Tuesday 11 June 2019

10 Reasons Why Your Skin Needs Collagen

Hello Everyone
After a month-long break from Ramadhan, Back to blogging :)

This is a Guest Post by Maryam of the blog The Beautiholic.

10 Reasons Why Your Skin Needs Collagen 

Collagen, as you know is ruling the anti-aging skincare industry. Most of us know about
it is a magical ingredient that gives you wrinkle-free, youthful skin. With so many
videos and articles on the internet, we are aware of the fact that collagen boosts our
skins’ elasticity and this is exactly why this protein is mostly found in anti-aging
products. In this post today, we will explore what is collagen, how it benefits the skin,
how long does collagen supplements take to work and finally, why you need collagen for
your skin.

What is collagen?
Collagen is the primary organizational protein that is located on the outside of the
various connective tissues in our body. Collagen is the most profusely found protein in
our body. Type 1 collagen is most likely found in the bodies of every human species.
It is found in muscles, bones, skin, tendons, blood vessels, and the digestive system.
Collagen provides strength and also replaces dead skin cells that accumulate on our
skin. If we talk about other parts of the body collagen acts as a glue and holds each
tendon and muscle at its place.

Our body naturally produces collagen but as we start aging, the collagen production
starts to slow down. This is when various degenerative signs such as fine lines and
wrinkles, sagging of skin, joint pains and various other aging symptoms are most visible.
Several lifestyle factors such as diet high or carbs and sugar, excessive smoking and
overexposure to the sun can also deplete collagen levels. Collagen is a very important
the element which maintains healthy and youthful skin. So, in this article, we are going to
learn about the benefits of collagen and why we should indulge collagen products in our
daily routine.

How long does it take for collagen supplements
to work?

Collagen supplements are really exciting when it comes to testing them out. Health-
conscious people get really elated when it comes to collagen supplements but
sometimes seem to get disappointed with the results.
Like anything other than prescription drugs, collagen supplements take time to show its
effects and patience and consistency is the key.

The time depends on what type of benefits are you looking for. In order to see any
positive results on the skin, it usually takes up to four weeks. People need to wait for 12
weeks on more in order to receive the maximum results. It takes 3 months for people
with sports-related injuries to see effects in joint pain. While people with osteoarthritis
might need to wait for 3-6 months or more to see any effective improvement in their
pain-related issues.

Top 10 Reasons to Include Collagen in your Diet

#1 It can boost the health of your skin

This is the most important benefit of collagen on our skin. It improves skin elasticity,
retains moisture and prevents excessive transepidermal water loss commonly known as
TDS. It also prevents roughness and dryness in your skin thereby giving you smooth and
glowing skin. It also reduces any signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles and is
also proven beneficial for reducing cellulite and stretch marks.

#2 Reduces joint pain

When you age and start to lose collagen, the tendons and ligaments start moving with
the uneasiness which creates friction thereby leading to stiffness and swollen joints.
Collagen has a gel-like smooth texture which acts as a lubricant and helps your joints
glide against each other more easily thereby reducing pain and fiction. Studies have
shown that including collagen in treatments related to bone disorders, osteoarthritis, and joint pains are very effective and beneficial.

#3 Prevents bone loss

Bones are normally made of collagen which provides them strength and enables them
to maintain their strength. When collagen depletes in your body with age it also reduces
bone density as well. This can lead to severe bone related disorders and can also lead to bone fractures. Therefore, consuming Collagen supplements daily can improve bone
health and reduce any such risks.

#4 Boosts Metabolism

Intake of collagen supplements daily can lead to a positive boost in your metabolism
which helps in converting essential nutrients absorbed by the body. Collagen converts
glucose into energy which supports proper functioning of the body. It also burns more
calories than fat and protects bone health. Collagen supplements can be consumed with
Vitamin C in order to reap more benefits. These ingredients together can restore energy
and liveliness.

#5 Builds muscle mass

The muscle tissues in your body are made mostly of collagen. This keeps your muscles
strong and also ensures that it functions properly throughout. Researches show that
taking collagen supplements daily can boost muscle mass and also stimulates the
synthesis of muscle proteins such as creatine which helps in muscle building.

#6 Strengthens Hair, Nails, and Teeth

Lack of collagen can lead to hair breakage, brittle nails and also unhealthy teeth.
Collagen seems to be a very important competent which plays a great role in keeping
hair, nails, and teeth healthy. Studies show that consuming collagen supplements daily
can provide healthy looking nails and teeth and can also prevent hair loss thereby
making hair stronger and shinier.

