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Top 8 Benefits of Collagen to Prevent Skin Aging

Jun 28, 2023

Bhavini Desai

Top 8 Benefits of Collagen to Prevent Skin Aging

So what’s this hype about collagen? And collagen-rich skincare? Suddenly every skinfluencer is raving about this ‘molecule of eternal youth.’ Is it genuine? Is collagen so important for the skin? If yes, then what does it do to prevent skin aging? 

You deserve all these answers and more before you make your decision. So let us tell you some truths about collagen. Here are the top 8 benefits of collagen to prevent skin aging, and a footnote on some of the myths around it! 

  1. Combat Aging

Collagen is a protein naturally found in your skin and bones. Its main function is to maintain the turgidity or firmness of the skin. But its production in the body starts declining by the time you hit your 30s and 40s. This steady decline reflects on your skin because now nothing is holding up the firmness of its surface. Adding topical collagen on your skin prevents this. 

  1. Elasticity

Another very important function of collagen is to impart elasticity to the skin — the ability for it to stretch without breaking or showing wrinkles. Of course, once collagen starts bidding goodbye to the skin, this elasticity also declines. That is why those frown lines, laugh lines, fine lines, and wrinkles begin to pop up everywhere. If you add a regular dose of collagen to your skincare, you may see an improvement in your existing lines, as well as prevent new ones. That is probably why many refer to collagen as the molecule of eternal youth. 

  1. Supplies Hydration

Among its many compounds, collagen also boasts hydroxyproline. This is an amino acid that majorly aids your skin in retaining moisture. This one is another feather in collagen’s hat because better moisture retention means turgid and glowing skin, looking youthful. 

  1. Fights Stretch Marks

With age, your body changes. Even for those working overtime to keep their weight in check, the passage of time does expand your bones, muscle, and body mass. While stretch marks may crop up uninvited during teenage or pregnancy or body building, you may also see a rise in these tiger stripes during aging. Collagen-rich lotions and creams invigorate the skin and prevent it from breaking at the stretch of skin or muscle. 

  1. Reduces Cellulite

Cellulite is that weird texture you develop on cushiony parts of your body. Women often tend to have cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, and sometimes even arms. It may make the skin tone look mismatched. Collagen is believed to work on cellulite, be it weight-related or age-related. It may take some time to show results, but continued effort does bear fruit, doesn’t it? 

  1. Attacks Anxiety

Collagen is rich in glycine. Now why is glycine important to anti-aging? Because glycine is a very important element in treating anxiety. Since stress and anxiety are known to accelerate aging, you’ve got a nice support here to keep it in check. 

  1. Dark Spot Treatment

Collagen has the power to regenerate healthy skin cells. This comes in handy when you have been trying and failing to get your sunspots, age spots, and dark spots to go away. These spots are formed due to excess accumulation of Melanin. But collagen can, over time, regenerate new and healthy cells (of your original skin color) and get rid of the pigmented cells. 

  1. Blood Flow

It’s like collagen is everywhere! Even in your circulatory system, including veins. This protein strengthens the blood vessels, helping them carry blood faster and with more efficiency. When blood flows abundantly to your skin, you glow! 

Now, since we promised a few collagen myth-breaks: 

#1 Taking collagen supplements helps with skin aging

Actually, oral collagen digests in your stomach as food. It gives energy, not skin elasticity. You must use topical products for skincare. 

#2 Topical collagen can penetrate the skin

Not really. The collagen molecule is big. It does not go through your dermis layers. The moment you wash your skin, it is lost. So the only way to get collagen into your skin is by applying active ingredients that stimulate collagen production. 

#3 Then that means you cannot restore your bodys own collagen

Of course, you can. You just need the right kind of products to speed up your body’s collagen factory. Like the Savarnas Natural Hydrating Seaweed Toner, which is infused with marine waters, seaweed extract, omega-3 fatty acids, and amino acids to promote collagen production. 

Now that you are equipped with collagen benefits, myths, and a way to start restoring your skin’s elasticity — start implementing. There will be other products offering similar benefits like Savarnas Hydrating Seaweed Toner, but we can claim that ours will come paraben-free, phthalate-free, ripe with natural active ingredients, and cruelty-free.