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Beauty & Self-Care Bible

Jun 14, 2023 3 mins reading time

Your beauty, self-care and beauty supplement questions answered.

Self-care is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves to keep our physical and emotional wellbeing in check. But what exactly is it? And how can we best put an effective self-care routine in place?

Self-care refers to any intentional actions or practices that promote or look after our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. It means identifying your needs and taking steps to meet them.

Self-care covers a broad spectrum. We all put in place daily self-care practices such as implementing a healthy diet, looking after our skin, and brushing our teeth. 

On the other side of the coin, we all have areas of our lives that we know could do with a little more attention. That could mean working towards exercise goals, putting a bigger emphasis on nutrition, supplementation, or finetuning a personalised skincare routine.

Self-Care Practices

Effective self-care practices include:

  • Meditation

  • Exercise

  • Spending time in nature

  • Practicing mindfulness

  • Engaging in hobbies and creative pursuits

  • Seeking counselling or therapy

  • Developing a nutrition and supplement plan

  • Following a personalised skincare routine 

Women's Supplements

Women have specific dietary and nutritional needs that may differ from men due to factors such as hormonal changes, pregnancy, and lactation. These needs can fluctuate over the course of a woman’s life and may not always be met by a regular diet alone, which is where women’s supplements can help. 

Women may require certain supplements to support overall health and wellbeing. For example, calcium and vitamin D are two of the best women’s supplements. Both nutrients can help to support bone health and bone mineral density. A diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis in later life. Calcium may help prevent osteoporosis when dietary intake is inadequate.

Iron supplements can help to prevent dietary iron deficiency in women, particularly during pregnancy. 

Additionally, women’s supplements can help to support specific areas of health, such as reproductive health, skin health and mental health. To learn more about tailored vitamins for women, read our article. "Multivitamins for Women."

For example, hydrolysed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and biotin supplements are popular additions to many women’s beauty supplement and self-care routines in order to support skin health and quality.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

Beauty Collagen Benefits

Collagen supplements such as Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Mature Skin tablets are popular choices to support skin health, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (by enhancing skin firmness and strength), support youthful looking skin, and to improve the appearance of skin, hair, and nails. 

Beauty collagen supplements are typically made from hydrolysed collagen, which is broken down into smaller bioactive peptides. 

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

What Does Hydrolysed Collagen Do?

Collagen is a type of protein that is found naturally all throughout the human body – it makes up a significant percentage of skin, bone, and other connective tissue. 

Collagen plays an important role in maintaining the structure and elasticity of the skin, as well as supporting skin strength. To learn more about collagen, visit our collagen ingredient page.

How Do Collagen Liquids, Tablets and Gummies Work?

Beauty collagen supplements supports our body’s natural production of collagen, which tends to decline with age.

Collagen supplies our bodies with the raw amino acid building blocks – namely glycine, proline and hydroxyproline – the three amino acids most strongly concentrated in collagen. 

Hydrolysed collagen (HC) is a group of peptides with low molecular weight and consists of short chains of polypeptides that are broken down from bovine hides through targeted enzymatic hydrolysis. It is considered bioactive due to its low molecular weight and specific amino acid profile.

Once the amino acids reach the target tissues, they can then be used to support the production of collagen and other proteins.  

Are Collagen Liquids, Tablets and Gummies Good for You?

Hydrolysed Collagen helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness, can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and supports skin health.

In order to help look after your complete beauty health, choosing an evidence-backed supplement is pivotal. 

How Much Hydrolysed Collagen per Day?

The recommended daily intake of hydrolysed collagen can vary depending on the specific product and the intended use. Most collagen supplements recommend a daily dose of between 2.5-5 grams per day. 

The recommended dose of Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Shots for adults is 50mL.

How Long Does it Take for Collagen Supplements to Work?

The time it typically takes for collagen supplements to show noticeable benefits can vary considerably, depending on a number of factors including an individual’s age, diet, and activity level, as well as the specific product being used. 

Evidence suggests that taking a collagen supplement for at least 8-12 weeks may lead to improvements in skin elasticity, collagen formation and the appearance of wrinkles.

What are Collagen Bioactive Peptides?

Collagen peptides are a type of collagen supplement that has been broken down inro smaller peptides, or chains of amino acids, by a process called hydrolysis. 

Collagen peptides from different animal sources become more similar when the average molecular weight drops along the digestion and the absorption process. Collagen peptides in liquid form can be dissolved in water or juice, added to foods or other beverages.

Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Products

Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen range contains ingestible collagen peptides designed to nourish your skin from within to help improve skin firmness, elasticity, and strength, and to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

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