Hello, Healthy Skin Elasticity?
When it comes to healthy skin elasticity-supporting"dream team" ingredients, there's a power couple I believe you need to know about, along with a cast of supporting ingredients that can take things to the next level when it comes to supporting healthy skin and restful sleep.
Of course, a healthy diet and lifestyle are primary for skin health, but finding the right supplement blend can be helpful for anyone looking to naturally support the healthy elasticity of skin. But people really feeling the effects of living in a high-stress world may need extra support to support skin health from the inside out.
Let’s face it. Stress can take its toll in a variety of ways. That’s why expensive creams often can only go so far. Another approach is to focus on getting restful sleep and supporting healthy skin via collagen intake.
Collagen Dream Team Ingredients
#1. Multi Collagen
A diet high in skin-supporting foods is important, but many people also opt for supplementation. There’s one supplement critical in supporting healthy skin, and you’ve likely heard about it before: collagen. (Ingredient No. 2 is lesser-known … more on that in a bit.)
Most people naturally start producing less collagen after age 25 or 30, and collagen stores naturally continue to diminish with age. That’s why collagen has become such a hot topic in wellness and beauty circles.
But digging a little deeper into how collagen works helps us really understand this vital component for skin health for people of all ages, including those in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.
Here's a closer look at how and why collagen protein supports skin health:
It’s your skin’s first layer of defense.
Protein acts as a support network for the dermis (the skin layer that helps keep skin resilient and supple). The skin is the largest organ in your body and plays a critical role in protecting your insides from the external environment.
It makes up most of your skin.
Roughly 70 to 80 percent of the protein found in skin is collagen. In general, consuming hydrolyzed collagen has been shown to help support healthy density of collagen fibrils and fibroblasts that form the skin.
Did you know that when collagen supplements first came out, it was recommended that they be taken an hour before bed? There is a belief that consuming collagen at night while you rest can potentially boost the skin benefits for your body during the deeply restorative state of sleep.
Consider testing this theory yourself by timing your collagen supplement intake in the PM hours. There is no “wrong” time to take collagen, and it certainly will not interfere with getting deep sleep if taken before bed.
#2. Nature’s Healthy Skin Elasticity Supporter: Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plants that come in thousands of different types; some of the most common are carotenoids, ellagic acid, resveratrol, flavonoids and glucosinolates. They’re found in everything from pomegranate to asparagus, okra to coffee and camu camu to acai.
In nature, these compounds help support plant health. In our bodies, they’re a powerful skin supporter.
Did you know that elastase is an enzyme that generally functions in the body to break down proteins, including elastin? (Elastin, by the way, is a protein that forms the main part of elastic connective tissue, particularly the dermis of the skin.) As its name and function suggest, it can also directly affect the healthy elasticity of the skin.
Today, the beauty industry markets a slew of expensive creams and serums to help support healthy skin elasticity and firmness, but here’s what I believe is the secret ... Beauty starts from within.
Phytonutrients are beneficial to include in your beauty regimen (along with a healthy diet and lifestyle) because they can support healthy skin elasticity from the inside. But like with most things, they’re often better when used with other skin supporters.
#3. Proven Stress Fighters & Restful Sleep Support
Getting a good night's sleep is so critical for so many things, from the health of your skin to looking and feeling your absolute best.
Enter ashwagandha and magnesium, two supplements known for their calming effects on the body.
Organic ashwagandha root and leaf extract helps support healthy sleep and a healthy response to stress. The most commonly used and more extensively researched adaptogenic herb, ashwagandha is a staple in the Ayurvedic tradition and has been used for more than 2,500 years.
The stress- and body-balancing agent helps the body maintain balance, even during stress.
Magnesium is calming, promoting restful sleep and a relaxed state of mind. In short, magnesium plays a role in calming the body and promoting relaxation, which is one reason why magnesium can help support restful sleep.
Tying It All Together
With the right diet and lifestyle, including supplements, getting beauty sleep is possible. For example, when you add collagen and ashwagandha to your healthy routine, your skin will be sure to thank you as you sleep.
You could find these supplements separately and add them gradually to your routine, but now there is a way to get all three in one convenient solution.
- The skin health benefits of Collagen
- The healthy skin elasticity of Phytonutrients
- And sleep-promoting relaxation from Magnesium and Ashwagandha
Our newly reformulated collagen elixir just recently hit the market, and it hits the mark on all of the above. Click through to see what it is.