Collagen plays an important role in skin and joint health - but did you know it can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite? That's one more reason to include collagen into your routine.
How does collagen affect the appearance of Cellulite?
Collagen makes up the webbing like structure that lies beneath the skin that acts similar to a gliding sock to allow tissues to freely move over one another and stretch without causing pain or damage. As we age our collagen production begins to decline at approximately 1-2% each year. Cellulite is often suspected as a dermal imperfection issue but it is rather a collagen status issue.
Your body requires specific amino acids to make collagen and as such if we don’t get these amino acids in our diet it can contribute to the depletion of collagen and early signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles and cellulite.
Why do more women than men have cellulite?
Women generally carry a higher body fat percentage and estrogen and it is as your collagen levels deplete over time, the webbing that collagen makes up becomes thinner and more penetrable allowing for these dimples to appear in the dermal tissue. Ensuring that you are getting plenty of dietary collagen sources, Vitamin C which supports collagen and avoiding exposure to environmental factors that contribute to a quicker decline of collagen-like:
✖️Extensive UV exposure
✖️Poor hydration levels