Give your skin a fresh workout

Just as a gym session makes you feel younger, a grooming regimen that gives your skin more resilience can push back the years. So guy’s why not give your skin a fresh workout?

When we talk about “strong” skin, what we’re really talking about is collagen, the body’s main structural protein. It gives the skin its elasticity and strength. But with everything the levels start to decline in our twenties, leading to signs of ageing and dull complexions. To combat this, you need to slow down this loss and speed up the production of new collagen. Consider the following routine as a protein shake for your face guys.


Collagen, which makes up about 75% of the dry weight of your skin, is a protein made up of amino acids called peptides. By replacing peptides it can stimulate your body to produce more collagen. It’s like fortifying a brick wall with new mortar rather than bricks.

Hyaluronic Acid

This naturally occurring acid won’t create more collagen but can make what you have firmer. It’s a carbohydrate that supports the collagen and elastic fibres in the skin. Plus, it helps skin stay hydrated by holding a thousand times its molecular weight in water.


Free radicals from UV rays and pollutions can accelerate the breakdown of collagen. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C help to clear out the free radicals and protect collagen from damage. Niacinamide, a B Vitamin acts as an antioxidant to rebuild damage cells.


Vitamin A, also known as retinol, stimulates cell turnover and collagen production, both of which can iron out fine lines and discolouration. It can help other skincare ingredients work better by increasing the permeability of your skin.


By using sunscreen, you minimise the harmful effects of UV rays, which create collagen-blasting free radicals. Not to mention you’re reducing the risk of skin cancer.

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