Collagen's Role in Repairing Sun Damaged Skin Naturally

If you want to repair damaged skin, you're in the right place. You can't always be on top of sunscreen, hats and shade — sunburns happen. After spending the summer outdoors, the best thing you can do is to take care of your skin, even after the fact. Sun-damaged skin, pigmentation, and fine wrinkles can all be helped with collagen — one of your body's most important natural proteins.

To be smart about your body's collagen production and rejuvenating sun-kissed skin, it’s important to understand exactly what your skin needs. Here are a few things you should know:

Why is Collagen Important?

Collagen makes up roughly a third of all the protein in your body. It’s responsible, essentially, for holding everything together. Your cartilage, bones, tendons, muscles and blood vessels are all made possible by collagen. It's also integral to the elasticity of your skin. Skin rejuvenation happens when collagen levels are high — your skin looks smooth and firm and is soft to the touch.

Sun Damaged Skin

The sun is the number one cause of damage to the skin. The medical term for the fallout of sun-damaged skin is 'photoaging.' Signs that your skin has suffered from photoaging include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots or sun-damaged white spots on skin
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Loose skin
  • Spider veins
  • Redness, blotchiness in your complexion

Some sun-damaged skin may be permanently changed because UV rays can alter your DNA. This is why it's so important to protect your skin from the sun. But, you can help your body's process in skin rejuvenation by promoting collagen production through clinically proven supplements like Biosil®. Through a randomized, double-blind trial, Biosil® was proven to reduce the effects of photoaging by improving skin elasticity. This was achieved through the regeneration and new production of collagen fibers, activated by ch-OSA® — the active, patented compound in Biosil®.

How you can help your body produce collagen

Generating collagen is a complicated process that gets harder for your body as you age. As you grow older, your body produces less and less. By 21, your collagen begins to decrease at roughly 1% per year — by 30, your deteriorating collagen can result in wider and deeper wrinkles and skin that can't heal as quickly or well from sun damage. But, you can help your body produce more collagen to combat the aging process, diet, and damage from the sun.

Each step in the complicated process of producing collagen requires a different enzyme. Biosil® activates these enzymes, giving your body the support it needs to create collagen on its own. It's important to know that Biosil® works on a cellular level — it is not a product made of collagen. This means that it can both prevent collagen degradation and also activate the production of new collagen and elastin in your skin.†

Taking care of yourself is an ongoing process. Your skin is constantly regenerating, so don't be too hard on yourself if you weren't entirely on top of your SPF this summer. With Biosil®, you can give your skin the support it needs to look your best.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.