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Does skin age?
As a woman who embraces the wisdom and maturity that getting older naturally brings, you know what you want out of life and have settled down in whatever fashion suits you. You work a steady job and manage your routines well, but taking time out to pamper yourself is almost impossible.
You moisturize, cleanse, and tone for what seems like hours, but the fine lines and sun spots don’t seem to fade on good days. Makeup is always a great go-to for those days you feel pale or need a boost to pick up your mood, but constantly clogs your pores and you find yourself in an endless loop that really does nothing except waste your precious time.
Aging is a process that starts from the minute we are born. By our late 20s, our bodies have stopped developing (bar a few wisdom teeth or infected tonsils here and there).
The factors that contribute greatly to the age of our skin include:
- laugh lines
- frown lines
- sun spots
- acne scarring
- eye lines from squinting
- clogged pores that result in blackheads
- medical conditions (such as eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis)
- environmental stressors (such as smog and pollution)
- unhealthy lifestyle and diet choices
- a lack of sleep
- and that feeling of being stressed out and stretched thin all the time
Does hair age?
By her 30s, a woman is already prone to going gray and losing hair. The triggers discussed above also contribute to the health of our whole body, often manifesting themselves in the condition of your skin, hair, and nails.
Fine, brittle, dull, or lifeless hair needs an added boost when you’re tired or run down but you’re just too busy right now. Using a volumizing hairdryer could give you the illusion of great, thick and lustrous hair, but it’s just an illusion.
Shampoos and hair treatments contain pigment and harsh ingredients that burn and damage your hair. The conditioning agents and revitalizing products all seem to work, but the minute you stop using them, your dull and lifeless hair returns.
Do nails age?
Used continuously throughout the day, your hands and nails are always at risk for scrapes and bumps, burns and scalds, cuts and jabs, and get tired, too. As we age, our hands and nails also age, taking on the average health qualities that the rest of your body is currently displaying.
What this means is that, if you have dry, brittle hair and flaky skin, your nails and hands will also reflect this condition. Your hands and nails lose nourishment every single time you wash your hands or use a chemical-based hand-sanitizer to avoid Covid-19 infection.
Repeated use of hand creams and skin moisturizers hide the symptoms but don’t treat the causes. Changing your lifestyle is a possibility just by eating healthy, exercising regularly, cutting down on the substances you use (such as cigarettes and alcohol), getting enough (and good quality!) sleep and rest, and feeding your body the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutraceutical supplements it needs to stay in tip-top shape.
What are nutraceutical supplements?
Nutraceuticals include all-natural ingredients in preparations containing maca root, tea tree oil, collagen, ubiquinol, and more. Generally, these vital nutraceutical supplements are not pharmaceutically regulated, and there are very few clinical trials that have been done to confirm their health benefits. That said, those who use nutraceuticals are quick to point out the health and wellness benefits of these products, and will recommend them without being asked to.
There are many reasons why clinical trials do not take place. Financials are always a huge issue, where pharmaceutical giants have access to funding to support their product launches. In contrast, nutraceuticals are always developed following a dream that began with an amazing discovery of potential health benefits, such as in the case of collagen.
Why do you need collagen?
“An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure”, says Stella Bugbee, editor for The Cut and a busy mom of three. Back in 1736 when Benjamin Franklin said this, he was talking about putting out fires, not about keeping your skin healthy, but we like to think the same principles hold true.
When skin, hair, or nails are in optimal health, there’s no need to reach for emergency care “supplements” (such as hair treatment shampoos, oily foundation concealers, and artificial nails). A structural protein, collagen works as a building block to support your skin, teeth, hair, bones, nails, joints and vital-organ tissue.
For the average Jane out there, what this means is that your body would literally fall apart if it did not have enough collagen to sustain its critical activities. And it’s not just women who are at risk; men are at increased risk for collagen deficiencies, too.
What is a collagen deficiency?
Your skin and hair, joints and bones, teeth and cartilage, organs and digestive systems, brain, lungs, and heart simply can’t function if there is nothing of them built. Collagen is the foundation (building block) of every cell in our body, and is responsible for repairing, creating, nursing, and feeding the human body back to optimal levels.
Much as an empty well can’t produce water, a body deprived of collagen can’t repair the effects of the triggers that cause the damage to begin with. As you age, your body naturally produces less collagen because the supply starts to dry up, undernourished and unfed.
Visible signs of aging include wrinkles or fine lines, sagging or loose skin without elasticity, pigmentation issues such as age spots or sun spots, dry and damaged hair, and nails that break, don’t grow well, or are discolored. The signs we don’t see include stiff and aching joints, muscles that cramp often, and anxiety or depression about our appearance amongst peers.
How To Boost Collagen Production Naturally
There are many ways to boost collagen levels, including changing your routines and habits, following a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and making sure your body gets the right amount of the right nutrients it needs. The right amount of essential nutrients can only be found by supplementing your diet so your body gets its RDA (recommended daily allowance) in optimal levels – whether pharmaceutical, synthetic, or natural in origin.
What Collagen Supplements Are Best?
Correxiko produces clean supplements with clear ingredient lists, openly displayed. Each of our products is ‘best in class’ in the nutraceutical industry, and contain no additives whatsoever, nor do they contain any saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), sugars, or carbohydrates.
Manufactured in the UK, each premium ingredient in our Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen Peptides range is active and natural with no binding or bulking agents, additives or preservatives added. Recommended for skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, and gut health, this unflavored type I and type III powder supplement can be added to hot or cold beverages for a health boost your body will love!
Correxiko’s Close-Up Skin Lightening Supplement neutralizes free-radicals in skin cells, targets the causes and symptoms of hyperpigmentation, provides a more even skin tone and helps the rejuvenation of the skin, and lessens the symptoms of sun damage and free radical damage. Our signature Skin Lightening Supplement Set is gluten-, yeast-, dairy-, GMO-, and soy-free for beautiful skin that glows from within.
The Correxiko Close-Up Hair Supplement is a revolutionary 27-active-ingredient-formula specifically designed for women and includes essential nutrients such as vitamins B2, B6, C, and D3, as well as minerals our bodies are not able to produce in sufficient quantities from diet alone, such as zinc, selenium, iron, and copper.
The Correxiko signature Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Peptides are manufactured in Canada from wild-caught, deep sea fish from clean Canadian waters (rather than farmed fish which may be contaminated with toxins, hormones, or antibiotics). Marine collagen has been clinically proven to create a stronger biological effect than standard bovine collagen products and is an affordable, effective, and sustainable alternative for those who prefer a vegetarian or vegan-based lifestyle.
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