Let me ask you a question. When was the last time you thought about collagen? Do you know what collagen is or what it does?
If you are a lot like me chances are that it didn’t really crossed your mind. Sure, you have probably seen it being marketed at Target or Costco, but it never crossed your mind.
And that’s okay.
Now if you know what collagen is and you know me personally, you should’ve brought it up years ago!
I didn’t really start paying attention to my skin until I became a mom, which was about 6 years and 9 months ago. I started to noticed just how exhausted I looked. And that’s when I started to asked myself, “Have I always looked like this?” The reality is that we don’t have to worry about such things when we are young. It doesn’t really matter in our 20s even. It’s after we turn 30 that it starts hitting us.
And really, this is when I started to wonder what I could do to fix it. This is when I created a skin regimen for myself. One that I do every day and night. One I will share in a later post.
But for today, let’s go back to our collage shall we?
I didn’t really look into collagen until last year, during March. That’s right. When we went into Covid lockdown! Being stuck at home, working from home, and taking care of the kids became (again) exhausting! And I think that’s when I started to ask myself questions such as: Why was my face breaking out more than usual? Why did my skin looked a little off? Why did I looked so tired even though I use serums and such?
Personally, I think it was the anxiety of the unknown with a hint of aging, and the fact that I now had time to really think about this. So I did what anyone else would do, I Googled it and found out that collagen is important because:
- It strengthens our skin and benefits elasticity and hydration, especially as you age.
- Implementing collagen peptides as part of your daily routine will increase skin hydration and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- By drinking collagen, you are helping the production of other proteins, such as elastin and fibrillin.
- It helps relieve and prevent joint pain and bone loss
- Can boost muscle mass and promote heart health
- It strengthens your nails and hair.
- It keeps your gut healthy and can even help with your weight loss.
I was surprised that adding collagen to my everyday came with many benefits, and after a year of adding collagen peptides to my everyday routine I can tell you that it works. My skin feels better and I don’t looked or feel as tired.
These two pictures are proof of it.
So my recommendation to you is this, give collagen peptide a try. Now, don’t just try it for one month. You need to stick to it for at least 90 days and then you can be the judge. I recommend taking a before and after picture because sometimes this is the best way to know if it works.
And remember, even if you think you’re fine, drink it. There’s many benefits to collagen peptide and really, we should all see this as preventive care.
After all, let’s face it, we are not getting any younger here.