs of aging significantly, by replenishing the collagen in your skin.

Thankfully, there are simple ways to do that!

3. How do you get it?

You can increase collagen internally through diet. To generate collagen, your body needs...

  • Proline: in eggs, dairy, soy, cabbage, mushrooms, asparagus
  • Anthocyanidins: in blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries
  • Vitamin C: in citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli
  • Vitamin A: in carrots, onions, peas, spinach, squash
  • Copper: in cocoa, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, lentils
  • Zinc: in nuts, seeds, beans, chickpeas, lentils, milk, cheese, beef, lamb and pork

However, as we age, our body gets less efficient at producing collagen. Thus it makes good sense to complement nutrition with natural skincare that provides you with a natural source of collagen.

You can replenish the collagen content in your skin with natural oils like Ripple Saltwater Crocodile Oil and others in our Silky Skin Range.

They contain ethically sourced pure saltwater crocodile oil which is full of collagen, omega 3, 6, 7, 9 fatty acids and nutrients needed to nourish, heal and protect your skin, and hair!

As crocodile oil's composition is very similar to the naturally occurring oil in your skin, it gets absorbed into your skin readily and takes effect quickly.

crocodile oil composition

Remember, take care of your skin and it will take care of you! Let us know if you have any questions or comments by messaging us on FB or email us to :)

reduces wrinkles & lines      reduces acne & maskne      reduces blemishes      reduces eczema      lightens scars      nourishes & protect


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