Menopause Skin Care - Truth or Myth:
I’m too old to take collagen
Here at Correxiko, we get many questions about our collagen supplements - namely from those who believe it’s too late to take them and still reap all the skincare benefits they have to offer. It’s not!
Let’s find out more...
The good news is - it’s never too late to rejuvenate damaged skin, but - and there is a BUT, your collagen levels DO and WILL naturally decline with age - and for most, this tends to start in your 20s where it will naturally decrease by about 1% each year.
When, exactly, this happens - early 20s - or late, depends mainly on your genetics, but most people will most certainly notice this decline by the time they hit 30.
The good news is - it’s never too late to embark on a collagen supplement routine - and even more so when entering menopause.
Taking Collagen to help with the menopause
Studies show that a women's skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause and about 2% of their collagen every year after for the next 20 years. As your body and hormones change due to reduced levels of estrogen so does your skin. Most women will start to notice changes in their skin tone, texture, and pigmentation caused by Estrogen Deficient Skin which also leads to a number of menopause skin changes during menopause including a duller complexion, skin sagging, and more prominent wrinkles and age spots. But all is not lost. Taking a collagen supplement during this time can help provide the key building blocks to help your body produce collagen naturally, and by supporting your skin cells’ fibroblasts, or the parts of the cell that make collagen and elastin.
Other benefits of taking collagen during the menopause
Collagen isn’t just good for ageing skin either. As we age so do our bones which are mostly made of collagen. So when our body ages and loses collagen, our bone mass and bone strength suffer. Adding in a collagen supplement, along with other bone strengthening and resistance exercises can help to prevent bone breakage, and hip pain and fight against osteoporosis and improve symptoms of osteoarthritis too.
How quickly will I notice the difference in my skin?
Once in a nice routine of 10g a day of collagen powder and 4 collagen capsules, just 2 months of daily collagen supplementation will be enough to see a huge difference. I one study in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology suggested in this amount of time skin elasticity was greatly improved.But like anything - consistency is key so once you’ve established your collagen supplement routine keep it up, and ensure you’re eating a balanced diet full of antioxidants, protein and good fats, wearing an SPF daily to help support all the benefits of your collagen supplement also. And don’t forget to keep your stress levels under control too, as well as get enough rest and sleep every night. It all counts.