How to boost collagen in skin?

Date: 10 Jan 2024

The skin is soft, smooth, and firm when collagen levels are high. Collagen helps the skin cells renew and repair themselves. Both the levels and quality of collagen affect the skin.

As a person ages, their body produces less of certain types of collagen, and the quality of collagen in the body reduces. This can lead to a loss of elasticity in the skin and other connective tissues, lines, wrinkles, and looseness in the skin.

As people get older, changes in collagen structure occur that weaken the bond between the different layers of the skin. This could be why people develop wrinkles and other features associated with aging skin. 

Ways to boost collagen.

Many people are looking into boosting collagen in the skin to stop wrinkles and other signs of skin aging. Here are some options that researchers have investigated.

•    Collagen supplements can reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity and hydration after 90 days. Moreover, the collagen peptides in supplements directly affect the collagen structures in the body, known as fibroblasts.

•    Collagen injectables are cosmetic procedures done by injecting bovine (cow) collagen under your skin. To avoid any allergies, you must do skin by a healthcare professional and be monitored for a week before injecting collagen.

•    Collagen in creams and other topical products can only moisturize the skin because collagen has giant molecules that cannot penetrate the skin. 

•    Collagen stimulators are innovative products that a healthcare professional injects into the skin directly to stimulate long-term collagen and elastin production. 

Johnson, J. (2022, May 20). 9 ways to stimulate collagen production in skin. Medical News Today.