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Love Your Skin

For the month of love, we’re focusing on the perfect combinations and for us that’s glossy hair, glowing skin, and a balanced mood. What if we told you, a collagen supplement can assist you in achieving ALL 3! To look our best, we need to feel our best. That’s why at SkinMiles, we have sourced leading products and supplements to aid you in looking and feeling your best!

If you’re struggling with a dull complexion, chances are your hair & mood are on the lacklustre side too. Taking a high-dose hydrolysed collagen peptide supplement will drive real, lasting results from beyond the surface. Look for a dosage of at least 10 000 mg per serving to achieve the desired results from a collagen supplement. Key benefits are improved skin tone, elasticity and hydration, thicker hair, as well as longer and stronger nails.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the framework of your cells and tissues. It is the main component of the body’s connective tissue, helping to make up your skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, cartilage, and ligaments. Collagen is one of the proteins that gives your skin its plumpness, hair its density and nails their strength.

Collagen powder is super easy to add to your everyday hustle, you take it orally and it supplies your body with key nutrients. A good collagen supplement contains a high dose of hydrolysed collagen peptides derived from animals such as fish, cows, pigs or chickens. Look for a dose of 10 000 mg/serving as a minimum daily requirement for the supplement to be effective. Collagen supplements are usually tasteless and granulated, which makes it super-fast dissolving – perfect for adding to a protein shake, smoothie, or juice.

Mood booster!

After a busy festive season, summer holiday and being back at work and in routine, many people aren’t feeling their best right now. Collagen supplements could help to boost your mood and put a little pep back into your step. One of the primary amino acids that are found in collagen is glycine, this is known to increase your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood. When you increase your levels of serotonin with a collagen supplement, you may experience elevations in mood and a more positive outlook.

Benefits of a collagen supplement

Improves the quality of your sleep – collagen contains glycine, which has been linked to relaxation and good sleep. This could help to ensure that you sleep more deeply and experience a better overall quality of sleep.

Rejuvenation of skin – collagen improves skin hydration and elasticity, warding off wrinkles and reversing the signs of ageing.

Collagen helps to balance hormones – collagen protein may be able to counter low oestrogen production and even out your hormone levels, helping return your body’s mood regulation to normal.

Why should I take a collagen supplement?

The body’s ability to produce and turn over its own collagen supply naturally – as with many things – slows down over time, decreasing by about 1% to 1.5% every year from your 20s onward. This depletion is one of the main factors in the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. It also contributes to hair thinning and breakage, brittle nails, and poor bone health. When collagen peptides are ingested, they stimulate fibroblast proliferation in the dermal layers, triggering the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. It’s a way to drive visible results from the inside out!

Yours in skin

Dr Alek Nikolic and the SkinMiles team

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