We’re no strangers to the phrase “as soft as a baby’s skin.” But have you ever wondered why it is so? Well, you can attribute a big chunk of it to collagen. Yes, it’s that word that’s often thrown around in beauty circles, but what does it really mean?
Collagen is actually a protein found in the skin that’s responsible for making it strong and looking supple, smooth and soft. Unfortunately, its number depletes when we age due to many damaging or destroying factors — and stress is a major culprit. The result is dull, dry and wrinkled skin. So how do we make sure that we don’t lose more collagen than we’d like? Here are some easy steps to take that you can do every day.
Add collagen to your skincare regimen
We all follow a skincare routine, so it’s easy to incorporate skin-loving products as need be. To aid collagen production in your skin, try using collagen-rich products or those that have been proven to be easily absorbed into the skin.
The Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In is a perfect example of that. It has an Intense White Cocoon Foam that’s packed with water-soluble collagen serum that can easily be absorbed into the skin. Plus, it also has double hyaluronic acid, white cocoon essence and a moisture boost ingredient that soothes and moisturises the skin while it effectively cleanses it from dirt and impurities. You can expect clean, clear skin that’s supple and smooth as a result.
Help yourself with lots of good ol’ water
The collagen found in the body is actually made up of 60% water. So when its water content decreases, it becomes unhealthy. It’s an unconventional comparison, but liken the collagen to soil. Forgetting to water it can cause it to look dry and eventually crack. So make sure you’re drinking enough water to make sure that your entire body — including your collagen — is properly hydrated and healthy.
Go easy on the sugar
There’s no denying that what we put in our bodies affect not only how the insides work but also how what can be seen outside. If you’re a fan of sugary food, it’s time to go easy on them. Sugar clings to collagen, making it inflexible, which results to dry, ageing skin. Yikes!
Give your face a massage
Did you know that massaging can actually improve blood and oxygen flow in your skin, which leads to — yes, you guessed it right! — collagen production? We recommend giving your face a massage after putting on the Senka Perfect Aqua Rich Moist Mask, which gives the skin a boost of moisture that lasts for 24 hours. After 15 minutes of leaving the product on, using upward motions, massage the skin to help the Silk Essence and W-Hyaluronic Acid in the mask get absorbed.