Your best skin’s secret weapon: Collagen

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In a nutshell, collagen is what keeps your skin looking plump and young. It’s a protein your body naturally produces to support healthy skin, hair, muscles and bones. From our mid-20s our glory collagen-producing days are behind us though and our bodies produce less and slowly begin to lose collagen. Wouldn’t it be helpful if there was a way to prevent this and promote collagen production? Oh, wait…

Protecting your natural collagen

Apparently, you are what you eat when it comes to preventing collagen loss. Chicken and fish meat are both sources of amino acids and dietary collagen – as well as their less appetising fishbone, scales and skin. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that support skin health, too. Berries and citrus fruits are also good sources of Vitamin C, which not only stimulates collagen synthesis but protects against photodamage from UV exposure, which is thought to break down collagen at a faster rate than normal ageing.

Ramping up your protection against UV exposure is key to slowing down collagen loss, too. Remember to layer on a high-factor SPF even when you’re indoors. Decléor’s Aloe Vera Sun Face Cream provides SPF 50+ protection from the harmful effects of the sun and is enriched with aloe vera, sesame and macadamia oils to leave skin feeling hydrated and nourished all day.

The skincare products that help target signs of collagen loss

As well as helping skin to feel more nourished and hydrated, incorporating a hyaluronic acid serum into your morning skincare routine can help to plump skin with moisture. Decléor Antidote Hyaluronic Acid Serum combines peppermint, sandalwood and patchouli essential oils and natural-origin hyaluronic acid

Follow with our White Magnolia Rosy Cream Moisturiser and you’ll find skin looks plumper, firmer and wrinkles appear reduced.

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