Is collagen nature’s gift for luscious-looking skin?

Beauty trends come and go, but when it comes to achieving radiant, youthful-looking skin, one ingredient has stood the test of time – collagen.

A silver bullet for the skin, collagen is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity, hydration and firmness.

Collagen production naturally decreases as we age, but other factors will also hasten its demise, including too much sun exposure, smoking, stress and boozing.

The good news is collagen found in diet and supplements may support ageing skin.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a fibre-like protein responsible for our skin’s firmness and elasticity, and it’s found throughout our body, from our skin, cartilage and bones, to our muscles, organs, hair and nails.

Think of it as part of our skin’s scaffolding, a vital ingredient in the connective tissue that keeps our faces smooth and plump.

Collagen is in abundant supply in our youth but tapers off with age, with our skin losing its natural firmness and elasticity. Enter: fine lines and wrinkles.

How can we support collagen health in our bodies?

One of the best ways to keep our skin taught and terrific is to be sun smart and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

Not only can broad spectrum sunscreens with a sun protection factor of 30 reduce the risk of some skin cancers*, but protection from the sun’s harmful rays will keep our skin looking youthful for longer.

UV rays are public enemy number one of flawless skin, as repeated exposure breaks down collagen over time and speeds up the ageing process.

Leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding stress, smoking and excessive alcohol will also pay dividends for your skin.

And there’s more good news…

We can support collagen formation in the body

Want to give your collagen levels a helping hand?

Consuming foods rich in the protein such as bone broth, fish and skin-on chicken, as well as taking collagen supplements, help promote collagen formation.

Total Beauty Collagen tablets and Total Beauty Collagen powder, taken as directed, are two products that can assist with your skin’s appearance.

Take them with other ingredients such as vitamin C, silicon and grape seed to support collagen formation and promote healthier, more resilient skin. But as always, consult a health expert when combining supplements.

*Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun. Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided. Reapply frequently.

This article is brought to you by Caruso’s Total Beauty Collagen. Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.