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  • Writer's pictureDr. Christine Dierickx


Collagen is an essential protein that provides structure and elasticity to our skin, bones, and joints. As we age, our body's production of collagen decreases, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. However, there are ways to boost collagen production and maintain a youthful appearance.

Here are five ways to do so:

  1. Eat a healthy diet: Your skin needs nutrients to produce collagen. Foods rich in vitamins C, E, and A, as well as zinc, copper, and selenium, can help promote collagen production. Some examples include citrus fruits, berries, nuts, and leafy greens.

  2. Use skincare products with collagen-boosting ingredients: Look for products containing retinol, vitamin C, and peptides, which can stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture.

  3. Protect your skin from the sun: UV rays can break down collagen fibers in the skin. Always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when you go outside, and consider wearing a hat and seeking shade during peak sun hours.

  4. Get enough sleep: During sleep, our body repairs damaged cells, including those responsible for producing collagen. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night to promote collagen production.

  5. Exercise regularly: Exercise can increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production. Strength training, in particular, can help build muscle mass, which supports the skin and helps prevent sagging.

Remember, taking care of your skin is not just about looking good, it's also about feeling good. Boosting collagen production can help you maintain healthy and youthful-looking skin.

If you're ready to take the next step in boosting your collagen and achieving healthy, youthful-looking skin, book an appointment with Dr. Dierickx today. Contact us to schedule your consultation and learn more about our range of treatments tailored to your unique needs. Let's work together to achieve the beautiful, radiant skin you deserve!


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