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Did You Know Your Skin Starts Losing Collagen Over Time? Here's What You Can Do About It

Collagen loss can be affected by your genetics, lifestyle, and environment.
Did You Know Your Skin Starts Losing Collagen Over Time? Here's What You Can Do About It

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Collagen makes up around 70 percent to 80 percent of your skin's weight, and is a crucial protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity.

In other words, collagen helps give your skin that firm, bouncy look!

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However, when your skin loses collagen, you may notice a loss in its firmness and elasticity.

Typically, most people start losing collagen as they age. While it's different from person to person, collagen loss can be affected by your genetics, lifestyle, and environment, and could even start in your 20s?. According to the National Library of Medicine, once the process of collagen loss begins, you lose around 1 percent of collagen every year.

No matter how young or old you are, collagen loss is something you can't really avoid. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help maintain your collagen levels:

1. Start taking collagen supplements daily.

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Collagen supplements come in various forms, be it pills, powders, or liquids, and work by stimulating your body to produce collagen on its own.

These supplements often contain hydrolysed collagen, which has been found to improve your skin's elasticity and hydration after taking it for 90 days.

2. Add protein-rich food to your diet.

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Try eating foods that are rich in amino acids, which are the building blocks of collagen. This could include lean meats, fish, eggs, dairy, beans, or legumes.

Additionally, you can consider incorporating vitamin C-rich foods too, as they are crucial for collagen synthesis.

3. Protect your skin from the sun.

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We all know the importance of wearing sunscreen, which includes protecting your skin's appearance and avoiding sunburn. However, what you may not know is that UV rays can penetrate deep into your skin and damage collagen fibres.

Using sunscreen can help safeguard your skin's collagen from UV rays, preventing accelerated collagen loss.

4. Look out for skincare products that protect collagen.

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Certain skincare ingredients have been shown to preserve collagen. For instance, vitamin C can help to protect collagen in your skin against UV damage, while also triggering collagen formation and stabilising collagen protein.

If you're looking for a skincare product that protects collagen, NIVEA Super 10 Youth Protect Body Serum has got you covered. Read on to find out more about it.

5. Take a breather and relax.

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Did you know that chronic stress can contribute to the production of cortisol, a hormone that may negatively impact collagen levels?

Instead of stressing yourself out, take a step back to unwind. It could be anything, from spending time doing hobbies you enjoy, to taking a day off just to get away from the hustle and bustle of work. Remember, less stress, healthier skin!

There's no better time to start protecting your skin's collagen than right now, and NIVEA has just what you need!

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Introducing NIVEA Super 10 Youth Protect Body Serum, which provides 150x more vitamin C* and Collagen Protect**, as well as essential skin nutrients from golden fruit extracts.

First things first, the body serum offers 150x more vitamin C, which will do wonders for your skin health as a whole.

Besides giving your skin a glow up, NIVEA Super 10 Youth Protect Body Serum comes with SPF15 for Collagen Protect — it helps protect the skin and collagen from sun damage. Since it is a body serum, it also has a light, non-greasy texture that offers quick absorption.

All in all, NIVEA Super 10 Youth Protect Body Serum gives you more radiant, bouncier, firmer, youthful looking skin in five days***.

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NIVEA Super 10 Youth Protect Body Serum contains 10 Super Vitamins and essential skin nutrients, which includes six essential vitamins and four golden fruits to give you more radiant and bouncier skin. Not only does it contain ingredients that support your body's natural collagen production, it also helps to nourish your skin, retain skin moisture and improve skin texture.

Whether you want to give your skin a radiance boost, or lock in your youthful look, you can "give your skin more" with this body serum.

Ready to start your journey to having radiant, bouncy skin? Go ahead and try out the NIVEA Super 10 Youth Protect Body Serum today!

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You can get the body serum in 320ml, 180ml, or 70ml variants at your nearest pharmacy or supermarket, as well as Watsons, Guardian, or NIVEA Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada.

*150x more vitamin C compared to NIVEA Intensive Moisture Body Milk
**With SPF 15
***With twice daily usage. Tested on 32 people, aged 18-45 years old, Jan-Mar 2023 by Spincontrol Asia Co.,Ltd, Thailand. Individual results may vary.

The information provided is for educational and communication purposes only and it should not be construed as personal medical advice. Information published in this article is not intended to replace, supplant or augment a consultation with a health professional regarding the reader’s own medical care.

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