How To Restore Collagen In The Face

Collagen is a natural protein which your body produces, and it plays an important role when it comes to your skin, bones, and tissue.

It is basically the ‘scaffold’ of your body, the protein which provides strength and structure to your skin and bones. It’s also linked to elasticity in your skin too. 

How To Restore Collagen In The Face

Many people believe that collagen is the key to helping people appear younger as over time (see also: When Is The Best Time To Take Collagen?)our facial skin can lose collagen, but how can you restore collagen to your face? 

Here, we are going to check out the various ways you can restore collagen to your face.

This way, you can find the right method for you so you can restore your facial skin to its natural strength and elasticity. 

Use Collagen Creams And Serums

One of the easiest ways to restore the collagen in your face is by using collagen rich creams and serums. 

Collagen creams and serums are a type of skin treatment which can either contain collagen or helps boost collagen production (see also: How To Stimulate Collagen Production In The Skin)in your own skin.

They also work as amazing moisturizers for your skin, allowing a lot of vitamins and minerals to be absorbed by your facial skin to boost its appearance and health. 

However, there’s a lot of questions over whether or not collagen creams and serums work as the amino acids used to make collagen are usually too large for our skin to properly absorb.

However, the moisturizing features of collagen creams can help smooth your skin, reduce cracks and dryness, and make wrinkles less visible. 

However, some collagen creams and serums break down hydrolyzed collagen, which means the amino acids are now smaller peptides, and easier to absorb.

So, try and use a collagen cream or serum that specifically states that it uses peptides. 

Take Collagen Supplements

If you want a more direct way to boost collagen in your face, then using a collagen supplement is a great way to achieve that. 

Supplements are commonly taken whenever your body is lacking in a particular mineral or vitamin, or is not absorbing them properly from the food you eat.

As a result, supplements can help boost the levels of collagen in your body directly through consuming it directly. 

Like with collagen creams and serums, collagen supplements can be purchased with ease over a counter and are pretty affordable although not as affordable as using a cream or serum. 

However, the downside to collagen supplements is that it does not guarantee that the collagen will work immediately on your facial skin and bone.

Instead, the supplements will begin to work strengthening the structure of your overall body and not pay particular attention to your face. 

Despite this, collagen supplements are still a method you can use to restore collagen in your face.


How To Restore Collagen In The Face

Microneedling has grown in popularity over the last couple of years and although it might not be ideal for some people as it involves creating tiny wounds in your face using a needle, it is certainly effective.

In fact, microneedling is also called ‘collagen induction’ therapy due to how well it works at restoring collagen to your face. 

This is because collagen is produced by your body to help repair injured skin.

So, when you make very small, harmless injuries to your facial skin via microneedling, collagen is produced to help repair the skin there – and this restores collagen to your face. 

So, microneedling is definitely a very effective way to restore collagen to your face, but each session is pretty expensive.

The average cost for just one microneedling session is around $300 – so repeatedly seeking out microneedling as treatment will cost you a lot of money.

You will need more than one microneedling session to keep your face producing collagen, after all! Most people have a microneedling session every 4 to 6 weeks and this can total in a bill of nearly $4000 a year. 

As a result, the most effective method for restoring collagen in the face is also the most costly and many people cannot afford to use it.

However, if you can afford it, it’s definitely the most effective treatment to try. 

Change Your Diet

A super easy way to encourage your body to naturally produce collagen is to provide it with enough amino acids to achieve this.

So, a change in your diet can naturally help your body create collagen without the need of supplements, creams, or therapy. 

To achieve this, you will need to eat more protein rich foods. This includes meat, fish, shellfish, bone, egg whites, and beans.

These foods are rich in protein and amino acids, and offer additional benefits such as better muscle growth and feeling more full in general, limiting your desire to snack and helping with weight loss (see also: How To Use Turmeric For Weight Loss). 

Another important nutrient to add more of to your diet is vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a role in the creation of collagen so adding more of this vitamin to your diet will help your body in the creation of collagen.

As a result, try to eat more citrus fruits like oranges or grapefruit. Leafy vegetables and tomatoes also help provide your body with high amounts of vitamin C. 

In fact, vitamin C is so important to the creation of collagen that after microneedling, you are encouraged to drink orange juice or eat oranges to help improve the effectiveness of the treatment. 

But again, like with supplements, this method does not guarantee that the collagen will zero in on your facial bones and skin.

It will boost collagen production around your entire body and also provide additional benefits such as a healthy immune system and stronger muscles. 

Final Thoughts

So, collagen can help your facial skin stay young and strong, and there are tons of ways you can help restore collagen in the face.

From therapy like microneedling to supplements to boost collagen levels in your body, there are a range of methods you can try. Check them out above and find the best one for you! 

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