The summer months are coming! That means warm weather, beach days, and fun in the sun! That also means more time in the sun and our skin will suffer the consequences. Although we are all excited for summer activities, we also need to be cautious with how much time we are spending in the sun and take precautions against its impacts on our skin.
There are many things you can do to protect your skin. The main protection and first form of defense would be always applying sunscreen with SPF to your skin. But you can also boost the collagen to strengthen your skin.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. It’s present in multiple parts of the body: tendons, fat, ligaments, and among other places. It helps the pieces of our bodies to fit together, and is crucial to the strength of our bone structure. When the collagen levels in our body are healthy, the cells that contain collagen take on a strong and youthful appearance. Stimulating the growth of collagen can have a domino effect to other parts of your body. The more collagen you have, the more your body is able to produce and maintain.
We want to trigger collagen production in our bodies so that we can reap the benefits of younger, stronger looking skin. When the sun’s rays can be detrimental to the appearance of our skin, it’s important to do all that we can to combat that. Here are five nutrients that can trigger collagen production…
Foods Containing Vitamin C
Foods like oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and strawberries are all rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential to make hyaluronic acid which boosts collagen production in the body. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies, but it decreases as we get older. Eating foods containing vitamin C and amino acids can increase the levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the body. Both are important for the skin so including these foods in your everyday diet will benefit the look of your skin.
You may remember your mom cutting a stem off of an aloe vera plant and rubbing it on your skin when you got burned. It’s because aloe vera gel has long been used for healing and soothing wounds. We also usually apply it after getting sunburned on a long day at the beach. The reason it works to treat cuts and burns is because the aloe vera plant increases collagen production when applied to the skin or even ingested.
Our AHA Marine Firming Masque contains Aloe Vera Gel with its anesthetic, antibacterial, and tissue restorative properties. The aloin-free gelatinous inner leaf is extracted and filtered into this product to provide excellent hydrating, softening, and soothing qualities.
Add it to season your foods, on top of your tacos, garnish on a plate or in your morning smoothie or health shake. Cilantro also contains Vitamin C which boosts collagen production but also contains linolenic acid, which has been studied as a powerful anti-aging factor for your skin.
Definitely one of the healthier options, Algae can prevent oxidation from zapping your skin of its elasticity and collagen. It can be found in health food stores as supplements or even snacks. It may not taste the best but it’s worth it when considering the benefits it can have for your skin. Sanseti’s Revitalizing Marine Moisturizer contains Red Marine Algae which soothes irritated and dehydrated skin due to sunburn, chemical peels, laser treatments, and harsh environmental conditions.
When you take a ginseng supplement or drink tea that contains ginseng, the antioxidants it contains are released into your bloodstream and can protect healthy cells and contribute to glowing skin. Certain studies have also shown that ginseng can also protect the skin against UV damage. Overall, it helps the skin keep its original shape and promotes the growth of collagen in your body.
At Sanseti, we make it easy for you to find products containing the best ingredients for your skin by listing them all out underneath each product’s description. Visit our website to find products perfect for your skin and those that will trigger collagen production!
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