Collagen is a structural protein of the skin, bones, teeth, nails, hair, connective tissues. Thanks to it, our skin is tight and elastic. As we age, collagen begins to decline, leading to sagging skin and the appearance of fine lines. Besides it is good to enrich our menu with useful and tasty foods that contain collagen and help its synthesis, we can also apply masks to our skin that also help its secretion. Check out three ideas.
Mask with natural cocoa
Natural cocoa is rich in vitamin A, B vitamins, sodium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and other elements that are important for skin he alth.copper is believed to help collagen synthesis. We provide natural cocoa through drinks, consumption of dark chocolate, but we can also pamper the skin with it.
To prepare the mask with cocoa, combine 2 tbsp. of it with a small amount of milk or sour cream, enough to obtain a thick, homogeneous mixture that does not run, but is easy to apply. The mask is applied to clean and dry skin. After 15 minutes, rinse with cool water and apply appropriate cosmetics.
Coffee and Prune Mask
Plums are rich in antioxidants that are believed to slow down the aging process. On the other hand, coffee has the property of tightening the skin, improving its complexion, thanks to the caffeine it contains. In combination, the two ingredients help collagen synthesis in the skin.
You will need several (3-4 pcs) well-ripened prunes without stones and skins.Mash them into a puree and add to them 1 tsp. ground coffee. Mix well. The mask is applied to clean and dry skin with light massage movements, avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. After rinsing with cool water, apply appropriate cosmetics.
Carrots are superfoods for our skin, whether we eat them or make beautifying face masks with them. They are rich in vitamins A and C, which help collagen synthesis, protect the skin from harmful sun rays, slow down aging processes. In combination with honey and yogurt, deeply nourish the skin and make it radiant and smooth.
To prepare the mask, you will need 1 boiled carrot to mash. To it add 1 tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp. yogurt or sour cream. Mix the ingredients well. The mask is applied to clean and dry skin. After 10-15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and apply a suitable cream.