The Secret to Plumping Up Skin from the Inside Out

It's important to reduce the breakdown of natural collagen within the skin. // Photo Credit: Yulia Lisitsa/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Topical and ingestible collagen help skin regain its youthful appearance, but it’s important to also slow down and prevent the breakdown of natural collagen. Here are a few tips from our experts on how clients can do this:

  • “Start to use high-quality skincare products that contain natural ingredients that boost the skin’s production of collagen starting as early as age 35. This will help the skin to keep up with collagen production at the time that it naturally starts to slow down.”—Angela Eriksen, director of education, Phytomer
     
  • “Protect the collagen against glycation; these nasty little sugar molecules can make our bouncy and flexible collagen fibers become brittle, like hardened caramel. This means stay away from processed sugars.” —Fabienne Lindholm, international director of education, Babor
     
  • “Use concentrated, peptide-based products with growth factors, vitamins, and minerals to help impact collagen synthesis within the skin.” —Janel Luu, founder and CEO, Le Mieux Cosmetics and PurErb
     
  • “Follow a daily routine that will keep the face radiant and luminous: Use an exfoliating gel or mask to remove dead cells and impurities, cleanse skin twice daily and use a toner afterwards, apply a moisturizer with sunscreen every day, and use a collagen-regenerating cream every night.” —Ada Lamela, director of education for the U.S. West Coast and global corporate educator, Pevonia
     
  • “Do a dry-brushing of the body and face to facilitate lymphatic drainage and keep the cellular waste moving. Anything that stimulates circulation will help decelerate the breakdown of collagen.”—Jamé Heskett, M.D., author of The Well Path and consultant, HydroPeptide


RELATED STORIES

Inside the Collagen Craze

Do You Know the Bio-Availability of Your Supplements?

The Inside Scoop on Ingestible Beauty

Five Plumping Ingredients Taking Over the Spa Market

Spa and Wellness Show

IECSC Florida | October 6-7, 2019

Join us in Fort Lauderdale for the 22nd IECSC Florida event! The conference program features dozens of sessions and a variety of specialized tracks taught by industry experts. Don’t miss our Beauty Education, free Healthcare & Wellness Session and six CBD-focused classes – all new for 2019! Register by September 3 and save $10 per day on admission and up to $100 on conference. Exhibit hall admission includes access to 200+ exhibitors and 30+ free classes. Don't miss IECSC Florida – the southeast’s leading spa and wellness show!

Suggested Articles

Most people know that blue light affects sleep, but what impact does it have on the skin?

The FDA granted Erchonia 510(k) market clearance to market its EVRL for the temporary relief of chronic neck and shoulder pain.

In honor of National Mental Illness Awareness Week, take a look at how holistic healing can improve wellness.