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Tips To Boost Collagen Production & Get Younger-looking Skin

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Collagen is one of the main proteins of the body and helps hold the body together. It is extremely important for the body and the skin. Collagen helps reduce all signs of ageing. There are some tips that'll help boost the production of collagen in the skin.

This wrinkle-preventing protein keeps the skin looking soft, supple and youthful. But, sadly, collagen starts to deplete after the age of 20 years. Yes, just 20! This is the reason that skin starts to get thinner after this age.

But, there are some ways to boost collagen production and ensure that your skin stays supple and youthful for longer.

This post would be a combination of home ingredients you can use and some tips you can follow to help your skin produce more collagen.

After all, who doesn't want younger and better-looking skin that can last longer? No amount of makeup can eventually delay ageing. So, why not just prevent the ageing signs by boosting collagen production?

Here are some tips you can try to increase the production of collagen all by yourself.


1. Massage:

Massage your face with your fingers at least twice in a day. Once in the morning and once at night. This would improve blood circulation and boost production of collagen. It even brings a nice pink flush to your face.


2. Moisturise:

Dehydration of the skin is easy to come by once collagen production gets depleted. So, stick to a good water-based moisturiser and massage it on to your face, so that your skin drinks it up.


3. Coffee:

No, we don't mean drink coffee. Drinking coffee is actually bad for your skin. Instead you can make a gel out of coffee and aloe vera. This is great for firming up your skin. This actually prevents ageing.


4. Ghee:

Ghee, or emulsified butter, is a natural ingredient that can actually boost collagen. Massaging ghee on your face can give it deep moisturisation.


5. Vitamin C:

Any ingredient that has vitamin C in it can help boost collagen level. This can be orange juice or lemon juice or anything else. Both, applying these or drinking these can be really helpful.


6. Stop Smoking:

If not for the sake of your lungs, do it for the sake of your skin. The sag you eventually see on smokers' skins is very real and a result of lesser production of collagen. This is one such tip you have to let go if you want to boost collagen production in skin naturally.


7. Antioxidants:

Look for skin care products that have antioxidants. Ingredients like green tea in creams and scrubs can be really beneficial. Even applying green tea directly on the skin as a toner can prove to be beneficial.


8. Toners:

This brings us to the next point. It is extremely important to use a toner after a certain point of time in your life. Toners help shrink pores and bring the pH level of the skin down to normal after washing. It will also help boost the collagen level.


9. Exfoliate:

Scrubbing your face helps get rid of the dead skin cells and hence promotes new better skin to grow. This is a really important step in boosting collagen production.


10. Retinol:

Look for creams that have retinol in them, as this vitamin form helps boost collagen production.


11. Turmeric:

Turmeric is one such ingredient that has multiple benefits. It can actually help boost collagen production and reduce all signs of ageing.


12. SPF:

Sun damage can actually reduce the production of collagen. That makes SPF a really important part of your skin care regime which you must never fail to use in the form of sunscreens.

Read more about: collagen, wrinkles, home remedies
Story first published: Monday, September 26, 2016, 17:00 [IST]
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