There are several ways to improve your skin, from traditional skin care to food and our award winning glow+ collagen supplements. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to achieve glowing skin in all these different ways, so you can find your natural glow.
Look After Your Skin from the Inside Out
For years, beauty enthusiasts have been encouraging skin care through facial scrubs, moisturisers, sun cream and more, and they’re all right to do so. Particularly when it comes to the summer, when sweat clogs up our pores and the sun is stronger and potentially more damaging than it is the rest of the year, making it more important than ever to look after your skin. You can talk to a beauty specialist or do an online quiz
to determine what type of skin you have (usually defined as normal, dry, oily, combination or sensitive), which will then make it easier for you to build a skincare routine specifically suited to you with specialist products. Your skin type can also change over time, for example, acne-prone, oily skin is most common in teenagers due to puberty and the hormonal changes. However, other external factors like sun exposure can also have an effect, so you should regularly update your skincare routine accordingly. One of the easiest ways to firmer skin, however, is to increase your natural collagen, and this is something that topical skin care does not typically tackle. Even when skincare products do include collagen, the collagen peptide molecules are too big to be absorbed through the skin. For this reason, you should consider ingesting a collagen supplement instead: such as our glow+
How is Collagen Good for Your Skin?
Collagen is important throughout the body, from tendons and joints to immune health and more, including playing a huge role in maintaining the elasticity, hydration, and strength of your skin. It’s essentially the scaffolding of the skin, but from as young as our early 20s, it begins to deplete. By taking the right collagen supplement, you can rejuvenate your skin, hair and nails from the inside and achieve your perfect summer glow. Our glow+ product does exactly that, using VERISOL® collagen, which you can easily mix into your favourite summer smoothie or morning coffee..
Why VERISOL® Collagen?
If you’re looking to achieve your summer skin, VERISOL® is the right kind of collagen for you. At Pura Collagen, our hydrolysed collagen undergoes an additional patented enzymatic process that filters general collagen into Bioactive Collagen Peptides®. We use these to then create our specialised, targeted collagen powders. For example, we only use VERISOL® in glow+, which specifically targets your hair, skin, and nails. For a more detailed explanation of how VERISOL® works and the benefits of collagen for skin, have a look at our blog on The Science Behind Glow+: Skin and Wrinkles.
What Foods Can Encourage Your Natural Glow?
While collagen will help emphasise your natural glow, did you know there are certain foods that also have skin-reviving properties? The following food types are known not only for being internally healthy, but for the positive effects they can have on your skin.
Citrus fruit is great for your skin because of its high quantities of Vitamin C, which is actually crucial in binding cells together during collagen production. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it helps your skin resist sun damage and can reduce the signs of aging, as well as improving the hydration and moisture of your skin. Learn more about how Vitamin C and collagen are the perfect dream team in our blog: Are Collagen and Vitamin C the Perfect Pairing?
Also powerful antioxidants, seeds make a great snack or addition to a salad while having an impressive effect on your skin. Sunflower seeds
, for example, are very high in Vitamin E; so much so that just one ounce of sunflower seeds can provide 37% of your daily recommended amount
. Vitamin E
is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, making it ideal for sensitive skin. It can repair damage, lessen swelling, and has the same anti-ageing and moisturising properties as Vitamin C. Pumpkin seeds
are also known for their skin-enhancing properties, thanks to being naturally high in zinc and vitamins A and E. Chia seeds and flax seeds
are also great for the skin: as a general rule, you can’t really go wrong with a handful of seeds for a skin-sustaining snack!
have a good amount of healthy fats and micronutrients, making them a superfood for supporting hair, skin, and nails. However, are some nuts better than others? Short answer, yes. Almonds
are rich in Vitamin E, as well a source of all the necessary fibre and protein that combats dry or inflamed skin. A natural way of tackling acne, eczema, or other skin conditions, almonds are great for moisturising the skin from the inside out. Brazil nuts
promote heart health, improve your immunity and focus, and are excellent at fuelling protein enzymes which maintain the health of your hair and nails, combating brittleness and lessening breakages. Walnuts
are rich in Vitamin B, which moisturises the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This makes them an excellent snack for anyone struggling with dull skin, but they also improve your blood sugar regulation, insulin response, memory and concentration.
The Best Collagen for A Summer Glow+
works to create healthier, firmer skin with targeted VERISOL® collagen. With anti-ageing properties that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as its ability to strengthen your hair and nails, you could see results with just two scoops of glow+ a day in as little as four weeks. So, why not give it a try?