Ask­ing for a friend

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

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.

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