Collagen is the protein behind pretty much everything holding you up…providing structure and strength to the skin, bones, muscles and tendons. It helps skin maintain its firmness, suppleness and elasticity.
Collagen plays an essential role in the renewal of skin. Unfortunately, production starts to decrease starting as early as your mid 20’s causing the skin to sag and wrinkle.
Don’t stress! Here are my favorite options to protect and boost your collagen production.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect your skin from environmental stressors that triggers collagen breakdown. I love the Skin Better Science Alto and Defenage 8-in-1 BioSerum
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins the skin needs to look and function its best. Defenage 8-in-1 Bioserum contains a select blend of peptides and proprietary Defensins that stimulates an overproduction of dormant stem cells to boost collagen production and promote a healthy, youthful complexion.
Hot off the lab bench from the Mayo Clinic is Skin Science. This intensive repair serum uses EXOSOMES which message your skin to repair and regenerate itself. Move over PRP…say hello to Exosomes! The future of skin rejuvenation has arrived.
4. Sun Smart
Exposure to UV rays is the most damaging factor to consider! You can get up to 18 hours of incidental driving in your car, light from you phones and computers. The newer medical sunscreens are elegantly formulated with the most comprehensive protection you can get.
While most sunscreens protect from UV rays, the newer all physical sunscreens are elegantly formulated to offer Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection, environmental pollution protection, deflect heat, infrared and blue light defense.
I offer Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, Sente Invisible Shield Full Physical Sunscreen and Skin Better Science Tone Smart. These light-weight formulations are the perfect coverage to meet your individual needs and provide the ultimate protection.
Laser skin rejuvenation promotes natural collagen production while improving skin tone, texture and health.
Sculptra and Silhouette Absorbable Suture Silhouette Instalift are made from Plyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA). When expertly places these procedures stimulate your body to product its own collagen. These non-surgical procedures restore volume for long-lasting results that improve over time.