So you’ve read through our FAQs page but still have some questions about how collagen works and what it can do for your skin. We understand! Although collagen supplements have been popular for quite some time now, our collagen beauty tea is a relatively new product and you may have some concerns about its efficiency. So we thought we’d put together a blog centred all around answering the most frequently asked questions about collagen for skin and Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea. Read on to find out more!
What type of collagen is best for skin?
The best type of collagen for the skin is Type I collagen because it is the type of collagen most abundantly present in the body. This type of collagen is responsible for holding your body’s cells, internal organs, ligaments, muscles, tendons - your skeleton together, as well as for the elasticity of your skin. Even your nails, hair, muscles, joints, cartilage and teeth are made from collagen.
As you get older, the body’s ability to produce all types of collagen slows down. Because Type I collagen is so deeply involved with every process in your body, a decrease in this manifests itself as sagging skin, dry or dull skin, wrinkles, fine lines, hair loss or thinning hair, brittle nails, joint aches and pains and a higher chance of injury.
How can I increase collagen in my face?
When you take collagen supplements or our collagen beauty teas, it can be impossible to direct it to a particular part of the body. Instead, collagen peptides are easily absorbed, and work by raising the levels of collagen throughout the body so every part of the body takes as much as it needs. However, you may take a few further steps to preserve the collagen present in your skin, such as:
- Prevent collagen loss through UV exposure and use sunscreen every day and reapply every few hours
- Prevent collagen loss by adding a Vitamin C serum to your skincare routine
- Limit your sugar intake
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Stop smoking (if you do) and avoid picking up the habit
- Manage your stress levels
- Get enough sleep, and
- Incorporate two cups of Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea into your everyday routine.
Can you rebuild collagen in your skin?
While it is true that the body’s natural production of collagen slows down from your late twenties, it is possible to provide your body with extra collagen to help make up for this loss. Although several cosmetic procedures promise to offer an instant boost to the levels of collagen in your body, these effects may be short-lived. A better way of boosting collagen in the body is to incorporate taking hydrolysed collagen peptides into your everyday routine.
Luckily, Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea makes this so much easier by offering over 11 blends of delicious antioxidant-rich teas formulated with collagen for skin, hair, nails and joints. With so many options, everyone is bound to find a blend that appeals to their tastes!
How fast does collagen start working?
Most studies reveal that it takes at least a month or two of regular collagen supplementation for people to start seeing a difference in skin hydration, elasticity and density. However, it can take up to three to four months of regular use to see a marked difference when supplementing with collagen peptides.
When should you start taking collagen?
Although collagen production in the body starts slowing down somewhere around your mid to late-twenties, there’s no rule that says you can’t start taking collagen earlier. As a general rule, it’s generally a good idea to add collagen to your diet one way or another somewhere between your 20s and 30s, but the earlier you start, the better.
Does collagen make you gain weight?
No, collagen does not make you gain weight. Quite the opposite actually! Studies reveal that collagen helps give your body an added boost of energy that can help you work out for longer and increase muscle mass, which is not the same as gaining fat, (which is termed unhealthy weight gain).
Collagen can also help improve gut health, which can boost metabolism and improve overall health in addition to helping you lose weight. Our bodies are far more intimately connected to our digestive system than we realise, and problems with the digestive system can result in a number of problems like unexplained weight gain, inflammation and heartburn.
Can men use collagen?
Of course! There’s no reason why men can’t experience the invigorating benefits of Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea! Just like women, men also experience a natural decline in their collagen levels once they hit their mid-twenties, although the effects of this on the skin may not be felt as strongly due to the male skin being 25% thicker than a woman’s. However, many men choose to supplement with our collagen tea for several reasons, such as:
- To improve gut health
- To improve bone and joint density
- To improve muscle and tendon strength
- To boost heart health
- To slow down hair loss
- To build muscle mass and improve elasticity in connective tissues, and
- Just because it tastes amazing!
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