What Is Collagen
Collagen works hand-in-hand with elastin in supporting the body’s tissues. Basically, it gives body tissues form, providing firmness and strength. This combination of collagen and elastin is very important.
Face Collagen Depletion
Just about the time we approach the age of 25 we begin to experience a change in skin elasticity and texture. If a skin cleansing regime is not a daily or nightly routine, chances are the skin on the face will show signs of dullness and fine lines. What is taking place is collagen depletion or loss of natural collagen.
Collagen works to plump up the surface of the skin making fine lines and minor wrinkles appear less noticeable. To reverse and restore the loss of natural collagen, using topical natural collagen booster face-masks and collagen exfoliates, (especially collagen blended with exfoliatants such as apricot shells or refined seeds) while cleansing is a recommended treatment for restoring and replenishing the development of new collagen.
Natural Collagen Boosters Are Naturally Herbal
Using natural essential oils and teas from these herbal collagen strengtheners, is a healthy, natural cleansing for maintaing youthful elasticity for the face. These can also be found in powdered forms.
Echinacea known as the purple beautifying coneflower is used to protect and keep the skin healthy and vibrant. The flower contains caffeic acid, which is an antioxidant protector, chlorogenic acid, which slows skin cell damage by absorbing free oxygen radical that damage skin and cichoric acid, found in the roots and flower petals, which keeps the skin hydrated and dewy.
By applying Echinacea tea topically on your face you are naturally boosting the skins collagen which is one of the most talked about ingredient in top skin care products today.
This is easy to do simply make the tea at home, steep 1 tsp. dried Echinacea in two cups boiling water. Keep the tea covered until it cools. Soak a clean thin organic cotton facecloth in the tea then gently layover your face and allow it to soak in for a few minutes.
Holy basil is called tulsi or, “The Incomparable One” In the Hindu religion it is revered as a sacred plant.
The herb’s high ursolic acid content has made it the darling of anti-aging cosmetic companies.
Ursolic acid diminishes wrinkles and age spots by strengthening the skin’s collagen infrastructure.
Applying Natural Collagen Boosters
Mix a few drops of holy basil essential oil into a base lotion and massage into your skin.
When massaging use the middle and forefinger in a gentle circular upward motion until absorbed
You can also make tea from holy basil leaves and apply it to your face.
Comfrey leaves are high in carbohydrates, which soothe dry, damaged skin. Long-term use can diminish the appearance of wrinkles and allow skin to reclaim its elasticity. The leaves also contain allantoin, which boosts new skin cell growth and prevents future damage.
Allantoin helps skin to heal more quickly and to bind moisture more effectively. Useful for dry skin, burns, sun burns, chapped lips and healing scars.
Rosemary essential oils will tone and tighten skin. When applied topically, rosemary boosts local blood circulation, restores elasticity and works as an antibiotic to prevent acne. Comfrey and Rosemary are often combined in serum oils, as one is healing and one is soothing.
Peppermint has a multitude of uses for your skin care. Peppermint tones the skin’s surface, minimizes pore size, soothes irritation, stimulates circulation and restores elasticity.
As a tea it is naturally caffine free, calming, cooling and soothing, traditionally used as a digestive aid to calm an upset stomach.