50 is the new 40, or so the saying goes. That might be the case in some aspects of life, but it seems like it hasn’t received the memo when it comes to our skin.
If you’re over 50, the likelihood is you’re now more than aware that the ageing process has been creeping up for some time. As a result, it’s likely the skin and complexion of your youth are becoming a distant memory.
Why am I ageing?
Collagen is a protein that makes up one-third of the body’s protein. It’s the second most common substance in your body after water. Interesting, right? This magical protein is found in our bones, ligaments, muscles, teeth, blood vessels, internal organs and cartilage. Not only this, but interestingly it helps to reduce wrinkles, firm the skin and keep it more hydrated.
From our early 20’s, our bodies begin to lose collagen by a rate of 1% every year. Unfortunately, by the time you’re 30, you’ll have lost about 10% of your collagen levels. Also, if you factor in smoking, stress, alcohol, UV exposure or an unhealthy diet, your collagen levels will likely decline even quicker. This means that by the age of 50, you may have lost about 50% of your collagen levels.
What does this mean for me?
Well, if you’re in your fifties, then it’s likely you’re experiencing one or more of the following symptoms due to a lack of collagen:
- Dehydrated skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines (becoming progressively more visible)
- Sagging skin (specifically your face and neck)
- Weak and possibly thinning hair
- Brittle nails
- Joint stiffness
- Fragile bones (breaking more easily)
Sadly, these are the symptoms of a body getting older, and your collagen levels are getting lower and lower. Don’t worry. It’s happening to us all.
What can I do?
Although nobody can be Benjamin Button, and we’re yet to find the fountain of youth, there is something you can do. Top up your collagen.
Collagen is found in food, but the trouble is it hasn’t been hydrolysed (broken down into bioavailable fibres known as collagen peptides), which means your body will find it challenging to get enough collagen from diet alone.
The best way to top up your levels is with a collagen supplement. By adding a daily supplement, such as SkinGlo, to your routine, you will ensure you’re topping up your collagen stores. We find that within 14 days, less for many, you’ll notice the benefits of increasing your collagen stores, including:
- Smoother, plumper skin
- More hydrated skin
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Healthier, stronger hair and roots
- Stronger nails
- Joint relief
- Increased bone strength
These are just a few of the most common benefits individuals are rewarded with when taking collagen supplements. However, many other people claim to notice a range of other differences.
Hopefully, you’re now a little more aware of the ageing process and why your skin is ageing. While we can’t turn back time, our daily collagen supplement can help you maintain your youthful image, making you look younger and improving your confidence.