When it comes to skin care, we often forget that what we put into our bodies can have a huge effect on our skin just as much as what we put onto our skin.
A healthy balanced diet, full of micronutrients is crucial for maintaining healthy skin, while hydration is equally, if not more important.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are two skin care ingredients which have been getting a lot of attention in the media as of recent, but what exactly are they? - and can supplementing with them benefit our skin?
What are they?
Collagen is a type of protein, naturally found in our skin, muscle and bone. We also get collagen from our diet, mainly in meat and fish products. However, as we age, our collagen production starts to decline, and we may start to see some early signs of ageing.
Hyaluronic acid is a ‘humectant’ which means that it can help to retain moisture. This is the reason why it has become so popular in skincare products as it can help keep our skin hydrated. It is found naturally in our skin, hair, joints and eyes, however, like collagen, hyaluronic acid production in our bodies slows as we age, which is when supplementing can be useful to prevent the side effects of this decline.
Why is supplementing beneficial?
Supplementing with collagen may be beneficial for ageing skin, joint and bone health. For skin, supplementing with collagen has shown to help with skin firmness, elasticity and hydration as well as fighting signs of ageing.
Similarly, supplementing with hyaluronic acid has shown to increase skin hydration which in turn, can help to keep skin firm, reduce fine lines and slow the effects of skin ageing.
Sona BeautéActive - Skin Complex Capsules with Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid
Sona BeauteActive Skin Complex contains collagen which is effective in maintaining the elasticity, tone and texture of the skin as well as hyaluronic acid which helps the skin maintain moisture and helps the tissue regeneration process involved in healing, essential for a healthy complexion and overall radiance of healthy skin.
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