Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps “hold” the skin together, giving it firmness and elasticity.As we age, collagen production slows.Luckily, there’s lots you can do to preserve your collagen and even boost its production.
1. Up your vitamin C intake
A study published in the American Journal of Nutrition found women over 40 with the highest amount of vitamin C in their diet were less likely to develop wrinkles than those who consumed lower levels.Vitamin C is crucial to the ­formation of collagen - without it amino acids can’t be linked to form the protein.Good sources are red pepper, dark green leafy veg like broccoli and sprouts, tomatoes, oranges and kiwi fruit.Skincare that contains vitamin C is also thought to encourage collagen repair. 
We recommend #1 Top rated Joyal Beauty Super Brightening Vitamin C Serum, the most effective and stabilized vitamin c serum.
2.Stop smoking
Smoking creates enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) which damage the collagen in your skin, hence the tell-tale sagging which many smokers are betrayed by.
3. Stay sun safe
Sun exposure is a prime suspect for hastening collagen loss. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and damage the deep collagen support structures there.Our advice would be to wear an at least above SPF15 broad spectrum cream (one that protects against UVA and UVB rays) through the year.
4. Reach for retinol
Retinoid creams – only available on prescription – have been proven to help boost collagen production.Retinoids reduce substances in the skin that break down collagen after sun exposure and also target receptors in the skin which increase the ­production of collagen.
You can get your hands on milder forms of retinoid in over-the-counter retinol products.
We recommend Joyal Beauty Retinol Correcting Serum, which is bioactive and non-irritating formula, even suitable for sensitive skin!
5. Cut back on the sweet stuff
Eating too much sugar can be a beauty disaster.
It causes premature aging of the skin by a process called glycation. This is where excess sugar in the blood attaches itself to lipids, nucleic acids and proteins (especially your collagen) to form “advanced glycation end ­products” or AGEs, which accelerate the aging process and so cause wrinkly skin.
6. Exfoliate
Exfoliation – removing the top, dead layer of skin – helps speed up the natural process of skin and collagen renewal.
The great way to exfoliate is with exfoliants such as glycolic acid and lactic acid. They dissolve the glue-like substance that bonds dead skin to the surface rather than sloughing it away like scrubs do, and give a more even result, leaving skin looking healthier and more radiant.
We recommend Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum,which contains 1.2% glycolic acid and less than 1% salicylic acid. It is a leave-on exfoliant and gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
7. Add antioxidants to your skincare regime
Antioxidants help protect against free radicals that can cause aging skin.The term ‘free radical’ describes a damaged skin cell.It’s ‘free’ because it’s missing an electron (healthy cells have two ­electrons, a damaged cell has one.Free radicals attach themselves to healthy skin cells and basically suck out the electrons they need, leaving healthy skin cells damaged.This process triggers an enzyme in the skin that breaks down collagen. Antioxidants help by neutralizing the free radical so that it doesn’t have to feed off our healthy skin cells.
Sip on green tea – it contains ­antioxidants called catechins – and eat foods high in lutein, an ­antioxidant found in green leafy veg like spinach. Look for creams and serums containing antioxidants too. 
We recommend Joyal Beauty Timeless Skin Renewal Serum, which contains organic bee propolis, royal Jelly, honey and centella asiatica herb. Those are natural antioxidants. Best bee treatment+ Best collagen boosting serum.
8. Plant proteins, please
The menopause can make us wrinkly because, as we age, our oestrogen levels drop. Because oestrogen is vital to making healthy collagen, creases and crinkles can creep in to our skin.
Lots of foods contain plant ­oestrogens (phytoestrogens) that can help replace the effects of lost oestrogen. Try hummus, nuts, soy and pinto beans. 
Massaging your face daily will help boost the production of collagen, give skin a more plump appearance and help stimulate the lymph glands to promote clear skin. Use massage oil especially if you have dry skin. 
September 21, 2017 by joyalbeauty Admin