Are you the type who consciously chooses a healthy diet and an active lifestyle because it boosts and improves your well-being and gives you joy? Then you will also appreciate that you can do a lot yourself for the condition of your skin. Genetically, you've got some influences at play when it comes to your skin and how quickly it ages, but exercise, sleep, diet and environmental factors also play a crucial role in your skin's condition.
Take good care of your skin – it takes care of you.
You may want to maintain the firmness and elasticity of your skin for a more youthful and beautiful appearance. However, vanity should be far from the only reason to take loving care of one's skin.
Your skin is a vital organ just like your heart or your lungs. In fact, your skin is your largest organ with a surface area of approximately 1.5 m2. In addition to detecting pressure, pain and touch, your skin protects you from harmful microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses as well as external factors such as UV light and chemicals. It is also your skin that regulates the body temperature and evaporation of fluid. As the body's natural defense and important sensory apparatus, it is a good idea to take good care of the skin. Healthy, strong, and intact skin is better at repairing itself and resisting dehydration, infections, eczema and damage, and it heals faster.1
The shape of your skin is affected by many factors
There is an abundance of tips and tricks to keep your skin soft, supple and radiant with creams, serums and cosmetic treatments but for a more long-term plan you can benefit from protecting your skin from UV rays and pollution as well as avoiding smoking and stress. Your nutrition is also a key factor when it comes to the health and appearance of your skin. Several nutrients such as zinc, selenium, vitamin A, biotin, vitamin B2, niacin and iodine help in various ways to maintain the normal condition of the skin and protect the cells from oxidative stress. In addition, vitamin C is needed for the body to produce collagen, which is important for normally functioning skin.2
Collagen is one of the most important building blocks of the skin
Collagen makes up a third of all the body's proteins and predominately acts as the foundation in our skin, bones, cartilage, muscles, and ligaments. About 75% of the skin's dry weight consists of collagen peptides embedded in the skin's connective tissue. Research has not yet reached definitive conclusions, but several studies suggest that humans benefit from consuming collagen peptides combined with vitamin C supplements.2,3
The firmness and elasticity of your skin depends on collagen
One of the primary functions of collagen in the body is to strengthen and support your tissue, like the skin. The body's natural production of collagen drops from around the age of 30, and the skin begins to lose strength and suppleness. The skin does, in other words, go "out of shape".
"My favorite daily collagen powder"
- Lynda, Puori customer
Start the day with the skin’s best training partners
You can try to keep your skin in shape in a natural and simple way. Start the day with your best training partners: collagen and vitamin C, which strengthen the normal formation of collagen in the body. 1,4 Puori's unflavoured collagen powder CP1 consists of a high dose of hydrolyzed collagen peptides, which makes it easy for the body to absorb and thus utilize the extra collagen.
Enjoy CP1 in your morning coffee, tea, smoothie or together with C3, Puori's tasty vitamin C, zinc, Yerba Mate and Ginseng. When you choose Puori, you are guaranteed pure love from within, as all products are third-party tested by independent laboratories and certified by Clean Label for purity and quality.
Just like you can train and keep your body in shape, you can also do things to keep your skin in shape and the more you do, the better:
- Protect yourself from the Sun’s UV rays, which break down collagen.4
- Get enough vitamin C in your daily diet, which promotes and support the natural creation of collagen. *
- Eat sufficient sources of collagen (bone-broths, stews, etc.) or take collagen daily in the form of collagen peptides, which are easier for the body to absorb.1
*Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation. Zinc helps maintain normal hair, skin and nails. Vitamin C and Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Supplements should not substitute a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle but complement it if needed.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19128041/ An animal study from 2009 on isolated cell cultures indicated that fibroblast cells that form part of the connective tissue respond to collagen peptides by increasing cell division and forming new cells - thus increasing the skin's resilience and inhibiting signs of aging.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27852613/ An Australian study from 2017 showed that by adding collagen and vitamin C orally to a sports training program, one could improve collagen formation in the body. A formation that plays a crucial role in preventing damage as well as inducing tissue repair.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26362110/ The most comprehensive study in the field of collagen is a controlled and blinded trial from 2015. Here, the researchers examined the effect on 100 women's skin by consuming 10 grams of collagen peptide a day for eight weeks. By performing ultrasound examinations of the skin, it was concluded that a collagen supplement increases the density (density) of the skin's collagen and increases the skin's hydration (moisture).
Conclusion: The oral supplement with collagen peptides is effective in improving the characteristics of skin aging.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30423867/. A study from 2018 that investigates whether a collagen supplement can reduce fluid loss after UVB rays.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17076983A 2006 US study examines whether a collagen supplement can treat osteoarthritis or relieve pain.
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10498764/. A 1999 scientific study to investigate whether ingestion of collagen peptides may promote cartilage formation in mice.