What Is Collagen and Why Are People Using It for Skin?

Proteins like collagen give your skin its strength, it is important for a youthful complexion, and here are some of the reasons why people use it.

What is collagen for skin
A protein called collagen helps maintain the youthful appearance of your skin, and here are the reasons why it’s used. FILE PHOTO

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin looking young, It gives you a good skin tone, and here’s why people enjoy it so much. This makes the gelatin jiggly!

Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies slow down and produce less protein. Our hair begins to thin, our nails become brittle, our skin becomes saggy, and it becomes harder and harder to build muscle. 

But thanks to advances in technology and nutrition studies, there are now ways to reduce this loss of collagen!

The collagen is injected

People inject collagen into their skin, but most plastic surgeons consider this method outdated. The effects don’t last until some new fillers are available. 

Additionally, collagen injections often trigger allergies or infections, which should eliminate rashes, itchiness or tumours.

SEE ALSO  UGX 200 Is the Price Set by MTN Uganda for Its Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Collagen cream

Buyers Beware! Collagen is a protein and therefore cannot be absorbed into the skin. Any cream or lotion that reports the benefit of collagen is unfortunately not effective. Do not waste your money on such snake oil.

Eating collagen

In conclusion, it’s simple: To help your body build more protein, you need to eat more protein.

Increasing the input helps the output when there are other factors involved. But many sources of protein, such as meat, seafood and dairy products, contain saturated fats and cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease or high blood pressure.

Still, there is a way to eat protein without all the negative side effects. Eat collagen!

Studies have found that eating collagen as a broth or supplement can help improve hair, nail and skin health. In one study, older men who lifted weights and took a collagen supplement gained more muscle and lost more fat than men who did not consume collagen. 

SEE ALSO  What's coming to Netflix in May 2020?

Since collagen is the glue that holds your skin together, eating collagen can help heal the wound, build new blood vessels, and help with immune function.

Cleverly source your collagen

Of course, some medical professionals are sceptical about the source of collagen. Collagen comes from the skin of animals such as cows, pigs and chickens, which may contain heavy metals and other contaminants.

So, if you want to take a collagen supplement, make sure it comes from a clean source.

One misconception about collagen is that it is made from horse and cow legs. Although these body parts are made of protein, it is not collagen. It is a protein called keratin which builds up your hair and nails.

For the best and purest source of collagen, you can make your broth by boiling the rest of the organic chicken and meats you buy.

Musasi Isaac Christopher

An aspiring Lifestyle blogger who specializes in health, food and restaurant sectors. WhatsApp me on +256759100143.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply