October 10, 2023
When trying to achieve a more youthful complexion, it can feel like a magic wand is more accessible than half the surgical treatments on the market. If you want to turn back the hands of time without some kind of enchanted intervention (or expensive surgery), you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, I’ll explain how to boost collagen to achieve a tighter, more toned complexion with my top at-home anti-aging tips!
There’s a reason why boosting collagen is one of the best nonsurgical facial treatments for a younger-looking complexion: Collagen is the primary building block for the skin! In fact, collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and its fiber-like structure keeps our skin, muscles, and even bones tightly connected.
Skin with healthy levels of collagen isn’t just tighter and more lifted; it’s also stronger. However, our bodies produce less collagen as we age. As existing collagen levels begin to decline, the skin becomes weaker. The lower collagen levels become, the less the skin maintains its structure. The result? Fine lines, wrinkles, and jowls that we associate with aging.
Fortunately, an array of at-home anti-aging tips—paired with powerhouse anti-aging skincare rich in ingredients like poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)—can help not only boost collagen production but also help the skin maintain its original shape. In other words, by learning how to enhance your collagen levels, you can work to turn back the hands of time on your skin!
The number one tip to boost collagen is to incorporate anti-aging skincare formulated with poly-L-lactic acid, more commonly known as PLLA.
PLLA is an FDA-approved bio-stimulator that promotes collagen formation and gradually restores facial volume. Prior to esthetic PLLA products, you could find it in dissolvable sutures used by plastic surgeons to tighten and lift patients’ skin.
When PLLA is applied via topical skincare, it delivers a message to produce collagen. Once the antioxidants and peptides in PLLA products penetrate the skin’s surface, the PLLA at the top of the pores continues to send that message. You can watch me dive into the collagen-boosting benefits of PLLA in this video, where I share my favorite popular PLLA products, including:
One of my favorite at-home anti-aging tips is experimenting with techniques that help your skincare absorb better into your skin. The best solution for increased absorption is microchanneling, an advanced type of microneedling that causes less damage to the skin. I recommend applying a PLLA product, like the House of PLLA HOP+ 24k Gold Volumizing Sheet Mask, and following with the Skin Wand Pro on Level 1 for 5-10 minutes!
Aside from microchanneling, microcurrent is another one of the best ways to boost collagen production at the source. Microcurrent devices emit subtle electrical frequencies that increase ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels by as much as 500%, thereby increasing collagen production.
I cannot say enough good things about the Clareblend Mini Microcurrent, which boasts results in just 12 days!
From stubborn acne to oily skin, we all know that diet can influence complexion. But did you know there’s such a thing as “sugar sag,” or skin aging caused by consuming excess sugar? If you want to boost collagen production, be sure to limit your dietary sugar intake and replace high-sugar foods with high-protein, nutrient-rich foods linked to higher collagen levels, such as:
Of course, we can’t mention diet in relation to anti-aging skincare without discussing drinking and smoking. It’s been proven time and time again that smoking and alcohol consumption significantly impact skin aging, especially volume-related signs of aging like skin sagging and hollowing. As you craft a collagen-boosting routine, remember to eliminate those not-so-healthy lifestyle habits, too.
As a powerhouse ingredient to boost collagen, I recommend you include PLLA anywhere you can in your routine—and that includes sun protection! While shielding your skin from UV rays is one of the most obvious at-home anti-aging tips, the House of PLLA HOP+ All Mineral Multi-Protection Face & Body Sunscreen works double-duty to support your collagen-building routine.
The last tip to work into your at-home anti-aging routine is twice weekly ultrasound. I recommend Time Master Pro Ultrasound and LED, a professional-grade low-frequency device that smooths wrinkles and tightens skin using the plumping effects of sound waves. You can even pair the ultrasound treatment with your HOP+ Pilleo Stem Cell Mist to activate cell regeneration!
You don’t have to spend a fortune on invasive surgeries to look younger, nor do you need a fairy godmother to achieve tighter-looking skin. All you need is to boost collagen production! For help putting the above at-home anti-aging tips in action, join me in the Christine Byer Beauty Club for personalized support, access to savings, and the opportunity to win a FREE consultation. I look forward to seeing you in the Club soon!
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