Collagen is the foundation of healthy skin, providing strength, resilience, and a youthful complexion.
Collagen is a protein naturally produced by our bodies. It’s an essential building block within the body's various connective tissues, such as our skin. Favorable properties of collagen for tissue regeneration includes hydrophilicity, pore structure, stability, and permeability. All of which contributes to smooth and toned skin.
As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to sagging and formation of wrinkly skin. By replenishing collagen levels through skincare products or supplements, we can support our skin's health and combat visible signs of aging.
Incorporating collagen into our skincare routine helps to promote a smoother and more radiant complexion. PIO have created a Boosting Collagen Serum with bio marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and Siberian ginseng. Our expertly crafted serum is formulated with powerful anti-aging ingredients that effectively reduce fine lines and prevent signs of aging. Not only does it provide deep hydration, but it also gives the skin a radiant, healthy glow.
Collagen can also be found in various food sources. Some natural food sources of collagen include bone broth, chicken, fish, and other animal products that contain connective tissues. One of my favorite and delicious ways to provide a convenient way to boost collagen levels is through my tasty chicken soup. Chicken broth is one of the oldest ways to incorporate collagen into your diet. In the olden days, if you had been admitted to a hospital, then after surgery you would eat a lot of chicken soup due to the high content of collagen which would heal the wounds quicker and leave less scars.
Here’s my recipe.
- 1200-1400g chicken (of course the good welfare chicken 😉)
- 2 teaspoon grated turmeric
- 3 chopped carrots
- 3 chopped celery stalks
- 2 onions, sliced in half and quartered
- 4 smashed garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
- 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 5 sprigs parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 5 liters water
Step by step:
- Put all ingredients in a large pot on stove.
- Add in water to cover them all.
- Simmer for 24–48 hours, skimming fat occasionally.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl through a colander.
- Let stock cool to room temperature, cover and chill.
Maintaining optimal collagen levels is essential for preserving skin's youthful glow and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Made by skincare therapist & PIO product developer Sarah Elahi