#7 Helps heal leaky gut

Leaky gut is a syndrome where all the bad toxins are able to pass through your digestive
system. In such cases, the consumption of collagen can really prove to be beneficial. This
helps to soothe your gut lining by breaking up proteins which are consumed by your
body. Collagen contains amino acids which heal the damaged cell walls. It also reduces
inflammation and irritation and is really beneficial for people with bowel dysfunction.
It also helps the intestines to absorb water properly and prevents any foreign object
from entering the body.

#8 Improves liver health

Collagen proves to be really helpful if you want to detox your body from harmful
substances and want to flush out all the bad things from your system. It also improves
blood flow and protects the liver health. It reduces the damage caused to the liver by foreign and unknown substances, alcohol and toxins. It also minimizes the effects of
chronic and acute liver diseases.

#9 Protects heart health

The amino acids present in collagen reduce fat build-up in the arteries and releases
them to the bloodstream. It, therefore, minimizes fat accumulation in the arteries.
Amino acids repair the tissues in the joints and parties of the heart thereby leading to
proper blood flow to the entire body. It controls blood pressure and allows the arteries
to widen up and the muscle cells and blood vessels to relax for better blood circulation.
This process is known as vasodilation.

#10 It reverses skin aging

One of the most widely acclaimed benefits of collagen is that it prevents skin aging and
provides youthful, glowing and healthy-looking skin. It is the essential protein which
provides elasticity to the skin, therefore, keeping your skin firm and tight for long
periods of time. Studies show that consuming collagen reduces wrinkles and fine lines
within eight weeks of its usage.

About the Author
Mariyam is a beauty blogger and editor at The Beautyholic. Being impassioned by
writing, she’s blogging since 4+ years and still going strong. In her pastime, she loves
cuddling her pets, watching movies and reading online articles about beauty, fashion,
and lifestyle.


Mary said...

Thank you so much for providing me with this opportunity to write for Indian Beauty Bloom. :)

Pallavi Jain said...

Awesome article...
Very informative...eye opener that why our skin need collagen

Noorain**chica in red** said...

I’m extremely pleased to have read the untold benefits of collagen! Specially about how it’s useful for metabolism

Akanksha said...

Ageing decreases our body to produce collagen naturally. Great to read all about it. I'm currently taking collagen supplements.

Khushboo said...

Thats a very informative post about skin collagen. I will include it in my diet

Bushra said...

That's myth buster post clear many doubts about collagen. Never know that's it's very important to keep body Healthy

shilpi said...

I know collagen is important not only for skin but for body too. Very helpful post

Ruchi Mayank Verma said...

I was really unaware that it removes joint pains too. Thanks for sharing all these as it's really informative.

Ritu Kalra said...

I never knew collagen has so many health benefits and specially makes you look young..I will definetly try to now..

Megha Saraf said...

I so agree collagen is so essential for our skin to look young and healthy. I use collagen sheet masks to take care of my skin.

A Lady Lawyer said...

I knew about collagen having a great effect on skin but did not know about all of its other benefits! Good post for sure.
Noor Anand Chawla

Siddhi said...

I hadn't a clue about collagen till date. I was always assuming it to be a part of some beauty products. This is such an informative piece

Wanderer said...

Good to know about the benefits of collagen in such great details. I know that collagen is good for skin but didn't know it has so many benefits.

Vijvihaar said...

wow such an informative blog bout the collagen for skin. I was not aware about all this before.

Utpal Khot said...

Collagen should be an essential ingredient in our diet and we can see the results soon. This post is crisp and to the point. very well written. :)

Utpal Khot

Snigdha Prusti said...

This is really informative.. I know collagen is really necessary for our body to look young and healthy..

Bushra said...

Never know the healing benefits of collagen. Thanks for summing them up very helpful tips

Asfa said...

As a skincare enthusiastic I know the importance of collagen,thank you for informative post

Mrinal said...

Wow! I had no idea that collagen helps prevent bone loss and helps with gut! That's interesting!

Read.dream.repeat said...

I had heard about Collagen, but didn't know its benefits in such detail. Looks like everyone should know these. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Paresh Godhwani said...

Before reading this post, I didn't know anything about collagen and it is so good for the skin. Thank you for sharing the information will definitely try it.

Amrita said...

This was an interesting article about collagen and its effect after oral intake.Need to talk to my doctor about this

Gunjan(TugguNMommy.com) said...

As you said collgen is well known for its anti ageing properties, but i wasn't aware of other things, thanks for sharing, will check for an oral consumption

Anukriti Malik said...

I never knew what a collagen is but, the plus points have a never ending list. Definitely keeping this saved, thanks for the informative post.

AmritKaur_Amy said...

Collagen is necessary for our body as well as skin. After the age of 25 we need to invest in skincare products with collagen as ingredient.

shreya said...

Excellent blog, good to see someone is posting quality information. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Keep up the good work.
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