We’ve all heard someone talk about Collagen, whether it was your local health expert, beauty guru, or THAT anti-age advert that always triumphs this amazing miracle ingredient. The question is – what is collagen and why should we be excited? This time, we think that the buzz around Collagen is definitely worth it.
What is Collagen
You probably noticed that most of the products you use on your skin contain Collagen, but what is this ingredient actually? Collagen is one of the body’s most prominent proteins– and for good reason. The protein can be found in your muscles, bones, blood vessels, digestive systems, tendons, and many more areas. Collagen can be described as the thing that gives your skin life- it replaces dead skin cells, gives skin its strength, and influences your skin’s elasticity. When it comes to things like your tendons and joints, it works like a basic glue that keeps your skeleton together. The question stands- if your body is producing this protein in abundance, why do we have to ingest or apply it?
As we grow older, our bodies naturally reduce the production of Collagen, which is further influenced by habits such as smoking, eating vast amounts of sugar, sun exposure, and overall pollution. Without this very important protein in your body, your skin may become saggy, wrinkles may show up, and you can even experience some joint pain. This means that collagen, however consumed, is vital for not only your skin health, but joint health as well.
The Benefits of Collagen
1. The anti-ageing benefits
The problem with collagen is that as it decreases, the signs become more and more prominent on your skin. By receiving Collagen facial treatments, your skin can be just as elastic and plump as it once was in your youth. Various studies found that the skin of females between the age of 35 and 55 elasticity improved within 4 weeks after receiving various collagen treatments. Collagen also helps improve your skin health by continually helping your skin cells repair itself- leaving you with healthy, happy skin!
2. Helps reduce the visual appearance of Cellulite
Although Collagen won’t remove your cellulite, it can help reduce the visual signs of Cellulite. As the levels of collagen decrease within your body, your skin starts to thin, causing cellulite to be much more prominent in certain areas. By using collagen filled products- the visual signs of cellulite may be decreased. It’s important to remember that cellulite is completely normal, and about 80 to 90 percent of females have cellulite.
3. Helps you build, repair, and support muscle
As Collagen is one of the major components of a person’s muscle tissue, it’s clear to derive that a lack of collagen can seriously affect your muscle strength, and performance. Collagen also helps produce glycine, which is a certain type of amino acid, which helps power your muscles. Adding collagen to your diet can actively help your performance at the gym or help keep our muscles strong as we age.
How to add Collagen
Many find that adding an anti-aging cream into their overall skin routine helps a lot. Products like QMS Med night Collagen repair will leave your skin feeling more moisturised and elastic. Chan Wela’s Collagen Rejuvenation treatment uses the QMS Collagen products that’s specially engineered to help deliver collagen to the body. QMS pioneering collagen serums have the best moisture retaining capacity. Scientiﬁcally advanced delivery techniques used in this facial treatment leads to improve wrinkles and sagging by targeting the underlying cause of aging – loss of collagen.