But how do you get your protein? The question that produces the biggest eyeroll in herbivores is not a bad thing to wonder when it comes to skincare. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which causes it to lose it’s amazing elasticity. Let’s go over some quick info on collagen:
- Collagen is a long chain amino acid and the most abundant protein in the body
- Your body uses vitamin C and protein to make collagen
- Skin elasticity loss can be reversed (to a point) by increasing collagen production in the body
- Because collagen is a protein that is broken down during digestion, try focusing on eating foods that increase natural production, rather than supplements
Ok, so now we know a little about what it is, let’s talk about why it’s something to think about when mixing your face mask. Clean sources of protein like hemp and soy milks (non-gmo, please) are great in your morning smoothie with some delicious vitamin c packed fruits to give you that boost, but they’ll also give you amazing results slathered straight onto your face! Using hemp or soy milk as your mask activator will give a noticeable, fresh look to your skin.
You'll find hemp powder in our Super Soother dry face mask. Try mixing it with fresh orange juice or a squirt of fresh lemon for a vitamin c power punch (use citrus at night to avoid photosensitivity issues).