An effective collagen facial must help your skin make and eventually contain more of its own collagen. Although pure liquid collagen (a substance made by animals) can be purchased and put on onto the skin, the delivery system may not be as effective as creating a collagen facial with ingredients proven to make your skin make more of its own collagen. Here’s a simple collagen facial with proven collagen boosting ingredients that’s natural and easy, using fresh, green, inexpensive ingredients available year-round.
It’s recently been reported that the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and a French research team have found serious benefits for the skin in avocados. Certain avocado sugars including D-manno-heptulose boost epidermis collagen. As well, vitamin C is also proven to produce more collagen in the skin when applied topically, and kiwi fruits have one of the highest vitamin C amounts of any fruit, along with vitamin E, also a benefit to the skin.
Gather your collagen facial ingredients. You’ll need a very small mixing bowl, a mixing spoon, an avocado, and a kiwi fruit.
Prepare the collagen facial. Slice off about a tablespoonful of avocado and remove the tough skin from this section, then drop the green, creamy piece of avocado into the bowl. Cut the kiwi in half and remove the pulp from one half of the kiwi, discarding the “hairy” outer skin from the half that you removed, and drop the fruit into the bowl. Mash the two together. Eat the leftover fruits or save them in the refrigerator for another future collagen facial. Some exposed areas on the avocado will turn brown if you don’t dip it in lemon juice, but you can cut that part off and still have plenty for future collagen facials.
Apply the collagen facial mask. Apply to clean skin and leave on for a half hour. Some reports state that skin absorbs as much as it can of a substance within a half hour.
Remove the collagen facial. Remove the bulk of the collagen facial with a damp cloth, then splash the face with warm water to remove the rest, and pat dry.
Apply the collagen facial regularly. Tests show that topical treatments are cumulative and will boost skin collagen over time with regular use.
Do a patch test for allergies and consult your dermatologist first.