The collagen myth. The collagen additive in your shakes is great. But not in your scrubs or moisturisers.

The collagen in skin scrub products or moisturisers is useless. Just that. Useless. I hate to break the news to you like this, folks.

The advertising literature that is being shoved down your throats by these glossy magazines, promoting collagen filled, high priced moisturisers containing collagen, are complete LIES. Nothing more than that. Lies.

Marketing companies, glossy magazines and moisturising companies make a fortune selling these lies.

“Unfortunately, a hefty price tag is never a guarantee of quality in the cosmetic industry. As a cosmetic chemist, I can assure you that 90% of the time luxury products are not worth the money they ask for.

“If you want to buy good quality skincare you need to become an educated consumer and know what to look for when it comes to ingredients. This way you won’t be fooled by a brand being established or expensive, and you won’t waste loads of money on products that don’t work.” https://www.quora.com/search?q=How%20to%20choose%20skincare

A lot of men and women will buy into this advertising because keeping a youthful appearance is what we are all after.

Please don’t fall for these advertisements. They simply prey on innocent, law-abiding people who don’t know any better.

Don’t feel too badly about being sucked into these scams. You are not the only one. No one’s explained this to you.

You wouldn’t ask me how to do a grease and oil change on your car. I wouldn’t know what I’m doing.

Collagen itself is the wonderful protein in our body that aids our tendons and skin, to heal very nicely. It keeps skin looking plump.

Collagen also helps tremendously with the healing of joints and tendons.

Babies are born with a surplus of collagen. It provides firmness and elasticity to the skin. This is the scientific reasoning behind those false advertisements.

It’s a fact that babies are born with an abundance of collagen. It’s also a fact that after the age of 30, our naturally produced collagen supply diminishes.

But collagen, when applied topically, can’t be absorbed by the skin. This is a fact. It’s a fact because the collagen size molecules are way too big.

So, if there’s anyone reading this blog who is thinking about buying a coffee scrub, chocolate scrub or even moisturiser containing collagen, think again.

It is a cold hard fact that collagen molecules are just too large to be absorbed through tiny pores of the skin. It will have no benefits to the skin when it is being applied in such a way

So, how do we keep up a healthy collagen level in our body? Simply by eating right. My favourite food for collagen is avocado. Also soy milk. You can enjoy just about any fruit that you care to name. Also go for carrots, broccoli, celery and tomatoes. Let’s not forget to wash it all down with some water.”Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for bone and joint health as well as brain function. Pair that with a scoop of collagen peptides and some collagen-boosting ingredients — such as lemon, sweet potato, kale, and avocado — and you’ve got yourself a great anti-aging meal! https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/anti-aging-shopping-list#recipes

Or maybe go for a collagen supplement in your fruit smoothie.

“Vitamin C plays a major role in the production of pro-collagen Trusted Source, the body’s precursor to collagen. Therefore, getting enough vitamin C is critical. As you probably know, citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes are full of this nutrient. Also, go for salmon. Try a broiled grapefruit for breakfast, or add orange segments to a salad” https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/collagen-food-boost#berries

So, now the collagen myth is busted, I hope you’ll share this post with others who do waste their money on these products.

Finally, please refer your friends and family to us at www.gracefullillybodyscrubs.com.au.

And remember to send in for your free sample!