(Bye Bye Wrinkles)
Collagen is a structural protein and is a principal component in skin. When it decreases, you get wrinkles and sagging. When it increases you get firm, youthful looking skin. So, if you want to keep young looking skin you need to wake up those little collagen productions centers in your skin.
It truly is that SIMPLE. But How Do You Do It?
First, Collagen creams are nowhere on the list. The molecules are too big to penetrate deeply so they just lay on top of your skin, and essentially act as a moisturizer. So instead, here are 5 Specific Actions you can take today to force your skin to create more collagen:
Scratch the Surface: One sure way to produce collagen is to exfoliate. By exfoliating (removing the surface layer of dead cells) the skin is shocked into production of new cells which helps stimulate new collagen production. Retin-A, Glycolic Acid products, microdermabrasion and manual facial scrubs are all good ways to exfoliate the skin. Looking for an at home professional microdermabrasion solution? Try Crystalift.
Light It Up: Light energy in the RED spectrum reaches deep into your skin, which turns on the skins little Collagen production centers call Fibroblasts. The light energy stimulates collagen production to help smooth wrinkles. You can use it for less than 3 minutes a treatment area just two times a week to see results. It also boosts blood flow for an instant glow. Sonulase® is at home collagen boosting system that combines exfoliation and RED light energy.
"Supercharged" Peptides: A combination of Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (more commercially known as Matrixyl-3000) are high-tech amino acid combinations that have been shown to stimulate human skin collagen production in fibroblasts (collagen production centers). LightActives™ Firming Collagen Booster contains Matrixyl-3000, a highly effective peptide in serum form.
Inject Yourself: Your dermatologist can inject Collagen directly into your skin to literally fill it with Collagen. They can also inject products like Sculptra that turn on your fibroblasts to stimulate collagen production.
- Eat It Up!: Eating foods high in vitamin C provides the body with the tools to turn proline and lysine into collagen. Also, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and blackberries contain anthocyanidins that have been found to strengthen the collagen fibers to maintain firmer and healthier skin tone. Lastly, include lean meats, egg whites and wheat germ in your diet to supply your body with sufficient amounts of lysine and proline needed to restore collagen.