By Sinead M'Gee
If you’re looking for something to make your skin look plump without the worry of injectables, collagen is for you. But what is collagen? It is found deep in the dermis throughout our skin, and more concentrated in connective tissues like our tendons and ligaments. It can make your skin look dewy, your nails stronger, and help minimise joint pain. In summary, Collagen is pretty much Youth Group’s Forever Young but a skincare ingredient.
So why should we include collagen in our skincare routine? Collagen is incredibly humectant, which mean it helps the skin stay healthy and aims to improve fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used daily, as it is a noninvasive, gentle ingredient that is found naturally in our skin.
Collagen makes up roughly 80 percent of our skin along with elastin. We start to lose elasticity and collagen reproduction in our skin around the age of 18 so it’s never too early to start incorporating collagen into your skincare regime. Along with using a little collagen in your skincare routine, prevention is paramount. Getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and of course using a good broad-spectrum sunscreen can go hand in hand with younger looking skin.
We see collagen inspired products which you can consume or ingest, like tea’s or broths but at Spascriptions we like to use it topically. A favourite among Spascriptions users is our Collagen Hydrogel Lip Mask and Under Eye Masks. Find them online or in store now.