3 Things That Deplete Collagen

Collagen is essential for keeping the skin looking plump and youthful. And while aging is the biggest reason for the breakdown of collagen, there are a few sneaky habits that can deplete it even faster. Here are 2 lifestyle habits that can deteriorate collagen and what you can do about each. (1) Assuming the SPF in your makeup is enough. Plenty of foundations have SPF to guard against the sun's harmful rays. But they're sadly not enough to prevent the breakdown of collagen. You still need to apply at least an SPF 30 daily to ensure you are protecting your skin effectively. (2) Not getting enough beauty sleep. When the body is fatigued, it compromises the immune system, leading to a slow down of collagen production. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night to keep your immune system strong and your cell cycle turning-over correctly.

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