Collagen is a protein associated with the tightness and elasticity of the skin. As we age, the collagen present in our facial skin begins to break down, producing wrinkles. Collagen facial aims to correct sagging skin by supplying the essential ingredients needed for collagen formation.
A typical collagen facial treatment in a spa begins with cleaning and exfoliation of the skin. After removing the dirt, grime and dead cells, your skin is ready to accept a rejuvenating facial treatment, which tries to trigger collagen synthesis. The face and the neck are massaged with a facial cream containing concentrated collagen. To help the collagen facial cream to penetrate deeper into the skin, a micro current wave or galvanic treatment is performed.
Collagen facial at home
You can have a collagen facial at home with fruits. Two popular fruits noted for facilitating collagen production are kiwi fruit and avocado. Kiwi fruits are one of the best sources of vitamins C and E. You can hardly find any other fruit that contains large amounts of both these antioxidant vitamins. Researchers have found that avocado contains D-manno heptulose, a sugar, capable of boosting collagen formation.
A facial containing kiwi fruit and avocado could supply your facial skin the essential nutrients necessary for collagen synthesis. Make a collagen facial by blending one tablespoon of avocado flesh with the pulp of Â½ kiwi fruit. Apply the collagen face mask on your face and neck and leave it on your skin at least for 30 minutes. With a damp cloth wipe the collagen face mask from your face and rinse your face with cool water. For best results, use this natural collagen facial at least once a week. Manuka honey is a prominent collagen booster, which could be applied as a face pack for promoting collagen synthesis.
If collagen facials fail to eliminate the lines and wrinkles from your face and neck, you can opt for collagen fillers to correct the imperfections on your skin. This cosmetic treatment works by injecting fillers derived from bovine or human collagen into the wrinkled areas of your skin.