Did you know approximately 75-80% of your skin is comprised of collagen? Healthy collagen keeps skin elastic and firm, plump and full, preserving that youthful appearance we all crave. Here are 3 things that help with collagen creation and preservation.
(We won't get into all the complicated science because it is a really lengthy, dry read that has a tendency to put people to sleep.)
1. Eating The Right Mix Of Amino Acids
Regardless of the marketing you may have read, there isn't a lot of evidence to show that taking collagen supplements will result in that collagen reaching the skin. What we should really be looking at is ingesting a diet that is complete, and provides all the amino acids required for collagen creation. Everything we eat is broken down and disassembled by our digestive system into base amino acids and various other compounds. These amino acids are then recombined into the complicated complete protein strands that are used in collagen synthesis. Whether you're a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, be sure to eat a variety of foods which on their own (think salmon, chicken, quinoa) or combined (beans and rice) will provide all the amino acids you need for healthy collagen. And don't forget the Vitamin C, it's a part of the process, so be sure to eat your fruits and veggies.
2. Clinical LED Cold Laser Treatments
Our bodies respond when exposed to different wavelengths of light (sunlight and vitamin D for example). Red light cold laser is excellent for tissue repair and the stimulation of collagen producing fibroblasts as well as formation of elastin. The end result? increased elasticity and fullness to the skin, as well as a smoother appearance. At Glow Luxe we have many years of Cold Laser experience, and have developed our own unique protocols. See Cold Laser Photo-rejuvenation
3. Peptide Based Skin Care
At Glow Luxe we formulate our own products and are able to include a high level of beneficial ingredients. Regularly applying a product that contains active peptides can go a long way in maintaining a youthful appearance. Peptides such as Palmitoyl Pentapeptide, Cu Complex Copper ferment, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide penetrate the skin and stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen for a beautiful plumping benefit. After 4-6 weeks of use a high percentage of people will see an improvement in skin quality and suppleness. See BV9 Platinum Serum
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