You’ve probably heard a thing or two about collagen; it is certainly a buzzword in conversations about anti aging. But, are you sure you understand the truth about collagen? While it has become synonymous with fillers and lip injections, it has some seriously powerful holistic uses. This protein is the secret, natural, non-invasive, chemical free way to achieve a glowing, gorgeous complexion. Now do we have your attention?
We are passionate about finding natural ways to improve overall health and wellness, so we thought it was absolutely necessary to break this down for you.
What is Collagen?
Typically derived from bovine sources, sometimes chickens and fish scales, collagen is receiving a lot of attention recently thanks to people like the founder of Bulletproof and Jennifer Aniston who sings its praises.
Collagen is a fibrous protein that’s a key component of your skin—it helps keep your skin youthful and resilient. It is also said to help lubricate your joints and aid in digestion. Not to mention it is full of “nonessential” amino acids, like sleep-boosting glycine, as well as proline and hydroxyproline which aids your body in the natural production of collagen.
The natural process of aging causes collagen to start breaking down, which is why cosmetic docs use it as a soft-tissue filler to help erase lines. This process is said to begin in your mid 20s. Luckily for the natural health and wellness community, holistic applications of collagen have been proven incredibly effective.
How Can I Naturally Reverse The Breakdown Of Collagen?
One way is to drink your collagen. A recent review found that oral collagen peptide supplements significantly increased skin hydration after eight weeks, and boosted collagen density in half that time.
There are a number of brands who sell high quality collagen products. One of our favorite products was created by Dave Asprey, the man behind the Bulletproof Coffee craze. Bulletproof sells a collagen protein that can be stirred into coffee, tea, soups, stews, smoothies, or water.
We also love Vital Proteins, a company that is focused on providing sustainably-sourced nutrition products, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. They have a wide variety of collagen products including Marine Collagen Peptides, and Collagen Beauty Greens which combines the benefits of collagen with organic greens, hyaluronic acid and probiotics. You can’t go wrong adding either of these products to your healthy lifestyle routine.
Our favorite natural, non-invasive way to promote collagen production is Arctic Cryo-facials, which we offer at CERULEAN! These chemical free facials combine the healing benefits of cold therapy while promoting the body’s natural ability to heal and renew the skin.
Anti-Aging From Within
Physical appearance starts from the inside out. Our Arctic Cryo-facials are just a single component of the programs we offer at CERULEAN, which are focused on anti-aging from within that can actually reverse and slow-down the breakdown of collagen production. As the awareness of the benefits of collagen increases, the day is sure to come when it is synonymous with holistic beauty.