When it comes to collagen benefits, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is "does collagen help skin?" Lucky for you, we're here to give you the scoop! Whether you're already familiar with collagen, or trying to establish a new wellness routine, we'll cover FAQs like "what does collagen do to your face?" and "how long does it take for collagen to start working?" below. Keep scrolling to see how you can start putting your best face forward.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
In order to get to the root of how collagen helps skin, let's get a refresher on what collagen is.
Collagen is the body's most abundant protein that helps provide structure to hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. It’s made up of the following amino acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine — components which help keep our body's connective tissue, skin, hair and nails in working order.** In essence, collagen is the glue that holds everything together.
DOES COLLAGEN HELP SKIN?
When it comes to the skin specifically, collagen helps keep it firm, plump, hydrated and supple. It does this through the dermis (the skin’s foundation), which is closely involved in keeping the skin elastic and flexible. Since collagen makes up 70% of the dermis, keeping collagen in good supply is what helps the body retain the above benefits.**
Like all things, time takes its toll and the same is true with collagen. The body's natural collagen production is impacted, which can result in fine lines and sagging skin. Adding ingestible collagen to your diet can help the body regenerate what’s been lost or broken down with age.**
WHAT DOES COLLAGEN DO FOR YOUR FACE?
In terms of your face, collagen can provide these same skin-loving benefits as mentioned above. Supplement with ingestible collagen, and firm, hydrated skin may be in your future!**
Of course, having the right products on hand is a great place to start. In this case, we recommend our OG favorites, like Collagen Peptides, Matcha Collagen and Vital Proteins Collagen Creamers®. We also recommend our Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen® product lineup which features the skin-forward ingredient hyaluronic acid — which supports the body’s skin hydration and gives you that glow** — to boost your beauty routine.**
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR COLLAGEN TO START WORKING?
Achieving your beauty goals takes patience. Luckily, seeing results is as easy as adding collagen into your daily regimen for a more vibrant you!
Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention proper collagen dosage to experience the above benefits. While we recommend 10-20g of collagen per day, we also know that everyone’s lifestyle is different. Head on over to our Collagen Calculator™ to get a customized quote for your beauty needs!
WAIT, WILL COLLAGEN MAKE ME GAIN WEIGHT?
Since collagen is a protein, it may promote a feeling of fullness. While Vital Proteins is not in the “weight loss” business (we’re simply here to provide you with collagen powders that help boost your daily routine!) we recommend discussing your health goals with your licensed healthcare professional. They can best provide you with the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and assist you as well in deciding whether a dietary supplement will be a helpful addition to your regimen.