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The truth: what collagen really does for you

Collagen supplements, drinks or even skincare products are trending as the wrinkle-fighting elixirs for skin and has even been mentioned to help acne and cellulite but that’s not all.

What is collagen?

One of the biggest proteins in the body is collagen. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity and even replaces dead skin cells. Sadly, from early to mid-20’s we start to lose our natural collagen. Loss varies with individuals but scientists agree that by the time you are 45 you’ve lost 30% of your body’s natural collagen. Falling collagen levels become evident when skin starts to lose its firmness and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear as a consequence. For more information on what collagen is click here

Collagen supplements are an efficient way of replacing lost collagen. Not only does it benefit skin but also nails, hair, acne, cellulite and even bones, joints and ligaments.

Help your skin heal with collagen

Can collagen help treat acne?

Acne is a common skin condition which causes spots, a rash and eventually can leave a scar.

Collagen has many functions from reducing wrinkles to strengthening ligaments but did you know it can help treat acne?

Seven step make-up masterclass

Beautiful make-up requires brilliant brushes, but how do you go about choosing the right ones for you?

In this video Jamie-lee Hart, head therapist at the proto-col Wellness Clinic in Westbury shares her top tips on make-up brushes.

How to choose the right colour for your lips

According to Jamie-Lee Hart, the Head Therapist at proto-col clinic in Westbury, experimenting is the most reliable method when it comes to finding the perfect lip colour for your skin tone.

But where do you even start? Jamie-lee shares her tips on how to choose the best lip colour. From fair to olive and deep skin tones, there’s a colour that enhances every complexion.

What is your skin up to while you’re at sleep?

Your skin at night

During sleep, our skin cells work hard to reduce the harmful effects of free radicals by going into a ‘repair mode’. During this time, the skin cells use up the existing stocks of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and proteins like collagen to carry out the repair work.

Free radicals are the toxic molecules that cause damage to our cells and DNA. External elements such as the UV lights, pollution, smoking, alcohol and harmful chemicals trigger the production of toxic molecules.

Your body needs healthy stock levels of the ‘good stuff’ to fight off the damage caused by free radicals.