Asking for a friend
With DrGL set to launch their new Moisturiser Collagen Boost, formulated to maximise skin hydration, we asked founder Dr Georgia Lee to answer all our collagen-related questions. We hear a lot about collagen being good for our skin, but can you give us a scientific breakdown on exactly what it does and how it does it? Collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) are both found naturally in our skin. HA forms the bulk of the skin matrix, and collagen fibre is one of the components found in it. It's protein-based and lends support to the skin.
such as bird’s nest, sea cucumber, and chicken ribs and joints are rich in amino acids that can be used by the body to reconstitute into HA with the aid of vitamin C.
is a catalyst needed for the natural production of HA, and it can found in leafy greens. Finally, which is found in citrus foods, helps to slow down HA breakdown. There are studies that suggest that moderate intake of alcohol may help improve blood circulation. By moderation, I means two drinks a day, with each drink being about 45ml of spirit or 300ml of beer. Personally, I like gin because it has one of the lowest calories per shot, and has key ingredients from herbs like juniper berries, which is high in antioxidants. Can it be two? Aim for clear skin without makeup and always have sunblock on over the face and the whole body to keep your skin in great shape.