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Collagen 101: How to Get Supple Firmer Skin and Stronger Hair and Nails

Collagen 101: How to Get Supple Firmer Skin and Stronger Hair and Nails

Did you know that collagen, the most abundant protein in our bodies, (aka the building blocks of the body) provides support, firmness, and structure. Not only is collagen beneficial to skin, it's also an important component of healthy joints, bones, and muscles.

But as we age, our body has more difficulty producing collagen. So what's a girl to do?

It's a little easier than you think to promote more collagen in the body to give you supple firmer skin and stronger hair and nails. Obviously, nothing turns back time but with these tips you'll notice a more youthful appearance, improved overall well-being, with prettier skin and longer nails

The Collagen Benefits 101:  
What's the difference between Collagen Type I and III

Collagen Type I:

  • Skin Elasticity: Collagen Type I is a crucial component of the skin's structure, providing support and elasticity. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Wound Healing: This collagen type plays a vital role in wound healing by providing a structural framework for new tissue formation, promoting efficient recovery.
  • Bone Health: Collagen Type I is a major component of bones, contributing to their strength and flexibility. It supports bone density and helps maintain overall skeletal health.
  • Tendon and Ligament Strength: Found in tendons and ligaments, Collagen Type I enhances their strength and resilience, promoting joint stability and flexibility.

Collagen Type III:

  • Skin Structure: Like Collagen Type I, Type III contributes to skin health by providing structural support. It is often found in conjunction with Type I, promoting skin firmness.
  • Blood Vessel Integrity: Collagen Type III is a key component of blood vessel walls, ensuring their integrity and elasticity. This supports cardiovascular health by maintaining proper blood flow.
  • Organ Support: Found in organs and hollow structures, such as the walls of arteries and intestines, Collagen Type III provides support and maintains the structure of these vital organs.



3 Easy Ways to Promote Collagen Production

1. Through what you eat. Here's 6 Collagen Rich Foods and a few that your body needs to create collagen.

  • Bone broth (rich in collagen)
  • Chicken, beef, pork, and fish plus the skin (rich in collagen)
  • Beans (contain amino acids needed to promote collagen synthesis)
  • Eggs (contain proline, an amino acid 
  • Berries (Vitamin C is needed to promote collagen synthesis)
  • Broccoli (Vitamin C is needed to promote collagen synthesis)

2. Facial and body massage. A massage feels amazing. But it does so much more to release tension and boosting body flow. The increased circulation helps to spur collagen production. So every time you're applying your skincare. Don't just pat it in, massage!

  • After a shower, spend a couple minutes massaging Nourish Me into your entire body to ramp up blood flow, which also gives you a gorgeous glow. Applying to damp skin seals in hydration to plump skin and gives your skin much needed moisture. Bye creepey dry skin.
  • As a part of your bed time rituals, enjoy massaging in Melt, Magnesium and Oat Body Cream to promote better sleep and silky soft skin. It's my go to for a relaxing way to encourage the mind to unwind. Plus the magnesium in Melt helps to reduce restless leg and promotes better sleep. Win-Win!
  • Each and every time you're cleansing with Clean Slate and doing your skincare routine with Phyto Tonic, RevitalEyezing, Glow Getter and Hydration Boost  ensure you're massaging the skin. Not only does this, increase collagen, it helps to release tension in the face and firms the muscles to plump the look of your skin.

    Pro Tip: Your face starts at your boobs. Always apply your skincare to your chest  and massage up!

3. Not getting enough nutrients or needs a little extra boost? Add Lit from Within each morning, Lit contains an abundance of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties with collagen to support your skin, hair, nails, heart, brain, and overall well being. Here's more on the benefits of Lit From Within to unleash your inner glow. Plus you'll get a boost of energy!

You'll feel like you've hit the confidence lottery when you're living your best life and feeling more vibrant with an overall glow,  When you incorporate these easy 3 ways to promote more collagen in your body, it will be easier than ever.

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