Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps “hold” the skin together, keeping it looking younger and giving it firmness and elasticity.
When we’re young, our skin stays plump and smooth because it constantly regenerates itself.
But as we age, collagen production slows – and existing collagen can get damaged due to sun exposure and bad skin habits. The results? Wrinkles and sagging skin going south.
Luckily, there’s lots you can do to preserve your collagen and even boost its production. The key is to keep skin cells hydrated, for Youthful-Looking skin from inside out!
Follow these tips from Dr. Murad:
Nourish Your Skin
Use a daily moisturizer to deliver a rush of hydration to your skin, this also helps create an environmental barrier that protects your cells from the daily stresses.
Eat Your Water
Enjoy an amino-acid and antioxidant-rich goji berry smoothie to help strengthen the cellular membrane and retain hydration.
Awaken Your Body
Build muscles that hold optimal hydration by practicing strength-training exercises, such as squats and lunges.
Be Kind to Your Mind
Practice breathing exercises to reduce Cultural Stress®, which is linked to high cortisol levels that lead to cellular dehydration.