A Guide to Rebuilding Facial Collagen

As the aging process takes its toll on skin elasticity, collagen restoration becomes a key focus for a more youthful complexion. Follow these efficient steps to support collagen production:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Diet: Incorporate vitamin C-rich foods like citrus and bell peppers, along with lean proteins to provide essential amino acids for collagen synthesis.
  2. Hydration Priority: Maintain skin hydration by consuming an adequate amount of water and including hydrating foods such as watermelon and cucumber in your diet.
  3. Collagen Supplements: Consider collagen supplements, like peptides or powders, after consulting with a healthcare professional.
  4. Sun Protection: Shield your skin from UV damage by consistently using broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and additional protective gear.
  5. Topical Solutions: Integrate skincare products containing retinoids, peptides, or vitamin C into your routine for their collagen-boosting properties. (I’ll recommend my favourites below!)
  6. Facial Massage and Exercise: Incorporate facial massages, jade rollers, or facial yoga to enhance blood circulation and muscle tone.
  7. Microchanneling: Explore microchanneling (similar to microneedling but with less pain and downtime) as a minimally invasive procedure to stimulate collagen production. At Pear Beauty Spa we offer a microchanneling treatment called Procell. In just a single treatment we create hundreds of thousands of microchannels. In response of each micro-injury, an inflammatory healing process begins which initiates the formation of new collagen. What’s unique about this treatment is the human growth-factor serums which are applied immediately after the treatment to enhance delivery and collagen growth. Find out more or book your treatment.
  8. Sleep and Stress Management: Prioritize sufficient sleep and practice stress-reducing techniques to support overall skin health.

Follow these strategies consistently to promote collagen renewal and attain a more radiant and youthful appearance.

The Collagen Boosting Shopping List

At Pear Beauty Spa we carry many products to help you stimulate your collagen production and follow the strategies above. We’ve compiled them into a quick and dirty Collagen Boosting Shopping List for you!

Collagen Supplement: We carry one of the highest quality, Canadian made collagen supplements made from marine collagen – Bend Beauty Marine Collagen + Co-Factors. This supplement comes in a powder form and comes in strawberry, coconut or unflavoured.

Retinoids: Retinoids are one of the most well-known topical treatments for collagen production. They work by increasing cell turnover, stimulating collagen synthesis, and improving skin texture and tone. We recommend two must have products: Retinol Advanced + Night Cream and 0.5% Retinol Complex.

Vitamin C Serum: Vitamin C serums are also popular for their potent antioxidant properties that protect against free radicals that break down collagen. In addition to its antioxidant benefits, vitamin C has been shown to increase collagen synthesis by approximately 50%.  We recommend our Vital C15 is scientifically advanced and clinically proven formula contains 15% VITAL C COMPLEX, to visibly improve skin vitality and uniformity.

Peptides: Peptides are another popular option that work by signaling to the body to produce more collagen. These small chains of amino acids can improve fine lines and wrinkles while promoting healthy skin function. One of our best selling skin care lines will give you incredible results. These three power products Bota-Peptide Cream, Bota-Peptide Eye Contour Cream, and Bota-Peptide Concentrate, will visibly reducesthe appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, improves results for all types of treatments, and leave your skin soft and plumped with moisture.

To shop for any of these products and see the full list of professional skin care products and supplements we carry, visit pearbeauty.ca/products.

December 18, 2023

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